The 411 on 4 Types of Reading Errors

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Much of educational research is bunk. There I said it. And, yes, I’m a researcher. šŸ˜® BUT… SomeĀ educational research transcends fads, small sample sizes, and over-drawn conclusions. SomeĀ educational research truly disseminates insightful conclusions based on multiple, diverse, long-ranging studies. John Hattie’s research is one such shining example. Across many years, Hattie has demonstrated, through meta-analytic […]

Test Your Phonemic Awareness and Phonics Knowledge

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When I realized that my 6th grade students didn’t know how to read anywhere close to grade level, I simultaneously realized that even though I had a master’s in English education and took a course in the teaching of reading, I. Had. No. Idea. How. To. Teach. Them! Research Tests Show Teachers Are Under-Prepared Researchers […]

3 Measures that Matter Most When Making Groups

“What do you do with the rest of the class during guided reading?” It’s the #1 question I get asked about small group reading instruction. We’re in a 4-week series with solutions and answers to that BIG problem. In this video, I’ll show you how just 3 markers can make it easy to group your […]

Reading Tests That Inform Instruction

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“Houston, we have a problem.” Beyond the 2nd grade, most classroom teachers do not have access to specific assessment information about reading that can inform instruction. This is a big problem. In the U.S., for instance, nearly 65% of 4th grade readers are NOT proficient in reading. Teachers of these struggling readers are likely aware […]