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Adolescent Literacy Crisis or Crisis of Student Engagement?
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Adolescent Literacy Crisis or Crisis of Student Engagement?

It is widely acknowledged today that too many adolescents lack sufficient literacy skills. The United States Department of Education has even declared a “crisis” in adolescent literacy, stating that “the literacy skills of many students in grades 4–12 are so alarmingly low that the students have difficulty meeting the academic...

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Understanding Informational Text: 7 Motivating Activities for Early Readers
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Understanding Informational Text: 7 Motivating Activities for Early Readers

Your students are still learning to read, so when should they begin reading to learn? Right now! In fact, reading informational text builds background knowledge, supports the development of academic language, and can capitalize on students' natural curiosity about the world around them. Informational text often develops a topic by...

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The Critical Role of Oral Language in Reading Instruction
Thursday, March 8, 2018
The Critical Role of Oral Language in Reading Instruction

Oral language is often associated with vocabulary as the main component. However, in the broadest definition, oral language consists of phonology, grammar, morphology, vocabulary, discourse, and pragmatics. The acquisition of these skills often begins at a young age, before students begin focusing on print-based concepts such as sound-symbol correspondence and...

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