How Can Teachers Help Assess Struggling Readers In Their Class?

How Can Teachers Help Assess Struggling Readers In Their Class?

Assess student progress to ensure effective learning with reading…
All students meet and understand class text in different ways, depending on the “files” they have gathered since birth. A teacher’s awareness of how easy or difficult the text is for each student makes learning stronger for everyone.
Reading is the foundation to learn. The first step in […]

How Can Teachers Use Poetry To Promote Self-Expression In The Classroom?

How Can Teachers Use Poetry To Promote Self-Expression In The Classroom?

Poetry is a way for students to explore topics they might not otherwise talk about…
Annie Dillard, an American author, says, “the purpose of a book is to serve as an axe for the frozen sea within us.”
Language, and literature in particular, are the mirror of our world. It captures and reflects emotions and the release […]

SELF-STUDY: Tackling Tough Text (5 hours)

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Reading and comprehension are essential skills required for academic growth and professional excellence in all fields. These skills are also […]

What are the Components of Reading?

What are the Components of Reading?

All students meet and understand class text in different ways, depending on the “files” they have gathered since birth. A teacher’s awareness of how easy or difficult the text is for each student makes learning stronger for everyone.
Teachers can use assessments to tell us how well students are reading. Once we have data from assessments, […]

What kind of Vocabulary should I Use while Teaching English Language Learners?

What kind of Vocabulary should I Use while Teaching English Language Learners?

It is essential that you pay close attention to the way you speak while teaching English Language Learners (ELLs).
Here are some helpful tips:

Keep sentences short and to the point. Teachers like to talk and many of the words used may not be essential. Sentences like “If everyone could please just open their books to page […]

Literacy in Any Content Area

Literacy in Any Content Area

My first year of teaching middle school math and science was filled with one realization after another. Early ones included:

"Amanuensis, anyone?"

"Amanuensis, anyone?"

Recently, the head of the training department in a federal agency entered my classroom and observed for the whole day. Afterwards, she handed me a list of things she had observed and liked.

OBSERVATION COMMENT: “You avoid using big words, unless you want to teach their meanings.”
MY THOUGHTS: I believe in the value […]

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