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Impacting Reading Proficiency

Impacting Reading Proficiency The word impact has various meanings, but the one best fitting for why we, as educators, do what we do is to powerfully affect or influence someone or something. As educators, we are interested in positively impacting students’ lives...
Why and How to Use Nonsense Words When Teaching Reading

Why and How to Use Nonsense Words When Teaching Reading

Why and How to Use Nonsense Words When Teaching Reading By the time most of us first encountered Lewis Carroll’s poem “Jabberwocky” from Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There, we were fluent readers. However, I am sure that you can recall the sense of...

6 Elements of Effective Differentiated Reading Instruction

6 Elements of Effective Differentiated Reading Instruction Is differentiated reading instruction really necessary? The answer is no. Differentiated reading instruction is not necessary UNLESS… you want success and growth for each of your students and a greater level...

What is the Difference Between RTI and MTSS?

What is the Difference Between RTI and MTSS? The phrases “Response to Intervention,” commonly referred to as RtI, and “Multi-Tiered System of Supports,” understandably shortened to MTSS, are used interchangeably among most educators. I have heard it flippantly said on...