Tools for fostering early word recognition: embedded mnemonics samples
One hurdle for young students who are beginning to read is learning letter names, shapes, and sounds. To help students master these arbitrary pairings between letter shape and letter sound, using letter-embedded mnemonics has been found to be more effective than using letters on their own or letters accompanied by a picture. Try out this sample set of embedded mnemonics with your early learners!View fact sheet
COVID-19 has made teaching incredibly hard. This e-book brings together research and practical advice to support you in continuing to reach your youngest learners during this difficult year.
Topics: Early learning
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Literacy can be a big predictor of how a child will do in school—and even whether they’ll graduate. There’s a lot families can do to support a young reader at home. This collection of Teach. Learn. Grow. blog posts by NWEA literacy experts will walk you through exactly what to try. (If you’re an educator eager to support families reading at home, please share this e-book with them!)
Products: Professional Learning
The NWEA stances on writing lay out a clear vision for the future of writing instruction. This paper addresses what writing is, why it’s important and how the organization can better meet the needs of the writers we serve through our products, services, research and advocacy.
Equity is not a buzzword. It’s not a synonym for diversity. So, what is it? Fenesha Hubbard and Joyce Smith of NWEA join the pod to show what schools and classrooms would look like if we truly valued equity in the context of instruction.
Two years on from the start of the pandemic and we’re starting to see a glimmer of hope and pieces of normalcy return to our schools and classrooms. But as we move forward, we cannot ignore the lingering impact of pandemic disruptions.
“For many, learning mathematics leads to perceiving the subject as a collection of procedures that are disconnected from any big picture. It’s much like filling a box with puzzle pieces, yet never building the puzzle.”
For this episode, we are joined by Dr. Ted Coe and Anita Brown of NWEA to discuss how educators move beyond doing math to thinking about mathematical concepts, with a focus on formative conversation starters.