Reading and Rhythm Training

Stephanie Yao Long / The Oregonian

Tweet I am so excited!  Today 8 colleagues and I are going to become trained in a program called Reading and Rhythm.  It incorporates the natural tendencies of rhythm in spoken and written word and helps those who struggle to find more fluency in their reading.  In addition, it helps build students’ comprehension and vocabulary. […]

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Giving Kids Choice in HS Reading Class

Stephanie Yao Long / The Oregonian

Tweet Today, as part of Literacy Month, we have one of our favorite guest posters, Kristina Peterson to share the evolution of what she is doing in her HS English classes in terms of reading.  ~EMP When I first became a teacher I distinctly remember being taught that what my kids read doesn’t really matter […]

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Pre-Game Excitement (and reading)

Here's an interesting picture of me, the rockin' 80's teacher from Halloween day.  Yes, we had reading groups on Halloween!  I don't usually dress like this for reading groups.

Tweet Pre-Game excitement – You know what I mean.  You get dressed up, read up on stats, pump yourself up, maybe put on a little rock and roll and get excited about what’s about to happen on the field or court or ring.  So what does this have to do with reading?  Plenty.  Our students […]

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Engaging Readers with Reading – the What, the Why and the How

spiral books

Tweet Earlier this week, we brought you Kristina’s piece on Writing. Today she reflects on reading and the importance of establishing a love of reading in our students. She concludes with a perspective on assessment. ~EMP The Story: The success I had last year with the reading intervention program Language! was not simply a result […]

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4 Tips for Helping Parents Help their Children Read

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Tweet Please welcome Alvina Lopez who brings us a great list to share with parents.  I plan to use this post for Literacy Month by adding a link in an email to parents.  It is our hope you find this useful!  ~EMP Most parents, starting from when their children are very young, become anxious about […]

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Teaching Language Arts Using 1:1 Technology

tablets

Tweet 1:1 technology implies that each student in a classroom has access to a piece of effective technology be it a computer, laptop, tablet or other electronic devise.  Many classrooms across the country and around the world are implementing, this while others are barely there…yet!   It may be the classroom of the future for some […]

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5 Book Covers That Speak Volumes

spiral books

Tweet As the saying goes, don’t judge a book by its cover. While this is no doubt sound advice for choosing literature and making friends, there is something to say for a well-constructed, intelligent book cover. Just as a novel’s sentence structure and diction can be analyzed for themes, motifs, and meaning, a book’s cover […]

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Make Writing Fun Early On

boy writing

Tweet Sarah Morris, from Primrose preschools, shares a post with us today about how to cultivate a great love of literacy with children. ~EMP Young children love to imitate what the adults in their lives are doing. They will happily “clean” the house while Mom performs her chores or “mow” the lawn in imitation of […]

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Norman Rockwell, Reading and Studio Day

spiral books

Tweet A couple of weeks ago, my students took their first unit reading test online.  I do like how the online testing tells results very quickly. So, I took advantage of this and discovered a long list of reading skills my students are lacking as a whole. They are: Main idea and detail, sequence, generalization, drawing […]

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