Really, the only defensible goal of learning to read in school is not to increase yearly test scores, but to help children become eager, daily readers of self-selected books.
Science-based instruction is important but careful observation of kids to see what they need to succeed is paramount.
Signs that are all around us can provide important literacy lessons for children.
For children to become fully literate, we must provide them with books in which they see themselves.
How do some kids score as proficient on yearly tests while the large majority don’t?
Learning the WHY of print is essential for children to become effective, lifelong readers and writers.
When adults share their own stories with children, connections are built between people and literacy learning is nurtured.
Reading books with children and talking about what you read invites exploration of feelings and offers long-lasting permission to discuss all of life’s topics.
If the only letter we encourage our children to write is that yearly one to Santa, we’re doing literacy wrong.
Images of Americans lined up to vote are all over the news and Internet. Being a literacy kind of guy, I’ve been searching those images to see if folks are reading during all of those hours of waiting. Few look to be doing so. Every 20th person or so. Most people are masked and just […]