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Make Word Study (phonics, spelling, and vocabulary) a Game!
Timothy Rasinski, Ph.D. A few years ago, my four adult children were home for the holidays. Every evening after the dinner table was cleared and the dishes were done, we'd get out a board game and play for at least an hour. This was a great time to be together, to talk, to just have some shared fun. Once the kids had left and my wife...
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Keep Your Eye on The Child
Young Literacy Learners Take Center Stage By Mary Jo Fresch I began my teaching career as a third-grade teacher in 1974. The district reading program was a synthetic phonics series. I regularly had students required to repeat the second-grade reader because they had failed to keep pace with their peers. These students needed c...
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Teaching Reading- The Art and Science
Timothy Rasinski, Ph.D. Kent State University "It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge." Albert Einstein "I would teach children music, physics, and philosophy; but most importantly music, for the patterns in music and all the arts are the keys to learning." Plato "Art has the means...
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Six Intervention Shifts to Re-Envision an Intervention Design That Honors Our Children
Written by Mary Howard In 1972, I began a passionate professional journey in small town Missouri as a special education teacher. That year, and each year that followed, children became my teachers. Since my entry into education, understanding student-centered intervention approaches has continued to inspire my professional curiosity. When a...
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Of Courage, Possibility, and Dwelling in Hope
By Travis Crowder Exceptional writing teachers have taught me valuable lessons about how writers find ideas. Over time, writing has become a space for me to wrestle with my thinking, and I've accepted that when I finalize a blog or book, or essay, that piece of writing is only as good as my current understanding of the topic is. It is imperf...
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A Little Latin (and Greek), and a Whole Lot of English Building Vocabulary with Word Roots
By Timothy Rasinski, Nancy Padak, Evangeline Newton, Rick M. Newton What do the following words and phrases have in common? Tractor A protracted argument Abstract art Attraction Vanilla extract Retractable ink pen Traction Intractable Easily distractible Contractions Of course, it's easy to notice that all these words and p...
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Thinking about Criticism and Critique
By: Lester Laminack We live on a twenty-two-acre portion of an old farm nestled in the mountains of western North Carolina. Our property has acres of woods and acres of open meadows where cows grazed, and hay was harvested. I keep those meadows mowed. It takes about six hours on a small tractor to mow all of them and I do that at least twice...
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Improve Students' Fluency, Vocabulary, & Comprehension with Guided Practice
By Laura Robb "The kids who can't read the grade level text listen to it so they are on the same page as students who can read the text. That's the only way I can have every student experience the required text." This explanation illustrates how a sixth-grade teacher coped with a one-novel per semester curriculum in her classes. None of the ...
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Why Poetry? Let Me Count the Ways
By Timothy Rasinski, Ph.D Anyone who has followed my work in the past knows that I am a huge advocate for the use of poetry (and song) in the literacy classroom for all students, but especially for younger readers and older readers who struggle.I'd like to share reasons why I think poetry should be an essential part of any literacy program. ...
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"Everything is Changing!" Or is it? Four Cornerstones for Teaching and Learning
By Tonya Gilchrist "Run often and fast, toward or away from something. Trust yourself to know which. And trust yourself to know when by the chanting clocks that hang on walls of dreams. This is called wise and this is called brave." --Rebecca Kai Dotlich, The Knowing Book, 2016 We are living in times of great uncertainty. The truth is,...
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