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A is for Assessment: Considerations for linking assessment and instruction

October 4, 2022 Wendy Vaulton, Associate Director for Reading Recovery and Early Interventions

Educational researcher Rachael Gabriel notes that a truly scientific approach to reading would acknowledge that “each student will require different kinds and degrees of support for component skills and the many processes of literacy” (Gabriel, 2021). But how do we uncover the kinds and degrees of support that will be most effective for individual students? Our best shot starts with assessment that is authentic, asset-based, actionable, and anti-racist. Think of these characteristics as a framework, wherein each facet supports the other in the development of responsive teaching.

Engaging Hearts and Minds Through Purposeful Talk

September 14, 2022 Maria Nichols, Author & Consultant

Create conditions and supports for engaging hearts and minds in ways that build depth of meaning making, compassion, and critical process for all students, including our youngest learners.

Tags: Teaching

Focus on Phonics: Five Tips for a Successful Beginning with Phonics, Spelling and Word Study Lessons

September 2, 2022 Cindy Downend, Associate Director of Literacy Programs

Daily systematic explicit phonics instruction is essential for students to learn how to read effectively. Consider these five pointers for organizing your time and materials from the Fountas & Pinnell Phonics, Spelling, and Word Study Systems.

Tags: Teaching

Open Windows, Open Minds: Let’s Not Close the Pools Again

August 23, 2022 Afrika Afeni Mills, Author & Education Consultant

Every educator in the United States must be prepared to engage in their own racial healing work and face challenges without fear, for the lives of their students.

Setting up the Classroom Library for Optimizing Student Choice and Engagement

August 5, 2022 Genevieve Arcovio, Literacy Trainer

The classroom library can become the heart of the classroom. Here are a few tips to optimize your students’ engagement and ease in choosing books.

Summer 2022: Online Graduate Courses

April 19, 2022 Summer 2022 Online Graduate Courses

Make the most of your summer and take your career to the next level!

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