Discussion and Debate Bring Many Benefits, Researchers Say
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Discussion and Debate Bring Many Benefits, Researchers Say

Engaging in classroom-based debates and discussions can help boost reading comprehension, according to research spearheaded by Harvard University professor Catherine Snow. In 2010, the Strategic Education Research Partnership (SERP), which operates under the umbrella of the National Academy of Sciences, won a grant from the Institute for Education Sciences that...

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Writing Often to Read Well: An Approach Worth Revisiting
Thursday, February 7, 2019
Writing Often to Read Well: An Approach Worth Revisiting

The connection between learning to read and learning to write is noteworthy, if not profound. In a post to the Psychology Today website, education researcher and consultant J. Richard Gentry made this declaration: “Writing is one of the best ways to teach beginners how to read.” 

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How to Support the Development of Early Literacy Skills Through Play
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
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Today’s youngest students are often expected to be able to read by the end of kindergarten. This amounts to a sea change in comparison to previous years, when first grade was considered the typical year for reading skills to take hold. In 2016, researchers from the University of Virginia published...

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