Boy and two girl students read a book together at school

Celebrating Students’ Identities and Experiences With Culturally Relevant Texts

Tuesday, November 29, 2022
Selecting stories that reflect students’ interests and backgrounds can be a useful tool for increasing classroom participation and engagement.
Teacher giving a high-five to a student during a reading lesson

The Intersection of Dyslexia, Struggles With Reading, and Mental Health

Tuesday, October 25, 2022
Learn more about the mental health impacts and strategies to help children with dyslexia.
Teen students and their teacher participating in a playwriting workshop

Workshopping a Play: Teaching Literacy Skills Through Playwriting

Tuesday, October 4, 2022
Students can practice revising their own writing along with giving and receiving feedback through collaborative playwriting workshops.
Teen students writing plays in class

Purposeful Playwriting: Teaching Literacy Skills Through Playwriting

Thursday, September 1, 2022
Students can learn literacy skills and write about issues they are passionate about through this unique genre of writing.
Teen girl writing concept map in class

Prewriting Strategies May Reduce Apprehension Towards Writing

Tuesday, April 26, 2022
Brainstorming, concept mapping, and freewriting can help students organize their thoughts and gain confidence as writers.
Mother and daughter washing dishes

Learning English with your Children and Teens: Using a Chore Chart to Practice Overall Fluency

Tuesday, March 29, 2022
Planning out the week’s chores provides an excellent opportunity to practice English skills.
Person playing Paraphrase game holding card

Learning English With Your Children and Teens: Practice Paraphrasing With a New Game

Tuesday, February 22, 2022
English learners can have fun with their families and learn a communication strategy by making and playing a card game.
Students in a classroom smile while listening to teacher teach nonsense words

Identifying Phonological Working Memory Struggles and Intervening With Instruction

Tuesday, January 25, 2022
Proficiency with phonological working memory is a part of developing other literacy skills.
Girl and mother playing and retelling story. Girl has a teddy bear to act out what is happening in the book

Supporting Your Children’s and Teen’s Home Learning: Combine Reading Aloud With Guided Play to Develop Listening Comprehension Skills

Tuesday, December 14, 2021
Retelling a story with household items and conversation facilitates use of listening comprehension skills.
Hand holding Noun and Adjective Word Match cards

Learning English With Your Children and Teens: Making and Playing Games to Practice English

Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Games like our Word Match reinforce vocabulary instruction in a fun way.
A father reads together with child

Learning English With Your Children and Teens: Focus on Language Development During Shared Reading

Tuesday, October 26, 2021
Keep characteristics like rhyming and other language elements in mind when selecting and reading aloud a book together.
Teacher reading aloud to three students during the school day

Incorporating Oral Language Learning Throughout the School Day

Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Take three basic steps to implicitly and explicitly teach language to help develop this foundational skill for young students.
Teacher with reading program materials in front of class

Is It the Materials or the Instruction That Make For a Good Reading Program?

Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Read why teaching in an explicit, systematic way with differentiation is at the heart of the best performing reading programs.
Student writing on graphic organizer during class

Effective Literacy Lesson: Teaching Identification of Cause and Effect Relationships in Texts

Tuesday, April 27, 2021
This video demonstration explains the importance of this comprehension skill and how to teach it.
Family shopping at grocery store in the produce section

Learning English With Your Children and Teens: Using Junk Mail to Practice English

Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Engage the family with activities that practice English vocabulary, grammar, speaking, and more.