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3 Ways to Build Equity into Your Literacy Programming

Aug 11, 2021 12:28:15 PM / by Louise El Yaafouri posted in Literacy, Equity

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Developing a Love for Nonfiction Reading Beginning in Early Years

Jul 22, 2021 1:17:44 PM / by Louise El Yaafouri posted in Elementary Education, Literacy

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6 Ways to Make Teaching Parts of Speech Fun

Jul 9, 2021 3:33:30 PM / by Louise El Yaafouri posted in Literacy, Academic Language, English Language Learners

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Lessons from the Pandemic for Effective Reading Instruction

Jun 13, 2021 11:09:19 AM / by EdCuration Staff Writer posted in Literacy

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We are all looking forward to a fall where most students are expected to return to traditional schooling.  However, the mark of blended learning has already been imprinted- and it’s highly probable that features of remote and hybrid instruction are here to stay.  

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Helping New Middle-Schoolers Read for Information and Retention

May 13, 2021 11:06:53 PM / by EdCuration Staff Writer posted in Literacy, Secondary Education

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Early middle school is an important transitional time in a young person’s academic life. “It bridges the gap between elementary school, where a child learns how to read and be a student, and high school, where [they] will take on the full responsibilities of being a young adult.” (Institute of Reading Development, 2019)

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5 Ways to Strengthen Vocabulary for Students

May 5, 2021 9:37:00 PM / by EdCuration Staff Writer posted in Literacy, Vocabulary

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Successful students have a strong command of grade-appropriate language. The following research-based, cross-content, multi-grade strategies will help you support your learners in growing their vocab repertoire.

 

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5 Strategies to Increase Students' Media Literacy

May 4, 2021 11:36:19 AM / by EdCuration Staff Writer posted in Literacy, 21st Century Skills, Media Literacy

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Supporting your Students with Special Needs through Structure, Sensory Supports and Frequent Check Ins

Apr 20, 2021 8:31:47 PM / by EdCuration Staff Writer posted in Literacy, Early Childhood Education, special education

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Just weeks after the start of the 2020-2021 school year, Amy Neilson made the agonizing decision to pull her 5-year-old son with special needs out of his distance learning Kinder class.  After experiencing a series of regressions in her son’s behavior and well-being,  Neilson consulted with friends, family, and school staff before reaching a decision to withdraw her son from school.  The toll had just been too much.

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Strategies and Support for Reluctant & Non-Proficient Readers

Apr 15, 2021 8:15:58 PM / by Kristi Hemingway posted in Literacy, Student Agency, English Language Learners, special education

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Student Agency: Giving Students a Choice When it Comes to Reading

Mar 17, 2021 12:01:53 PM / by EdCuration Staff Writer posted in Literacy, Student Agency

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Student choice, combined with agency, results in learning. This is the summation of a 2016 report from the Buck Institute of Education. And the organization isn’t alone in its findings- studies from the 1970s to the present demonstrate that student choice has been linked to increased motivation, performance, comprehension, collaborative skills development, and socio-emotional well-being

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