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In Illinois, Educators and Students Fight for the Right to Read It’s not magic – it’s science. This is what Kait Feriante, the founder of Redwood Literacy, a Chicago-based literacy tutoring program for teens, had to say about structured literacy instruction. Redwood Literacy has become a lifeline to teens who have experienced poverty, tragedy,… Continue reading In Illinois, Educators and Students Fight for the Right to Read
In 2022, Is Third Grade Still the Make-or-Break Year for Reading? In celebration of National Reading Month, educators and parents across the U.S. are reading daily with their students. With each book, they’re discussing new sounds, unfamiliar words, and world-expanding narratives. Of course, we know that the work of learning to read extends far beyond… Continue reading In 2022, Is Third Grade Still the Make-or-Break Year for Reading?
For Readers with Dyslexia, Structured Literacy is Essential Dyslexia, a learning disorder that is neurobiological in origin, is characterized by difficulties with spelling, word recognition, and decoding in reading. Students with dyslexia typically struggle when attempting to learn the phonological component of language and may also experience problems with reading comprehension and an overall aversion… Continue reading For Readers with Dyslexia, Structured Literacy is Essential
Getting Started with an Online Reading Program Reading Teacher is a leading online platform designed to teach children in Pre-K through early elementary school. It’s the perfect choice for homeschoolers and in-school classes. The program is effective for teaching beginning readers, older readers, or readers of any age. Reading Teacher follows the science of reading… Continue reading Getting Started with an Online Reading Program
What Does It Take To Be a Good Reader At Reading Teacher, we are motivated by a fundamental question: what does it take to be a good reader? The seemingly simple quandary has fostered a considerable amount of controversy; and after a worldwide shake-up in elementary education, it’s increasingly difficult to determine what today’s young… Continue reading What Does It Take To Be a Good Reader?
Benefits of Using Decodable Books in Kindergarten and First Grade Wondering what are decodable books for kindergartners and how they can help children read fluently? We have got you covered! You may have some knowledge about decodable books, especially if you have a preschooler and first-grader at home. They are extremely valuable for children who… Continue reading Benefits of Using Decodable Books in Kindergarten and First Grade
Creative (& Pediatrician-Endorsed!) Ways to Combat Pandemic Reading Loss True to our name, one of our main goals at Reading Teacher is to help classroom teachers create a personalized reading curriculum for students grounded in the science of reading. Our toolkit of interactive stories, decodable books, printables, and more represents years of research on reading… Continue reading Creative (& Pediatrician-Endorsed!) Ways to Combat Pandemic Reading Loss
High-Impact Tutors Provide Help and Hope for Reading Teachers – The Role of NC Ed Corps As some U.S. elementary schools return to virtual learning models in response to the most recent omicron surge, providing high-quality reading instruction continues to be a challenge for many reading teachers. Even prior to the pandemic, classroom reading tutors… Continue reading High-Impact Tutors Provide Help and Hope for Reading Teachers
One Parent’s Story Shows the Personal Power of Structured Literacy While personal anecdotes should be considered carefully, what is most personal is often most universal. A story shared by New Zealand education reporter Catherine Woulfe supports this sentiment: last spring, Woulfe wrote about her son’s reading journey, which was profoundly shaped by Woulfe’s discovery of… Continue reading One Parent’s Story Shows the Personal Power of Structured Literacy
Technology is Here to Stay: Utilizing Tech Tools to Promote Students’ Literacy These days, kindergartners with missing teeth and basic reading skills can often navigate a Google Document or “Zoom Room” as well as the average adult. After an extended period of virtual education, these students are more well-versed in and reliant on digital tools,… Continue reading Technology Is Here to Stay: Utilizing Tech Tools to Promote Students’ Literacy
Science at Storytime: Recent Curriculum Changes – Science of Reading Programs After decades of debate, the reading education industry is finally encouraging more explicit and systematic phonics instruction: a change instigated by the release of a 2018 APM report and documentary series by Emily Hanford, which illuminate the long-term literacy struggles among students receiving balanced… Continue reading Science at Storytime: Recent Curriculum Changes Reflect the Importance of Reading Science