Summer is officially here! And with it comes fun in the sun and a break from traditional school-year learning.
The goal of ESSA and its predecessors has been about equity of resources. This is no different when it comes to early literacy; however, opportunities to develop prereading skills in preparation for school are often challenging. Let’s also examine some approaches to addressing and supporting reading proficiency by the 3rd grade.
Most students lose two months of math skills every summer, and two-thirds of the achievement gap in reading between low-income students and their middle-income peers can be attributed to summer learning loss in elementary school. Why accept summer learning loss when you can fight it with Study Island? You can use Study Island to run a completely virtual summer learning program consisting of skills practice in all core content areas, as well as additional activities in writing and reading.
Children's author Jarrett Krosoczka shares the origins of his Lunch Lady graphic novel series, in which undercover school heroes serve lunch...and justice! His project, School Lunch Hero Day, aims to highlight how cafeteria staff provide more than just food, and illustrate how powerful a ‘thank you’ can be. In his TED Talk, Jarrett Krosoczka talks about a lunch lady that was a positive influence and the inspiration for his Lunch Lady graphic novel series: Ms. Jeannie.
Rather than see some of that hard-earned literacy learning slip away over the summer, you can employ technology tools to support learning even when school doors have closed for the break. Edmentum’s 2-in-1 pre-K through 6th grade program, Reading Eggs and Reading Eggspress, provides a rich online experience that can be enjoyed by students anytime, anywhere. Here, we’ll take a look at five ways your students can use this learn-to-read solution throughout summer vacation
What do the statewide teacher walkout in Arizona, a research center studying how to turn failure into success, and Schoolhouse Rock all have in common? They’re all featured topics in this week’s EdNews Round Up! Read up on why teacher pay raises can be so tough to win, why there is value in failing, how we will remember the iconic life of Bob Dorough, and more.
Making it through a school year in itself is an accomplishment. The years may fly by for you as a teacher, but there were points where the students believed that June would never get here. Although all they may want to do is look forward, it’s important for your students to see how they’ve grown in their skills during the course of the year and celebrate their successes, no matter how small.