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Webinar Recording: Evidence-based Early Literacy Practices to Support Every Learner

This webinar will discuss the essential components of Early Literacy Instruction: oral language, vocabulary, phoneme awareness, and alphabetic knowledge.

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Evidence-Based Assessment in the Science of Reading

Rigorous, systematic, and explicit instruction of reading must go hand-in-hand with a comprehensive reading assessment system to allow educators to adjust instruction to meet the specific needs of students.

By |March 22nd, 2022|Categories: Literacy|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Evidence-Based Assessment in the Science of Reading
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The Science of Reading Part 2: Developing Reading Skills

In this episode, Stacey Rickman explains the importance of targeted practice, scope and sequence, regular assessment and how these can be used to move educators from the current reactive intervention approach to literacy instruction to a model of prevention, where all students are taught the skills that result in proficient reading.

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Using the “Road to Reading Infographic” to Guide Assessment of and Intervention for Foundational Literacy Skills

The Road to Reading infographic was designed to provide an easy-to-follow visual overview of the developmental sequence in which foundational literacy skills are acquired in students.

By |February 28th, 2022|Categories: Literacy|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Using the “Road to Reading Infographic” to Guide Assessment of and Intervention for Foundational Literacy Skills
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The Science of Reading Part 1: The Five Pillars

In this episode, Stacey and Lawrence discuss the current state of literacy instruction in Ontario and Stacey introduces the five pillars of reading, the core skills necessary to become a skilled reader, that have emerged from decades of research. 

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Webinar Recording: The Road to Reading – Strategies for Literacy Assessment and Intervention

Using evidence-based assessment and instructional strategies, this webinar will guide educators in the use of curriculum-based measures to quickly and effectively assess the development of key foundational literacy skills in their students.

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Building Oral Language Skills through Classroom Instruction: Six High-Yield Strategies to Borrow from the Clinic

This article provides a number of high leverage strategies to target oral language skills that can be adapted for classroom instruction.

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VIDEO: Using Storybooks to Build Language Skills

Watch this video to learn more about LITES, how it can help students build their oral language skills, and how to implement some of the same strategies in your classroom.

By |August 25th, 2021|Categories: Literacy|Tags: , , |Comments Off on VIDEO: Using Storybooks to Build Language Skills
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What are some simple ways I can work phonemic awareness into my reading instruction?

Phonemic awareness is not only one of the strongest predictors of reading and writing success, but it is also fun to teach. Here are a few ways that educators can work it into kindergarten and primary classrooms.

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10 Tips for Teaching Phonological Awareness

Phonological awareness is a crucial foundational skill in the journey of learning to read. Research shows that challenges in phonemic awareness and other phonological skills both predict and cause poor reading and spelling development and that decoding instruction may be ineffective unless children can first hear the sounds in spoken language.

By |May 18th, 2021|Categories: Literacy|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on 10 Tips for Teaching Phonological Awareness