Key Considerations for Reading Instruction
Reading is an essential skill that lays the foundation for success in school and beyond. As such, it’s no surprise that the research and evidence that inform our understanding of how reading skills develop and how best to teach reading – is a hot topic in the field of education. There are a number of…
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
Launching the new Learning Forward Ontario Literacy Network
Learning Forward Ontario proudly presents a new four-part event series that will lead to a new Ontario Literacy Network! Our first 2 events feature @KathleenGLundy & @JennyKayDupuis First session: Join us virtually on Wednesday, August 25th, 2021 at 9:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. EST we launch a four-part Literacy Network Series. Our first guest speaker,…
Making Read-Alouds Purposeful – Canadian School Libraries Journal
Making Read-Alouds Purposeful – Canadian School Libraries Journal — Read on journal.canadianschoollibraries.ca/making-read-alouds-purposeful/ https://journal.canadianschoollibraries.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/McCallumFeature.png
Brain Words Book Club: How the Science of Reading Informs Teaching
“When we speak of building a dictionary in each child’s brain, we are referring to building a bank of syllables and words within each child – that includes information on pronunciation, meaning, and critically, spelling. These stored patterns and words referred to by scientists as lexical representations, we refer to here as brain words” p…
Effective Reading Instruction
What are the instructional strategies that promote reading success especially for marginalized students?
Guided Reading for Math?
Why not build math comprehension of complex problems with guided reading groups? How can we do this?