Early Literacy

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Reading & Literacy Opinion Science of Reading Advocates Have a Messaging Problem
Invoking science isn’t all it takes to be credible, especially on a debate as charged as literacy education, writes Claude Goldenberg.
Claude Goldenberg, May 3, 2021
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Reading & Literacy Spotlight Spotlight on What We Now Know: Literacy
In this Spotlight, review ways students can be supported; evaluate the struggles often seen when tech intertwines with literacy and more.
May 1, 2021
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The Power of Culturally Responsive Literacy Instruction
From breaking down barriers to equity to moving beyond skills-based instruction, this informative guide showcases the words and ideas of ...
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Dr. Louisa Moats on Why Literacy PD Is Essential
In the white paper, Literacy PD: 10 Reasons Why It’s Essential, renowned literacy expert and author of LETRS® (Language Essentials for Te...
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Reading & Literacy Most States Fail to Measure Teachers' Knowledge of the 'Science of Reading,' Report Says
The majority of states don’t evaluate whether prospective teachers know how to teach reading effectively, a new analysis finds.
Sarah Schwartz, March 23, 2021
6 min read
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Reading & Literacy Opinion The Coming Literacy Crisis: There’s No Going Back to School as We Knew It
Many schools failed to properly teach reading long before the pandemic, write Comer Yates, Renée Boynton-Jarrett, and Maryanne Wolf.
Comer Yates, Renée Boynton-Jarrett & Maryanne Wolf, March 23, 2021
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These Top 5 Tips will help you get 90% of your Students Reading at Grade Level
So what does it take to get to achieve over 90% of students reading at or above grade level? Read our top 5 tips to find out!
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Reading & Literacy Spotlight Spotlight on the Science of Reading
In this Spotlight, review what the science says about reading and rediscover the struggles commonly seen.
February 1, 2021
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Science of Reading: Benefits to All of Education
Join Dr. Susan Brady for an enlightening discussion about why and how this has happened and steps to bring the gains from science to teac...
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Reading & Literacy Letter to the Editor More Books, Not More Phonics
Reading in areas of interest can help improve reading comprehension, writes a researcher in a letter to the editor.
January 11, 2021
1 min read
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Reading & Literacy Is This the End of 'Three Cueing'?
Lucy Calkins, author of a popular reading curriculum, is taking a step away from the method, which isn't based in science. Will others follow?
Sarah Schwartz, December 16, 2020
13 min read
 Braydan Finnerty, 2nd grade, chooses letter magnets off the board while doing a spelling exercise in front of the rest of the class at Beverly Gardens Elementary in Dayton, Ohio.
Second grader Braydan Finnerty, chooses letter magnets while doing a spelling exercise in front of his class at Beverly Gardens Elementary in Dayton, Ohio.
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Reading & Literacy Students' Reading Losses Could Strain Schools' Capacity to Help Them Catch Up
Phonemic awareness, letter sounds, and other early reading skills took a big hit during the pandemic, a new study finds.
Sarah D. Sparks, December 15, 2020
4 min read
Reading & Literacy Lucy Calkins Says Balanced Literacy Needs 'Rebalancing'
A recent document signals a major change from the Reading Workshop creator, who previously pushed back on "phonics-centric people."
Sarah Schwartz, October 19, 2020
7 min read