June 7, 2023
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Things have been changing since the six-part Sold a Story series of audio documentaries was released. In the second bonus episode, we tell you about some of the changes and what we think about them. Find all 6 + the 2 bonus episodes of the series here: features.apmreports.org/sold-a-story/ ... See MoreSee Less
Sold a Story: How Teaching Kids to Read Went So WrongThere's an idea about how children learn to read that's held sway in schools for more than a generation — even though it was proven wrong by cognitive scientists decades ago. Teaching methods based ...
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Remember that time, F&P said they stood by their disproven theories of reading? Now they think districts should have to pay a second time for “greater clarity on the appropriate use of strategies?” Parents, teachers, don’t let your distsricts be $old a $tory! finance.yahoo.com/news/heinemann-begins-release-second-edition-182700504.html?.tsrc=fin-srch ... See MoreSee Less
Heinemann Begins Release of Second Edition of Fountas & Pinnell ClassroomHeinemann today announced the second edition of two of the most popular components of Fountas & Pinnell Classroom (FPC): Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ Shared Reading K-3, available in August, and Fou...
"Nearly 40 percent of the people who wrote or called us are teachers.... After teachers, the largest group we heard from is parents.... More than a third of responders asked for more reporting. Some asked for a similar investigation into math."www.apmreports.org/story/2023/05/11/sold-a-story-messages-from-listeners?fbclid=IwAR1c5YoBunOz_PJ... ... See MoreSee Less
'This is my kid; this is my story': Messages from listenersEmails and voice messages poured in from people who listened to Sold a Story.
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Tuesday 5/9 6-8:00 PM ET -- Join The Reading League for the first interactive Virtual Lecture Series webinar to watch a conversation between Dr. Joseph Torgesen and his former Director of Research at the Florida Center for Reading Research, Dr. Yaacov Petscher as they highlight some of the reasons that findings from scientific research on reading should be taken seriously by educators to help them make their practice more effective. All info and registration here:info.thereadingleague.org/virtual-lecture-seriesmay2023?utm_source=social&utm_medium=videos&utm_c... ... See MoreSee Less
Virtual Lecture Series - May 2023Join us for Virtual Lecture Series, our free professional learning webinars. Build a deeper understanding of the science of reading’s evolution.
"Dyscalculia and dyslexia often share underlying problems with attention, visual and working memory, and studies estimate a third to 75 percent of students with dyscalculia also have dyslexia, dysgraphia, or attention deficits."www.edweek.org/teaching-learning/dyscalculia-and-dyslexia-reading-disabilities-offer-insights-for... ... See MoreSee Less
Dyscalculia and Dyslexia: Reading Disabilities Offer Insights for Math SupportMany students with math disabilities also have dyslexia. New research into the overlap reveals clues that could shape better math interventions.
Some districts are learning that they were sold a story with so-called "balanced literacy," which teaches kids to guess at words using pictures and context (based on a disproven theory of reading), rather than explicitly teaching letters, sounds, and decoding, @CNN Athena Jones profiles Panther Valley Elementary School and changes they have made to improve reading skills. What's in your district? www.cnn.com/videos/us/2023/04/24/education-schools-reading-programs-literacy-jones-pkg-cnntm-cpro... ... See MoreSee Less
School changes reading program after realizing students 'weren't actually learning to read' | CNNCNN national correspondent Athena Jones reports on the US Department of Education study stating that just one in three fourth graders was at or above reading proficiency, and how it is forcing element...
PAGE ONE of The New York Times Sunday paper -- a wide-ranging article on reading and instruction! What started as a dyslexia issue is now also a civil rights issue.: "The movement has drawn support across economic, racial and political lines. Its champions include parents of children with dyslexia; civil rights activists with the N.A.A.C.P.; lawmakers from both sides of the aisle; and everyday teachers and principals." What's in your district? www.nytimes.com/2023/04/16/us/science-of-reading-literacy-parents.html?unlocked_article_code=rDKR... ... See MoreSee Less
‘Kids Can’t Read’: The Revolt That Is Taking On the Education EstablishmentFed up parents, civil rights activists, newly awakened educators and lawmakers are crusading for “the science of reading.” Can they get results?
Tuesday, April 18, 2023 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. ET: The Windward School hosts "Exploring Whole Child Approaches to the Identification and Support of Children with Dyslexia" with Yaacov Petscher, PhD, who will discuss the ways in which adversity impacts learning, and the integration of learning across social, emotional, and academic factors.Register here: www.thewindwardschool.org/the-windward-institute/courses-workshops-lectures/lectures/windward-sch... ... See MoreSee Less
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