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?
Dyslexia: The Myth Behind the Legend By DeJunne’ Clark Jackson, MA, MAT, MEd, CALT Did you know that October is Dyslexia Awareness Month? Well, you can’t say that you don’t anymore because you know now. Dyslexia has long been a learning challenge that has been widely studied but, for some reason, it is the one most debated. It is still … [Read more...] about Dyslexia: The Myth Behind the Legend
Falling Through the Cracks is Harder on a Solid Foundation By DeJunne’ Clark Jackson, MA, MAT, MEd, CALT In recent days, the Louisiana Department of Education has found itself on the receiving end of $2 million from the Louisiana legislature, earmarked to combat an ongoing, significantly critical epidemic plaguing our state – early childhood … [Read more...] about Falling Through the Cracks is Harder on a Solid Foundation
Are You Opting Students Out of Learning How to Read? How a commonly used strategy can have negative, long-lasting effects on students. By Alana Mangham Last week, an educator friend reached out to discuss her plans for the upcoming academic year with teacher support structures to put into place since we know students will return with … [Read more...] about Are You Opting Students Out of Learning How to Read?
Disciplinary Literacy Is NOT The Same As Content Area Reading By Tim Shanahan Recently, Cyndie Shanahan and I published a study on disciplinary literacy in the Journal of Literacy Research (Shanahan, C. Shanahan, T., & Misichia, 2011). In the study we report on our efforts to identify the special nature of literacy in three disciplines. We … [Read more...] about Disciplinary Literacy Is NOT The Same As Content Area Reading
The Simple View Of Reading Research of Importance to All Educators By Linda Farrell, Marcia Davidson, Michael Hunter and Tina Osenga In spite of its importance in the world of reading research, many practicing educators do not know about the Simple View of Reading. It is a formula based on the widely accepted view that reading has two basic … [Read more...] about The Simple View Of Reading