Tag: language

  • A comparison of assessment approaches for reading

    A comparison of assessment approaches for reading

    The following is a comparison of approaches to reading assessment that I believe are part of the crux of the ‘reading wars’. I think it is important to recognize that teachers do it all each day. If you’re a teacher working with students in kindergarten through third grade, you know that assessment is essential to…

  • What is the purpose of Decodable Texts?

    Decodables versus levelled readers

  • Language, Culture & Math

    Language, Culture & Math

    I just spent the last 3 days at a Summer Academy for Purposeful Math Planning. I was very intrigued when we were discussing number sense and the need to become more flexible with numbers and how we use them in our world. Only one person brought up the issue of culture and how numbers are…