Letters in Phonemic Awareness Instruction or the Reciprocal Nature of Learning to Read

Teachers’ query: I’m confused. I’ve heard you say that we must always train phonemic consciousness and letters concurrently. Other “experts” say that phonemic consciousness is strictly an auditory ability and that together with letters slows kids’s studying. Help! I’ve some kids who, it doesn’t matter what, don’t appear to be making any progress with phonemic consciousness. These three are the solely ones who haven’t progressed to phonics instruction. What ought to I do? Shanahan’s response: This is one of these, “Do we follow theory or data” questions. I’m an information…

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Why We Need to Teach Sentence Comprehension

For the need of a nail the shoe was misplaced; For the need of a shoe the horse was misplaced; For the need of a horse the battle was misplaced; For the failure of battle the dominion was misplaced — And all for the need of a horseshoe nail. — Proverb This oft-used litany jogs my memory of studying: For the need of phonemic consciousness the decoding was misplaced; for the need of phonics the fluency was misplaced … you get the concept. The talents that comprise studying are hierarchical,…

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Why We Need to Teach Sentence Comprehension

For the need of a nail the shoe was misplaced; For the need of a shoe the horse was misplaced; For the need of a horse the battle was misplaced; For the failure of battle the dominion was misplaced — And all for the need of a horseshoe nail. — Proverb This oft-used litany jogs my memory of studying: For the need of phonemic consciousness the decoding was misplaced; for the need of phonics the fluency was misplaced … you get the concept. The talents that comprise studying are hierarchical,…

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Here’s Why I Wouldn’t Teach Less Reading to Improve Social Studies

This week, the Thomas Fordham Institute launched a brand new provocative report, Social Studies Instruction and Reading Comprehension. It says U.S. colleges spend “excessive amounts of time” instructing the English Language Arts (ELA) and never sufficient time on social research. In reality, they declare that this imbalance is decreasing studying achievement. Kids will learn higher in the event that they get much less studying instruction and extra social research instructing. I’ve lengthy argued for what they name out right here as “excessive.” To attain the studying ranges we aspire to,…

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Here’s Why I Wouldn’t Teach Less Reading to Improve Social Studies

This week, the Thomas Fordham Institute launched a brand new provocative report, Social Studies Instruction and Reading Comprehension. It says U.S. colleges spend “excessive amounts of time” educating the English Language Arts (ELA) and never sufficient time on social research. In reality, they declare that this imbalance is reducing studying achievement. Kids will learn higher in the event that they get much less studying instruction and extra social research educating. I’ve lengthy argued for what they name out right here as “excessive.” To attain the studying ranges we aspire to,…

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Here’s Why I Wouldn’t Teach Less Reading to Improve Social Studies

This week, the Thomas Fordham Institute launched a brand new provocative report, Social Studies Instruction and Reading Comprehension. It says U.S. faculties spend “excessive amounts of time” instructing the English Language Arts (ELA) and never sufficient time on social research. In truth, they declare that this imbalance is reducing studying achievement. Kids will learn higher in the event that they get much less studying instruction and extra social research instructing. I’ve lengthy argued for what they name out right here as “excessive.” To attain the studying ranges we aspire to,…

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Here’s Why I Wouldn’t Teach Less Reading to Improve Social Studies

This week, the Thomas Fordham Institute launched a brand new provocative report, Social Studies Instruction and Reading Comprehension. It says U.S. faculties spend “excessive amounts of time” instructing the English Language Arts (ELA) and never sufficient time on social research. In reality, they declare that this imbalance is decreasing studying achievement. Kids will learn higher in the event that they get much less studying instruction and extra social research instructing. I’ve lengthy argued for what they name out right here as “excessive.” To attain the studying ranges we aspire to,…

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What About Personalized Learning in Reading?

Teacher query: I might like to know what you concentrate on the motion in personalised studying in Ok-Eight faculties. Just a few faculties in my district have been transferring to this method for math instruction and I’d have an interest in listening to your concepts of how this is able to look in studying and writing instruction. Thanks! Shanahan’s response: Your query jogs my memory of the primary time I attempted to prepare dinner hen. I used to be in a rush so I figured if I turned up the…

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What About Personalized Learning in Reading?

Teacher query: I’d like to know what you concentrate on the motion in personalised studying in Okay-Eight colleges. A number of colleges in my district have been transferring to this method for math instruction and I’d have an interest in listening to your concepts of how this might look in studying and writing instruction. Thanks! Shanahan’s response: Your query jogs my memory of the primary time I attempted to prepare dinner rooster. I used to be in a rush so I figured if I turned up the warmth, I might…

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Andrea Davis Pinkney: storyteller and more

It’s tough to encapsulate the affect of Andrea Davis Pinkney on readers and in publishing for younger readers. She is an award-winning creator, achieved editor, visionary writer, and now a curator of a museum exhibition. Young Andrea had bother studying to learn till she found a e-book that spoke to her. Andrea says she heard poetry, wordplay, singing in a Dr. Seuss e-book. Her path on changing into a reader and a author was supported by dad and mom and family members. Her household offered her with instruments for writing and…

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