Katherine Jennifer Sabattini

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What's Hot in Literacy

A closer look<p>This year, we examined how the topics relate to one another to emphasize not just what's hot but also what matters most in literacy …

Education

The Alphabetic Principle

Address Reading Problems Early - Educational Leadership

Students must develop many different competencies when learning to read—from understanding print conventions (for example, that pages turn right to …

Teaching

Foundational Reading Skills: Fluency (K-2)

Clever Classroom

ADHD reading problems

While not all children with ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and ADD Attention Deficit Disorder experience difficulties when it comes to …

Teaching

Reading Fluency – A Critical Factor in Reading Success

In our previous blogs, we discussed the importance of phonemic awareness and phonics development for pre-emergent, emergent, and beginning readers. …

Language Learning

In reading groups, we focus on applying reading strategies to decode the text, while also increasing comprehension and fluency. #flssip https://t.co/Gf3cCJGeun

What Doesn’t Work: Literacy Practices We Should Abandon

Yesterday was _____.<br>Today is _____.<br>Tomorrow will be _____.<p>Does dressing a teddy bear for the weather each day make optimal use of instructional time? …

Teaching

6 Techniques for Building Reading Skills—in Any Subject

Teach Close Reading Skills<p>Guide students in annotation by directing them to do more than highlight or underline. Encourage students to have a …

The Six Ts of Effective Elementary Literacy Instruction

It seems that, finally, those who make educational policy – at the local, state, and federal levels – have begun to recognize just how much good …

Pedagogy

Get Students Reading – 10 Tips for School Library Month

Walk through the doors of the T.C. Williams High School library in Alexandria, Va., at lunchtime, and it buzzes like a busy coffee shop. Groups of …

Books

Sharing Wordless Picture Books

Wordless picture books are told entirely through their illustrations — they are books without words, or sometimes just a few words. Sharing wordless …

Books

Flexible Grouping as a Differentiated Instruction Strategy

In order to reach all learners, teachers use <b>differentiated instruction strategies</b>. These techniques are meant to accommodate each individual …

Pedagogy

How to Pair Scaffolding and Differentiation

Scaffolding is a key instructional strategy designed to encourage student success. Scaffolding in education works similarly to its physical …

Pedagogy

Importance of Reading Aloud

Fostering a Love of Learning: Breakthrough Moments in Reading and Writing

Developing Fluent Readers

With an understanding of what fluency is and how to assess it, let's turn to the questions that teachers are always most interested in: What should …

Teaching

Think-Pair-Share | Classroom Strategy

Decide upon the text to be read and develop the set of questions or prompts that target key content concepts.<p>Describe the purpose of the strategy and …

Teaching

Listen and Learn with Audio Books

Audio books are a wonderful way to expose your child to complex language, expressive reading, and fantastic stories. Listening to audio books also …

Books

7 Strategies For Using Context Clues In Reading

<b>7 Strategies For Using Context Clues In Reading</b><p>by <b>Kathy Glass</b><p>We often ask students to use context clues to figure out a word’s meaning; therefore, it …

How To Encourage Kids To Read & Write Every Day

20 Jan 2016<p>National Literacy Trust provides tips to parents to develop children's reading skills<p>Helping a child to develop their reading skills and …

7 Strategies for Nurturing Student Literacy at Home

When parents are more involved in their children’s reading development, children are better readers. Here are some simple and incredibly effective …

Reading Adventure Pack: Green Eggs and Ham

What's in the reading adventure pack?<p>Parent information sheet with an introductory note that teachers can personalize, instructions about how to use …

Libraries

Is your child hopeless at spelling? Don’t panic… 

Shortly after I began teaching, I had my first lesson with a group of mostly dyslexic boys.<p>As soon as I handed something out, a number of them started doodling over it. “Why are you doing that?” I asked. One boy replied, “We’re the dyslexic class, sir. We’re supposed to be creative.” It turned out …

Doodling

20 Things Educators Need To Know About Digital Literacy Skills

by Saga Briggs<p>Widely understood to be essential to success in the workplace and modern life, digital literacy is beginning to emerge as a necessary …

6 Myths About Kindergarten Literacy Instruction

<b>By Heidi Anne E. Mesmer & Marcia Invernizzi</b><p>“No time for play . . . literacy instruction in kindergarten is destroying childhood!” the headline in the …