Tag Archives: Early Literacy

How Parents Can Help Children Succeed In School

Below is my response to a great question posed by Amy (aka @teachmama) on the “We Teach Reading” group in the We Teach Ning. You can find that question here: “Learning During Read Alouds.” Hi Amy, If there was one … Continue reading

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Presenter Handouts from the United States Department of Education’s Reading Institute in Anaheim, 2010

I attended the United States Department of Education’s Reading Institute in Anaheim, California July 19-21, 2010. It was the first institute I attended from the United States Department of Education and it was phenomenal! I wrote a little bit about … Continue reading

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Revisiting Silent Reading: New Directions for Teachers and Researchers (International Reading Association Institute #6, Chicago 2010): Part Six

This is the final part of my reflections on the International Reading Association’s Institute called, “Revisiting Silent Reading: New Directions for Teachers and Researchers” that was held in Chicago on April 25, 2010. You can find part one here. In … Continue reading

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Medicine to Help Prevent Reading Difficulties: The Reach Out and Read Program

It is National Volunteer Month and I have been contemplating how I would like to contribute to my community. Recently, I learned about Reach Out and Read (ROR) and I am amazed by everything I read about this program. Therefore, … 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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