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A World Made of Words: Don't Give Up on Teaching Vocabulary

Mar 17, 2021 12:00:07 PM / by Kristi Hemingway posted in Literacy, Vocabulary

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In May of 2019 the Guardian updated its style guide and publicly announced that they would be changing their use of terms regarding the environment. "Climate change" was replaced by "climate emergency, crisis, or breakdown." Editor-in-chief, Katherine Viner explained, "The phrase 'climate change' for example, sounds rather passive and gentle when what scientists are talking about is a catastrophe for humanity." Several other media outlets followed the Guardian's example.

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5 Signs a Reader May Be Struggling (And How to Intervene)

Mar 8, 2021 2:27:36 PM / by EdCuration Staff Writer posted in Literacy

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The learning day is grounded in language. Academically, we view language through four lenses: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Of these, reading has the greatest impact on academic outcomes. 

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Clarity, Precision, and Impact: Why Grammar Still Matters

Mar 3, 2021 12:38:21 PM / by Kristi Hemingway posted in Literacy, Academic Language

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“The truth of what you say is what really matters

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Learning Gains: Make Up for Lost Time

Feb 25, 2021 10:19:36 AM / by EdCuration Staff Writer posted in Literacy, Learning Loss

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Research shows that across the nation, students could lose anywhere from six- to twelve months of learning due to the COVID-related changes in learning environments, yet experts are still unclear in how critical these gaps will be for all student populations. This is especially concerning in regard to reading proficiency, which requires kids to stay motivated and find reading materials that they enjoy.

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4 Ways to Develop Lifelong Readers

Jan 5, 2021 1:47:55 AM / by EdCuration Staff Writer posted in Literacy

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While it’s critical that students develop solid reading and literacy skills so they can be effective learners, most educators understand the importance of developing a love of reading that extends beyond schooling and into adulthood. 

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