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Spooky Shadows, Socrates, and the Science of Reading: Part One
Posted on Oct 29, 2019
  • Amanda Morgan
Tags
  • Literacy
  • Reading Intervention
Spooky Shadows, Socrates, and the Science of Reading: Part One

The science of reading is irrefutable and can light our path. There is no room for escapism or egotism in education, especially when we are dealing with the mind and future of a child. Taking time to evaluate where we are as teachers of reading is key to taking the next step in our journey to sound literacy instruction.

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Vocabulary and Oral Language: The Keys to Comprehension
Posted on Oct 22, 2019
  • Dr. Kelly A. Powell-Smith
Tags
  • Assessment
  • Vocabulary
Vocabulary and Oral Language: The Keys to Comprehension

Comprehending written text is an essential life skill. Because of its importance, school personnel need to understand which reading skills are critical to the development of reading comprehension.

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Of ‘Hard Words’ and Straw Men: Let’s Understand What Reading Science is Really About
Posted on Oct 16, 2019
  • Dr. Louisa Moats
Tags
  • Dyslexia
  • LETRS
  • Reading Intervention
Of ‘Hard Words’ and Straw Men: Let’s Understand What Reading Science is Really About

The time has come to call the public’s attention to reading science and to dispel the misconceived beliefs and practices that are so widespread in our classrooms.

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Increasing Early Literacy Outcomes Through an Assessment Audit
Posted on Oct 10, 2019
  • Stephanie Stollar
Tags
  • Acadience
  • Assessment
  • DIBELS
Increasing Early Literacy Outcomes Through an Assessment Audit

If your district has been adding assessments year after year, but you still cannot quickly answer key questions about reading outcomes, it might be time to conduct an assessment audit. Learn more about what an audit is, and how it can benefit your district.

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It’s Testing Time Again: Help Students Prepare for Benchmark Assessments
Posted on Oct 2, 2019
  • Therese Pickett
Tags
  • Acadience
  • Assessment
  • Literacy
It’s Testing Time Again: Help Students Prepare for Benchmark Assessments

We have gathered some tried-and-true strategies for preparing for high-stakes assessments that can be easily incorporated into any school setting.

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Literacy Symposium 2019: Where Experts and Practitioners Partner for Classroom Success . . . Pajamas & Popcorn Optional
Posted on Sep 19, 2019
  • Carol Tolman
Tags
  • Literacy Symposium
Literacy Symposium 2019: Where Experts and Practitioners Partner for Classroom Success . . . Pajamas & Popcorn Optional

Each summer, Drs. Louisa Moats and Carol Tolman invite distinguished national and international speakers to address current topics in the field of education, with a twofold goal: improve educators’ expertise and bridge the gap in research to practice. Here are the 2019 highlights.

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