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"Wud u lk 2 meet me 4 brgr 2nite?" If you've ever looked at a teenager's text message and thought it looked more like a kindergartener's scrawl, you might not be far off. Middle school students who frequently use "tech-speak"—omitting letters to shorten words and using homophone symbols, such as @ for "at" or 2nite for "tonight"—performed worse on a test of basic grammar, according to a new study in .
Have you ever wondered why some children seem to learn to read so effortlessly and others struggle? Have you ever seen a child who memorizes poems, math facts, and the alphabet without even trying? Yet at the same time you might have also known another child who had trouble just remembering their own phone number or address.
Educators have always been interested in the brain, but we scientists haven't had the ability to bring issues relating to the brain to education.
Rethinking the teacher’s role in a read-aloud lesson will open new opportunities for students to participate in their own literacy learning. To maximize engagement, try getting everyone involved with whole-class choral reading. Choral reading can be used for a variety of lessons—short stories, poems, and historical speeches all work well.
Phonological awareness is an important foundation for learning to read. Scientific research has documented that phonological awareness is a better predictor of reading success than IQ, vocabulary, or socioeconomic level of the family. Research has shown that children who begin reading instruction with sufficiently developed phonological awareness understand the instruction better, master the alphabetic principle faster and learn to read quite easily.
etters and Sounds: Phonological Awareness
Are you like the one in four UK adults who are unable to remember a whole nursery rhyme?
Published Online: February 7, 2012
Introduction This article describes how teachers working with culturally and linguistically diverse students changed their reading instruction to include more higher level talk and writing. Ms.
Use Bingo Maker to write vocabulary words, ideas, and/or concepts that you would like your students to know and understand. As your students cross off a word, ask them to write a one sentence summary or illustrate the word
E ffective thinking-centered instruction aims to achieve two educational objectives: To cultivate the active use of knowledge, and To help students become self-regulated learners.
Professor Rosemary Sage Professor and Dean of the College of Teachers