Category: International Resources

New Zealand – Massey University – Literacy Study – 2015

Hekia Parata 8 APRIL, 2015 Research project to improve literacy outcomes Education Minister Hekia Parata says some of the country’s youngest students are the focus of literacy research by experts from Massey University. Professor James Chapman, Distinguished Professor Bill Tunmer and Dr Alison Arrow have designed the Massey University Early Literacy research project to broaden Read more…

Logic of English – Foundations

LOGIC OF ENGLISH – FOUNDATIONS Logic of English™ Foundations teaches children age 4-7 to read real books without guessing or memorizing sight words while developing their writing, spelling, and language skills. In Foundations students gain phonemic awareness, learn to read and write the 74 basic phonograms, and increase reading fluency through structured but playful activities. Read more…

Reading Horizons

What is the code?  “The code” is the written representation of the spoken word (i.e. all written text). Are You Prepared to Teach “The Code”? All of us are exposed to the code, but because many educators believe that reading is a natural process, at least 30% of all students are left in the dark Read more…

Zoo Phonics – Gives Pre-school Students a Head Start

Deep Haven Academy Introduces Zoo Phonics Program DeephavenAcademy.org/Read or by calling (952) 261-0625. Deephaven Academy is located at 18325 Minnetonka Boulevard in Deephaven. By Meghan Davy meghand@weeklynews.com Parents and caregivers looking to prepare their preschoolers for reading readiness will have a new option this spring, when Deephaven Academy introduces its first eight week Zoo-phonics program. Read more…

Laura D. Stewart, Vice President, Professional Development, Superkids

What We Know About Beginning Reading Laura D. Stewart Vice President, Professional Development–Superkids Zaner-Bloser Research consistently shows that strong readers effortlessly recognize words and link words to their meanings in order to comprehend text. Skilled reading happens so quickly and efficiently that it seems as though words are recognized as whole units. But the evidence Read more…

Dr. Louisa Moats Talks Tough on Reading Instruction Down Under!

Dr Louisa Moats: We need to be outraged Learning Difficulties Australia has just marked its 50th anniversary with a national speaking tour by US literacy expert Dr Louisa Moats. Dr Moats is the author of many influential papers and articles about literacy, and has been a key advocate for better language education for teachers in Read more…

Australia – Systematic Phonics Proven To Work…AGAIN!

The way we teach most children to read sets them up to fail PAMELA SNOW AND ALISON CLARKE A new batch of Australian five-year-olds has just started school, eager to learn to read and write. Unfortunately for them, English has one of the most difficult spelling systems of any language, thanks to the way it Read more…

Pre-School University – Reading APPS – Sound it OUT First!

Here is a new addition to the list of reading resources for children. Teaching the letter sounds FIRST is the key! The Best Methods to Teach Your Children to Read READING MAGIC-Learning to Read Through Advanced Phonics Games for iOS Feb 19, 2015 – Preschool University today releases a huge update for READING MAGIC for Read more…

National Center for Teacher Quality – 2014 Report

Teaching Early Reading Teacher educators in elementary programs at Gordon College (MA) and Southern Methodist University (TX), whose early reading courses earn Strong Design designations in our Early Reading Standard, have generously agreed to share the courses’ syllabi with teacher educators everywhere. Gordon College EDU 345 Introduction to Teaching Reading EDU 347 Teaching Reading and Read more…