Reading & Literacy Video

Teachers, Try This: Teach Reading Through Hopscotch

By Jaclyn Borowski & Kaylee Domzalski — September 15, 2023 3:36
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As students walk in to class each morning, they encounter one of many hopscotch mats that first grade teacher Morgan Simpson has created.

Rolled out at the door each morning, students toss off their shoes and hop their way through a variety of phonics and decoding lessons designed to bolster their reading skills in a fun and supportive environment. The practice also gives Simpson a daily opportunity to assess how each student is doing.

Jaclyn Borowski is the director of photography and videography for Education Week.
Kaylee Domzalski is a video producer for Education Week, telling meaningful stories that impact the field.
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