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Phonological Instruction for Older Students

Ask students to recognize whether words have been pronounced correctly.<p>Ask students to watch you as you pronounce new words or new names.<p>Ask students …

What Is Effective Comprehension Instruction?

Explicit, intensive, persistent instruction<p>To become good readers, most students require explicit, intensive, and persistent instruction.[1] In …

Comprehension Instruction: What Works

References<p>Click the "References" link above to hide these references.<p>Anderson, R.C., & Freebody, P. (1981). Vocabulary knowledge. In J.T. Guthrie …

Literacy-Rich Environments

Introduction<p>Reading is a fundamental skill that defines the academic successor failure of students. As noted by Barbara Foorman from the University …

Simple Practices to Nurture the Motivation to Read

Research confirms that student motivation is a key factor in successful reading. In Nurturing the Motivation to Read, we examined the current …

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10 Ways to Motivate Your Child to Learn

• <b>Fill your child's world with reading.</b> Take turns reading with your older child, or establish a family reading time when everyone reads her own book. …

Teaching

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Advertisements<p>Posted in Cartoon | Tagged Comic, Funny, Grammar, Humor, Language, Phonetics, Phonics, Wordplay, Words | 15 Comments<p>15 Responses<p>Leave a …

Education Week

Children can learn empathy through reading fiction and identifying with characters in a story, a new study concludes.<p>At the American Psychological …

Harry Potter

11 Reasons Books Change Lives

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Books

How Storytelling Inspires Children to Learn English

The Power of Story<p>I set aside my worries and started telling stories in the manner described in my earlier post. However, I quickly adapted my style …

Language Learning

How Spelling Keeps Kids From Learning

Mastering English requires abilities that most children don’t develop until they're pre-teens.<p>Johnny in Topeka can’t read, but Janne in Helsinki is effortlessly finishing his storybooks. Such a disparity may be expected by now, but the reason might come as a surprise: It probably has much less to …

Language

Hillary Calls Education A 'Non-Family Enterprise,' Praises Common Core

During her first official campaign event in Iowa earlier this week, former Secretary of State and 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary …

Word Maps | Classroom Strategy

A word map is a visual organizer that promotes vocabulary development. Using a graphic organizer, students think about terms or concepts in several …

5 Surefire Strategies for Developing Reading Fluency

Have you ever watched students struggle with what you know to be a great book, just perfect for their age and development? Without fluency, the world …

Teaching

Meta-Collaboration: Thinking With Another

Ushering in the Conceptual Age<p>The two aspects of being human that set us apart from other mammals are metacognition and the deep desire to belong or …

Use a Layered Reading Approach to Get Through Your Backlog of Books

So many books, so little time. If you have trouble finishing books you’ve started or you just want to get through books faster , consider this …

'We need new schools. Can we all agree we don’t disagree on how to get them?'

<b>Barnaby Lenon, chair of governors at the London Academy of Excellence and former head master of Harrow, writes:</b><p>The Labour manifesto launched …

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