explicit instruction

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Introducing the Structured Literacy eLearning Module

Monday, September 11, 2023
The IRRC's new eLearning module provides an overview of the cornerstone elements of structured literacy instruction with video examples recorded in active classrooms.
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Read It, Say It, Hear It, Write It: Instructional Routines That Engage the Four Language Skill Areas

Tuesday, May 16, 2023
It is vital that all literacy instructional routines include synthetic and analytic practice activities that engage all four language skill areas.
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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.
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An Explanation of Structured Literacy, and a Comparison to Balanced Literacy

Tuesday, April 9, 2019
An explicit or implicit approach to literacy learning? See why the former approach tends to work better for all learners.
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Attributes of Effective Explicit Vocabulary Instruction

Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Teaching a word through explicit vocabulary instruction involves multiple steps to ensure deeper student understanding of essential words and increased reading comprehension.
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The Importance of Word Choice in Explicit Vocabulary Instruction

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Explicit vocabulary instruction should involve thoughtful selection of which words will be taught to ensure word learning is targeted and effective.
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The Importance of Phonics Instruction for All Students

Tuesday, September 6, 2016
English words can be difficult to decode, emphasizing the need to teach phonics skills to all students so they may experience reading success.

The Power of a Kindergartner When Routines Are Used

Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Through research and personal experience, a literacy consultant finds kindergartners can take an active part in group and independent literacy learning.

Quality Instruction - Delivery of Instruction

Monday, November 23, 2015
Last week we looked at increasing instructional quality through lesson design. We focused on using the components of explicit instruction to ensure students master the knowledge and skills necessary to become proficient readers. This week we will take a closer look at four big ideas that can help teachers to increase the quality of their instruction through delivery of instruction.