As elementary schools shift from a balanced literacy focus to a Science of Reading focus, principals are often unclear about what types of feedback they should provide to teachers. Yet instructional feedback is a key element to increasing literacy scores in our schools. In this webinar, Pati Montgomery delves into some of the critical instructional components that should be a part of “look-fors” for elementary principals.
Webinar downloads and resources are found HERE.
FREE expert webinar series presented in partnership between Glean Education and Washington State OSPI featuring nationally recognized researchers on topics related to Structured Literacy within an MTSS Framework. To learn more about the series and register for upcoming events, click the link below.
From September 2022 - June 2023, Washington State OSPI is funding access to Glean's course bundle of five on-demand courses on dyslexia, Structured Literacy, Intensifying Instruction, Reading Fluency, and Serving Students with Dyslexia for School Psychologists for state stakeholders.
If you are a Washington State educator or have an affiliation to a Washington State School District, click the button below.
There'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 on this idea can make it harder for children to learn how to read. In this podcast, host Emily Hanford investigates the influential authors who promote this idea and the company that sells their work. It's an exposé of how educators came to believe in something that isn't true and are now reckoning with the consequences — children harmed, money wasted, an education system upended.
Nancy Young: Climbing the Ladder of Reading & Writing: Some Children Climb More Slowly While Other Children Leap Up
Kymyona Burke: Implementation Matters: Literacy Leadership as the Catalyst for Change
Anita Archer: Background Knowledge: Key to Learning & Reading Comprehension
Julie Washington: Teaching African American Children to Read: Considering the Impact of Dialectal Variation
Kareen Weaver: Calling All Leaders - School system, building, parent, and grade-level leaders!
A group of teachers, researchers, and activists lead by Margaret Goldberg and Kenni Alden, committed to the pursuit of equity through literacy. Visit their website, righttoreadproject.com, for resources and powerful commentary on the science of reading and teaching.
Read their most recent post, The ABC's of Teaching Reading at Home, filled with resources for anyone tackling the challenge of teaching reading at home during the COVID19 pandemic.
The 2020 PaTTAN online Literacy Symposium provided practitioners with the opportunity to deepen their knowledge and skills through focused strands and direct collaboration with researchers and school-based implementers of the science of reading. PaTTAN has generously made many of the presentations available on YouTube:
Emily Hanford: Discovering the Science of Reading: A Reporter’s Story
Louisa Moats: Speech to Print: Reading’s Most Important Idea
Anita Archer: Motivation May Not Predict Achievement, BUT Achievement Does Predict Motivation
Straight Talk by the Experts Webinar Series
A few of our favorites:
Dr. Jan Hasbrouck: Fluency!
Dr. Anita Archer: Keeping Kids Engaged
Dr. Timothy Shanahan: Planning Effective Literacy Instruction
Dr. Nancy Mather: Dyslexia Intervention
Dr. Joan Sedita: 5-12 Content Literacy
What the Words Say: Many kids struggle with reading - and children of color are far less likely to get the help they need
A false assumption about what it takes to be a skilled reader has created deep inequalities among U.S. children, putting many on a difficult path in life.
How a flawed idea is teaching millions of kids to be poor readers
For decades, schools have taught children the strategies of struggling readers, using a theory about reading that cognitive scientists have repeatedly debunked. And many teachers and parents don't know there's anything wrong with it.
Experts say widely used reading curriculum is failing kids
A first of its kind review finds Lucy Calkins' materials don't align with the science of reading.
Why aren't kids being taught to read?
Scientific research has shown how children learn to read and how they should be taught. But many educators don't know the science and, in some cases, actively resist it. As a result, millions of kids are being set up to fail.
You can find all of Emily's education reporting at APMreports.org.
About a dozen Pennsylvania school districts are teaching their youngest students how to read using a new understanding of the way the brain learns to read.
A new bill requires districts to screen children for signs of dyslexia. It will usher in major changes in the way all kids are taught.
The Science of Reading: An Overview
Together with The Reading League, Read Washington presented an evening on The Science of Reading with Dr. Jan Hasbrouck. The house was packed with attendees traveling from far and wide to attend Read Washington's inaugural event. Be sure to download the resources!
Below are the handouts accompanying ReadWA's June 2019 event, The Science of Reading: An Overview.
Learn from industry expert and ReadWA board member Dr. Jan Hasbrouck about Dyslexia, including myths vs. facts. Listen to the latest in researched best practices, details on structured literacy, and solutions to support classroom instruction.
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