Category Archives: Achievement Gap

Presenter Handouts from the Revisiting Silent Reading Institute & Information on the Summer Slide

Back in May, I wrote a six part series about the institute I attended at the International Reading Association’s 55th annual convention in Chicago, 2010, Revisiting Silent Reading: New Directions for Teachers and Researchers. I promised I would include a … Continue reading

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What Happens in the Home Before Kids Start School Affects Their Vocabulary & Overall Academic Success

Whenever people discuss the achievement/opportunity gap, the first thing that comes to my mind is the Hart & Risley study from 1995. You can read the entire study in this book, Interview with Todd Risley by Children of the Code … Continue reading

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