Legislative Session Preview: Literacy at the Forefront By Michael Willis The legislative session starts this week, and we expect it to be action-packed with 902 pieces of legislation filed, as of Friday, April 9. At the Center for Development and Learning, we have spent the past year meeting with legislators across the state to share about … [Read more...] about Legislative Session Preview: Literacy at the Forefront
Science of Reading from a Parent’s Perspective By Sarah Cortell Vandersypen, CFRE When I joined the Center for Development and Learning in January 2020, I knew very little about literacy instruction. We just learn to read in school, right? Oh, how uninformed I was. In the past 14 months, I have learned about structured literacy, the “reading … [Read more...] about Science of Reading from a Parent’s Perspective
The Earlier – The Better: Reading During the Earliest Years By Mary Mills One of my most favorite moments as aunt is when my two-year-old nephew runs to me with a book in his hand and ask me to read it to him. Although, it is the same book every time, I read it without any hesitation because I know repetition and children’s interest is a … [Read more...] about The Earlier – The Better: Reading During the Earliest Years
A Time of Reflection: Growth is on the Horizon By DeJunne’ Clark Jackson, MA, MAT, MEd, CALT Like most of us, the end of 2020 brought about hopes for renewals and visions of grandeur! After all, we could certainly use those rose-colored glasses we hear so much about when looking ahead into 2021. The term reflection seems to be an appropriate … [Read more...] about A Time of Reflection: Growth is on the Horizon
What Kind of Early Reading Intervention Should We Provide? By Timothy Shanahan Teacher question: It seems there is currently a focus on intervention solely for the word recognition side in the early grades. The explanation is that most students who struggle, struggle with decoding, and I of course agree. However, I would add that many of … [Read more...] about What Kind of Early Reading Intervention Should We Provide?
Is Your Curriculum Aligned to the Science of Reading? By Alana Mangham, M.A.Ed. Do you remember when the educational initiative took the United States by storm? Common Core State Standards came about in 2010, and over the next several years, more and more states adopted the English and math standards. Teachers were knee-deep in unwrapping … [Read more...] about Is Your Curriculum Aligned to the Science of Reading?