Resources for Text-dependent Instruction
Most of the talk around the science of reading is focused on phonemic awareness and phonics, but this only addresses one part of the reading equation. We’re going to take a look at comprehension, and some strategies you can incorporate into your reading block. Where...
Have you ever wondered about the impact of diversity and representation in children's books? When my son was just 2½, we were following a cookbook to prepare that evening's meal. My son decided that Daddy couldn't eat the meal, and we weren't sure why until he began...
In the early elementary years, there tends to be a lot of emphasis on reading for enjoyment. Independent reading time and trips to the classroom or school library to go "book shopping" are often built into the school day, and reading books, magazines, or comic books...
Did you know that one of the best ways to improve your students’ reading skills is through writing? That’s right—even though there’s often a separation between reading and writing instruction in the classroom, the two skills are more closely related than you may think.
So your school is transitioning to the science of reading, but there’s one big problem—you still have all the A-Z leveled readers and predictable books that were purchased to align with your old curriculum and balanced literacy practices.
While speed and accuracy are two factors to include when assessing fluency, fluency also includes expression, smoothness, pace and prosody. Fluent readers use their word recognition skills to read words with automaticity while also using their comprehension of the text to to add expression while they read.
When planning instruction based on the science of reading, think about how to combine explicitly teaching certain words with the teaching of strategies for students to be able to independently infer the meaning of words in texts.
Here are some strategies you may find useful:
Whether you’re shopping for other educators, treating yourself or your class to a gift, or even making suggestions to parents, we’ve got you covered with our handpicked suggestions on gifts that can support evidence-based reading instruction.
Read on for some great ideas!
Let’s talk about a recent debate in the science of reading world around phonological and phonemic awareness instruction.
While running records are used in elementary schools across the world to determine a student’s reading level, there are inefficiencies to this system that are often overlooked. Let’s take a look at why you may not want to use running records and what you can use instead.