Establishing a strong foundation in literacy is absolutely essential to future academic success, including attainment of the new college- and career-ready standards that are being put in place under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Initiatives related to reading by the 3rd grade are becoming increasingly common across the country, and Michigan is no exception.
Small changes happen every day as teachers find new ways to integrate technology, connect with each other, and give students the skills the 21st century requires of them. These changes tend to grow into trends and, if applicable, best practices.
Kids have a lot of leisure time over summer break, but not enough of them are using it to read for pleasure. Read up on some tips on how to encourage kids to pick up a book when they have some down time this summer in this week’s EdNews Round Up!
Most teachers of little ones understand that teaching elementary children often involves walking a narrow line between exploration and total chaos. Walking that line often means navigating and eliminating as many obstacles to learning as possible, taking care to identify gaps quickly so that no one gets left behind. This is best supported by a Universal Design for Learning (UDL) curriculum with embedded provisions, including technology.
It’s no secret that reading is one of the best ways to keep students learning and practicing academic skills over the summer (not to mention to help avoid that pesky summer learning slide). So, how can you make sure your budding bookworms continue to build on their love of reading you worked hard to instill throughout the school year? We’ve compiled several of our favorite reading and literacy activities from Reading Eggs and Reading Eggspress to share with your pre-K through 6th grade students.
Edmentum believes in providing ELLs with high-quality content to develop the language and reading skills they need to be successful in an academic environment. Following a rigorous review process, we are proud to announce that Reading Eggs and Reading Eggspress, Edmentum’s two-in-one literacy solution, has been awarded WIDA PRIME V2 Correlations, indicating the program's ability to meet ELLs listening, speaking, reading, and writing needs.
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.
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