How do educators across the country celebrate National Reading Month in their classrooms? Building students’ literacy skills looks different for every learner, so we asked our awesome community of educators on Facebook what their favorite literacy activities are. Take a look at some of our favorite responses.
At Edmentum, we LOVE reading and want to share our passion with you by offering you the best resources we have that are centered around literacy! Check out these resources to kick off National Reading Month in your elementary classroom.
Educators know that the one of the best ways to become stronger readers is to practice every day. So how do you make sure that your students are motivated to find some time to read while they enjoy their winter break? Check out these tips on ways you can encourage your students to read at every grade level
Even if you are already familiar with the Daily 5 and best practices for implementation, adding on online learning solution like Reading Eggs and Reading Eggspress to your framework will only empower your students with more tools for success on their journey to reading proficiency. Take a look at how Reading Eggs pairs perfectly with the different tasks of the Daily 5.
Norman Webb’s Depth of Knowledge (DOK) framework is a highly regarded model that has been proven to be useful in understanding what type of knowledge is required to solve problems in academia. Webb has outlined different levels of content complexity and understanding. Let’s take a look at an example, the DOK summary definitions for mathematics, which follow 4 steps.
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.
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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