When we show kids the WHY of reading and writing, they’ll explore and discover their way to HOW to read and write.
Each discussant offers something to everyone else’s understanding.
Having begun to understand the powerful WHY of writing and reading, children begin delightedly learning about the roles that literacy can play in their lives.
Apropos of the Hallowe’en celebrations that occurred this past weekend, check out this article: How Gruesome Penny Dreadfuls Got Victorian Children Reading. Penny who? In the 18th century there was a form of adventuresome, frightening, sometimes even gory books, popular among the undereducated working classes in England, that were called “Penny Dreadfuls.” These simple books, […]
Deep sources of ideas and information, like books, fortify family and community cultures.
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?