We want kids to build their sight word vocabularies so they can read more easily. This blog post argues that sight words are critical.
But the story of sight words is not mostly about our eyes. …
Author: Cindy Jiban
Topics: Early learning
Teaching math can be very challenging. In teacher preparation programs, many of us were taught about the importance of engagement, formative assessment, and adjusting our teaching to ensure all …
Author: Amber (Abeer) Ahmad
Topics: Early learning, Classroom tips
As a kindergarten teacher, you get the amazing opportunity to create that first love of learning. Your impact can last a lifetime. I was a kindergarten teacher before joining NWEA, and I’ve had …
Author: Cara Holt
My earliest reading memory is of my three-year-old self seated on my grandma’s lap in her living room while she read and reread Old Hat New Hat by Stan and Jan Berenstain. I don’t recall why I …
Author: Lynne Kulich
One of the many ways schools are being transformed by COVID-19 is a change in public school enrollment, which is likely to have important consequences in classrooms across the nation, particularly …
Author: Beth Tarasawa
Topics: Early learning, Research & thought leadership
Advocates for students with dyslexia are finally gaining more attention, in both the media and legislation. Dyslexia, they note, is more prevalent than many realize, and students with dyslexia are …
Topics: Early learning, Equity
Since 2018, MAP® Reading Fluency™ has made it easier for teachers to understand their students’ reading skills so they can spend more time teaching and less time testing. By assessing the …
Author: Kristie Werner
Topics: Early learning, MAP Reading Fluency
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Policy & advocacy
School closures support
Lots of kids dread math. You can help them love it. Get advice on how from our Teach. Learn. Grow. math experts in our latest ebook.
There’s a lot policymakers can do to support schools during COVID-19. We talked with experts Evan Stone and LaTanya Pattillo about what to focus on during SY21–22.
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Effective literacy instruction must rely on the science of reading and best practices in balanced literacy.
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