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.
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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.
At Edmentum, we know a lot about the magic of reading aloud to a classroom full of students, and we have years of experience inspiring imaginations and adventures through books. After all, we’re fortunate enough to say that many members of the Edmentum organization have spent years of their careers serving as educators. In celebration of National Reading Month this March, we’ve asked them to recount some of their most memorable reading experiences from their days in the classroom.