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Playing with Letters, Sounds, and Words: Lessons Learned from Four Year-Olds
Cindy Downend, our associate director of primary literacy programs, highlights her experiences helping the earliest readers with letters and sounds.
What Is Textured Teaching and why is it important?
In several states in the United States, talking about race and racism is currently restricted in one way or another. In the year 2023, not 1950. So how will those of us who are committed anti-biased and anti-racist teachers proceed? With conviction and vigor.
Make Room for Meaning: How Decoding and Meaning Go Hand-in-hand
Research indicates that emergent readers need both code-based (phonics) and meaning-based (context) strategies to successfully solve the high volume of words needed to read English.
6 Tips for Effective Leveled Literacy Intervention Implementation
With intentional planning, you can ensure Leveled Literacy Intervention instruction will have a powerful impact on student achievement.
4 Easy Tips for Efficient, Effective Interactive Writing Lessons
Interactive writing is an engaging way to build children’s understandings of sounds, letters, words and how they all work together to create a meaningful message. What are some ways you have made your interactive writing lessons effective and efficient?
Developing Justice-Oriented Readers
Kids, Books & Anti-Racism Series featured speaker Allison Briceño breaks down ways teachers can use justice questions to develop justice-oriented readers.