Posted on: April 25, 2017
Sentence expanding helps students write strong, clear, and detailed sentences. Teach students this writing technique through explicit instruction.
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:
When you are reading to your child, how do you know which types of books are best? This is a question I ask myself regularly. How do I know I am reading the right types of books to my children? Previously, I wrote about the resource from our Collection that helps children choose books that are “just right” for them.
Last week we looked at increasing instructional quality through lesson design. We focused on using the components of explicit instruction to ensure students master the knowledge and skills necessary to become proficient readers. This week we will take a closer look at four big ideas that can help teachers to increase the quality of their instruction through delivery of instruction.
Wordless picture books can be helpful in developing language and stimulating conversation about literature for children.
Reviewing the five foundational literacy skills for families.
Learn the difference between evidence-based and research-based literacy interventions for students.
A review of web resources to help find the right books for a child to read.
A look at reading non-fiction books at home with children.