Posted on: March 13, 2017
To become better writers, students need dedicated time to practice writing and instruction on a variety of strategies for writing for multiple purposes and audiences.
Support young readers at home by providing choices, letting your child see you read, and ask your child questions about what they are reading.
Reading fluency is not just about reading with pace. Accuracy and expression are important as well. Review a reading activity to do at home to improve fluency.
A review of previous blog posts that provide ways to improve literacy for children, with applications in both the home and the classroom.
A family uses the calendar to strengthen their child's reading and math skill.
Understanding the goals of technology in literacy instruction and how to work technology into literacy instruction to benefit students.
How to help young readers by restraining from certain comments, corrections, and forms of assistance.
Using games to connect the fundamental skill of reading to another school subject: science.
An overview of universal screening for reading difficulties. What do assessments tell you? Why are all students tested? What are the differences between assessments? Includes info on FAST-CBM and FAST aReading.
Are you a parent who is looking for ways to support your young reader at home? Or, perhaps you are a teacher who wants to help families find ways to work on literacy at home. If you fit one of the above role descriptions you should consider subscribing to the IRRC blog. Each week we highlight a resource in the IRRC Family Resources Collection and show how a parent can use it at home to support their young reader. If you need more convincing, here are 4 reasons families and teachers should subscribe to the IRRC blog: