“Educational Game Day” at my school began with a vision to decrease student trepidation specific to standardized reading assessments, increase assessment reading self-confidence, increase celebrations for assessment reading achievements, and diminish the fear associated with test taking. To accomplish the goals, I envisioned students competing against me in various indoor and outdoor kinesthetic games.
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Every month in Reading Eggs brings a different theme, such as Circus, Dress Up, Explorers, or Space. Monthly Themes not only motivate students to learn, but they also add variety, surprises, and the joy of uncovering something new in Reading Eggs. Let’s take a closer look at this feature and explore four ways to make it work for you and your students.
To address the needs of this growing segment of the student population, educators are working harder than ever to refine administrative and instructional practices to help students master both English and their state’s rigorous academic standards. To support you in your efforts, we’ve assembled a curated list of our top resources focused on helping ELLs achieve success in the classroom.
By removing the common barriers that your students struggle with as they learn to read, audiobooks can be a very powerful tool to support their fluency and comprehension skills while they’re still working on those underlying foundational elements. Here are some reasons why you should start using audiobooks for ELA instruction and some tips and resources to get you started.
Learning to speak about highly conceptual topics with a broad vocabulary can be both difficult and increasingly important for older students as they begin identifying their postsecondary interests and goals. Here are four ways you can support English language learners in your secondary classroom.
Knowing that ELLs represent a growing part of the U.S. student body and that elementary schools are feeling the weight of that impact, it’s critical that K–5 educators are prepared to support these students. Consider implementing these six elementary strategies to give your ELL students the best shot at success.
We know you have been hard at work making sure everything this school year goes off without a hitch but there may be a few things that still need to be buttoned up. Not to fear! We've assembled a curated list of our best resources aligned to goals outlined by most ESSA plans.
Teaching anyone to read can be an intimidating task, but what if things just don’t start clicking? The majority of students with learning disabilities spend most of their school time in traditional classrooms, but only 17 percent of general education teachers feel equipped to teach them. Why is dyslexia so hard to talk about? Read more about this story, and more stories related to special education in reading and literacy in our Dyslexia edition of the EdNews Round Up.