Category: Professional Development

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…

Big Ideas in Reading – University of Oregon

Alphabetic Principle Skills To develop the alphabetic principle across grades K-3, students need to learn two essential skills: Letter-sound correspondences: comprised initially of individual letter sounds and progresses to more complex letter combinations. Word reading: comprised initially of reading simple CVC words and progresses to compound words, multisyllabic words, and sight words. Kindergarten Skills Letter-sound Read more…

FIRST STEPS IN HOW CHILDREN LEARN TO READ – 2015

FIRST STEPS IN HOW CHILDREN LEARN TO READ Molly de Lemos, Past President, Learning Difficulties Australia Robert Sweet, President, The National Right to Read Foundation, U.S. This statement summarizes the basic facts about how children learn to read, and how best to teach them, as supported by current theory and scientific evidence on the processes Read more…

More Colleges of Education Teach Phonics….

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Great news!!  Reading Horizons has just announced that five more Teachers Colleges adopt evidence based reading instruction courses.  http://www.readinghorizons.com/our-approach Let’s keep this ball rolling.  Perhaps the National Council for Teacher Quality will have to revise the the number of teachers colleges that include evidence based reading instruction sooner rather than later.  There is hope that Read more…

The University of Phoenix Requests A Link to The National Right to Read Foundation

The National Right To Read Foundation received the request below from the University of Phoenix http://www.phoenix.edu/content/altcloud/en/colleges_divisions/education.html and we have accepted with enthusiasm.  The more Colleges and Universities that include information on “evidence based research” practices in reading instruction the better.  We are excited to see teacher training institutions using online training programs to prepare teachers for Read more…

Professional Development in Reading – On the March!

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International Dyslexia Association Accredits Eight Universities for Meeting Teacher Preparation Standards in Reading Teachers who are Better Prepared Lessen the Impact of Reading Difficulties BALTIMORE, May 14, 2014 – The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) announced today that eight university programs in the U.S. have received accreditation from IDA for having met the standards outlined in the Read more…