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Here are your Reading Resources for the Week of September 27th, 2021.
Today, we are sharing an article from Albuquerque Journal on the literacy project and how New Mexico is revamping how educators teach reading.
“How New Mexico children are taught to read is undergoing a major shift. And some educators believe it will help move the literacy needle in the state.
Structured literacy helps teachers make the phonics piece and all the important pieces of teaching reading “much more explicit rather than implicit,” and it goes in a specific order, Costales said. She said it isn’t that teachers weren’t teaching phonics, but this clarifies the best way to do it and in a systematic way.”
The challenge we have heard from so many educators is how to find resources that can be tailored to each students’ reading ability in this systematic way. With varying class sizes, planning, teaching and assessing on a per student basis is nearly impossible.
Research shows that developing a strong understanding of phonics enhances reading ability as they help children hear and use different sounds to distinguish one word from another. The understanding of phonics complements the other aspects involved in the science of reading. But, as we discussed earlier, there’s much more to the science behind reading than just phonics. The other essential facets of the Science of Reading include phonemic awareness, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension.
Quote of the Week: “Teaching is more than imparting knowledge; it is inspiring change. Learning is more than absorbing facts; it is acquiring understanding.”—William Arthur Ward
How Reading Teacher Helps:
Teaching a class of children to read is even more challenging because providing educational and entertaining learning materials to keep each student focused and engaged requires a unique approach. Our flexible monthly plan is the perfect program to provide resources and tools on an individual level for all the students in your class. Each Reading Teacher account comes programed with individual student tracking so each child can have access to their own specific reading track. No more worrying about preparing specific resources for each student.
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