Much of educational research is bunk. There I said it. And, yes, I’m a researcher. 😮 BUT… Some educational research transcends fads, small sample sizes, and over-drawn conclusions. Some 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 […]
Join us for a post-Halloween-candy-overdose party! BYOC…Bring Your Own Candy. 😉 We’ll play with the candy to become experts in phonemic awareness and phonics. If you teach reading, these are the fundamentals of our language that you need to know. Researchers have repeatedly discovered that elementary teachers have poor knowledge of phonemic awareness and phonics […]
Want a week of guided reading plans? Join us as I demonstrate a simple 3-step lesson plan tailor-made for NEARLY new beginners. And I’ll offer a link to a week of lesson plans using this simple lesson plan framework! Last week I shared how a simple 3-step lesson plan can jumpstart Brand-New Beginners. THIS week, […]
Tune in to discover a streamlined 3-part lesson plan for brand new beginning readers. Snag a free week of lesson plans, too! Go here See how fast a beginner can move with activities that integrate multiple skills simultaneously. In addition, watch for a video segment of a 4 year-old learning how to read with one […]
The 1st–and most essential–step in teaching sight words. Discover how the right first step can make or break many readers achievement! Just 1 simple check can ensure ALL of your students learn sight words well…and more rapidly. Access to things we discussed in the video: Switch It Read It Reading tests Reading Simplified Academy What […]
A 1st grader builds upon a decoding foundation to memorize high frequency words…. In other words, watch to see how decoding is the 1st step to learning sight words! We discuss: Switch It Sort It, & Guided Reading & Re-Reading for Fluency Please comment below–do you have students who struggle with learning high frequency words?
6 Simple Literacy Centers….That Develop Readers. Discover how 6 repeatable, easy-to-differentiate centers will target what matters when building readers! AND a free resource guide with tons of links will jumpstart your centers. Want the PDF resource guide with links for the 6 Simple Literacy Centers? Enter your name and email below to snag the full […]