As the year winds to a close, let’s pause and reflect on the wealth of learning and collaboration that has enriched our Center in 2023. Join us in revisiting standout blogs, filled with invaluable strategies to empower young readers and writers – with the hope of infusing joy into the learning process.
- Make Room for Meaning: How Decoding and Meaning Go Hand-in-hand
Is it harmful to ask an emergent reader, “Does that make sense?” Associate Director Wendy Vaulton, highlights a few takeaways from one article that reviewed evidence related to using meaning-based (context) and code-based strategies (phonics) for early readers.
- Embracing the Sciences of Reading: What Every Literacy Teacher Needs to Know
A foundational expectation for every literacy teacher is a strong understanding of the alphabetic system. Learn more about how to master this content through one of our asynchronous professional courses.
- Three Reasons Why a Writer’s Notebook is an Important Tool for Writers
Learn three reasons why you should encourage your students to keep a writer’s notebook, from Linda Murphy, our Associate Director of Literacy Programs!
- Getting to Know Your Readers
Literacy trainer Nikki Drury talks about how observational assessment can be used as an opportunity to gain valuable information about your readers.
- We Are Writers: A Kindergarten Journey
Literacy trainer Heather Rodman reflects on her conversations with a literacy coach in Ardsley Union Free School District, NY. Find out what contributed to these kindergarteners’ identity, agency, and independence as writers.
- Playing with Letters, Sounds, and Words: Lessons Learned from Four Year-Olds
Discover why teaching Pre-K was one of the most enjoyable and humbling experiences for Cindy Downend, our Associate Director of Literacy Programs, and four big takeaways from her experience!
- A Word of Songs, Poems, and Nursery Rhymes
Have you considered the many benefits of using songs, nursery rhymes, and poetry in your classroom? Literacy trainer Gen Arcovio shares how to get started with analyzing your books, texts, and poems.
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