This recent post is from Kate Walsh, the president of NCTQ (National Council on Teacher Quality): “Researchers long ago identified the reading methods which would reduce the current deplorable rate of reading failure from 30% to somewhere well south of 10%—if only schools would take that step.” Read on at http://www.nctq.org/commentary/article.do?id=206…
Category: The Latest with Laura
Laura Stewart is a professional development expert and a literacy research geek. Laura works with the Superkids reading program and is a regular guest contributor to all things literacy on the NRRF blog.
We as educators often struggle with proper phoneme pronunciation, which is critical when teaching phoneme awareness. Here is a terrific app for phoneme pronunciation. In the app store go Mayerson Academy, or click here. The app is a series of OG sound-spelling cards with the pronunciation of the name, sound, keyword, and video of the
Stanislas Dehaene is the cognitive neuroscientist who wrote the groundbreaking book Reading in the Brain. Check out this video of his talk at the World Innovation Summit for Education 2012. The first 15 minutes captures his essential research salient to our work: Problems with whole word reading (why we cannot emphasize “sight word” reading) The
Read a chapter from the Oxford Handbook of Reading, 2015. The chapter focuses on teacher knowledge about beginning reading development and instruction. It identifies what teachers need to know along with recommendations for supporting teachers in developing that knowledge to improve outcomes. Some nuggets: “. . . reliance on a political/ideological rather than a scientific
From our friends in the UK Why is it that some schools are able to successfully teach every child to read but many still don’t? This was the question posed by Dr Derrie Clark in an interview with Jan Hilary, who was until recently head of St George’s C. of E. Primary School in Wandsworth, when they met