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.
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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.
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.