What Makes a Good Decodable Book? 5 Things to Look For

With so many decodable books on the market, educators should follow these 5 criteria to...

Summer Reading — It Matters!

We don’t need tons of research to tell us that some of our students lose...

Benchmarking Assessments

We recommend using a robust benchmarking assessment that looks at students’ progress three times a...

Making Words: An Update

Making Words is an engaging word building activity that helps link your students’ knowledge of...

Using Decodable Books to Teach Reading

When it comes to using decodable texts in the classroom, today’s educators are often divided....

When Are Leveled Books Also Decodable Books?

There have been many recent articles of late regarding the push for using decodable texts...

Shared Reading in Kindergarten

Shared reading provides a wonderful opportunity to guide and support students as they read aloud...

Accelerate, Not Remediate

I eavesdropped on my granddaughter Mae’s remote first grade class this morning and felt awed...

Teach for Transfer

One of the positive, yet unexpected, outcomes of COVID-19 has been the opportunity for me...

Shared Reading

Shared Reading: A Powerful Literacy Experience, In-Person or Remote By Jan Richardson, Karen Cangemi, and...

Assessing Students Remotely

As school starts, many of you will need to assess students remotely. It is important...

Beginner Steps Lessons Using the Digital Reader

Some of you have asked about how to remotely teach the Literacy Footprints Beginner Steps...