When students draw before writing it helps them visualize what they want to say. They include details in their drawings that they will later express in their writing using words.
If you are a coach, teacher leader, principal or other administrator, you may not fully realize how your language impacts each educator in your school community.
A coaching notebook is a powerful reflection tool to consider the year’s accomplishments and determine goals for the upcoming school year.
Improve teacher decision making through three key coaching moves.
Cindy Downend, our associate director of primary literacy programs, highlights her experiences helping the earliest readers with letters and sounds.
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.