Phonics & Reading Professional Development Books
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Phonics & Reading Professional Development Books

Summer is the perfect time to brush up on your teaching skills and learn about any new or updated teaching strategies. I’m sharing my top recommendations for professional development books for reading and phonics. I don’t know if you’re like me, but I love a good book on the latest research and recommendations for educators,…

What is the science of reading?
Parents | Phonics | Reading Comprehension | Spelling

What is the science of reading?

The science of reading is a body of research from the last 40 years that has led to evidence-based reading instruction and recommendations for teaching reading. This research has shown that reading is not natural and needs to be explicitly taught in a systematic way for many students to become fluent readers. If you’ve been…

7 Ways To Minimize Reading Regression Over The Summer
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7 Ways To Minimize Reading Regression Over The Summer

Most teachers have heard about the “summer slide”, or the reading regression that many students experience over the summer. Research has shown that children who don’t read over the summer lose about 20% of their school year gains in reading! Young kids and children from low-income families are disproportionately affected by the summer slide so…