Early learners have unique needs that deserve singular support and special celebration. NWEA early learning specialists share ways to support the youngest in our schools to ensure these beginnings form the foundation for lifelong learning.
For our students to learn to read, we need to teach using practices that work. Evidence-based practices —using what we know from the science of reading—is a key starting point. But we know that …
Author: Cindy Jiban
Topics: Early learning
The science of reading is the converging evidence of what matters and what works in early literacy instruction. In previous posts, I’ve recapped what the evidence says about effectively supporting …
There’s a good reason we put books in front of young children so early and often. We’re eager for kids to begin perceiving those mysterious shapes on the page as meaningful letters and words, …
Author: Jonathan Fine
Who says the science of reading is only for reading teachers? Not me, that’s for sure. When it comes to supporting reading fluency and comprehension, there’s a lot that teachers of content like …
Last year, I read a parent’s post in a social media discussion about reading. They were seeking information on which schools in my town are teaching phonics only. This parent wanted nothing to do …
Recently, I visited Savannah, Georgia, and hopped on a tour bus to learn about the city’s history. Located on Chippewa Square is a replica of the iconic Forrest Gump bench. You might recall the …
Author: Lynne Kulich
Student ownership of their learning journey is key for growth. Children need to understand what they are learning and why. They also need a clear path to follow and use to monitor their growth along …
Author: Cara Holt
Topics: Early learning, Classroom tips
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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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