resources for teachers
Tuesday, October 24, 2023
Well-designed spelling lists can support your students’ literacy development. Despite how commonplace spell check and other writing tools have become, explicit spelling instruction is still an important practice.
Wednesday, August 23, 2023
The Instructional Recommendations Tool: Responding to FastBridge Data and the associated eLearning module offer guidance to educators interpreting student screening scores.
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.
Tuesday, December 20, 2022
Read tips on how to implement reader’s theatre in the classroom and download free reader’s theatre scripts.
Tuesday, November 29, 2022
Selecting stories that reflect students’ interests and backgrounds can be a useful tool for increasing classroom participation and engagement.
Thursday, September 1, 2022
Students can learn literacy skills and write about issues they are passionate about through this unique genre of writing.
Tuesday, September 8, 2020
Introducing the new IRRC resource to help students, teachers, and caregivers better understand and work with effective writing prompts.
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
A look at what sight words are, why they are important to reading effortlessly, and how to teach them.
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
When implementing small group literacy instruction, know your resources and how to pick the best one for each student to enhance his or her learning.
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.