The Science of Reading conversation is changing how American schools approach reading instruction, especially in the primary grades. But “The Big Five” of phonics, phonemic awareness, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension are not enough to foster success in reading.
Teaching metacognitive strategies in the classroom improves student outcomes. Learn what metacognition is, why it’s so important, and how to teach it.
Lasting and meaningful changes occur when a school community works as a team to identify needs and investigate alternatives. There may not be one single tool that will help you determine your school’s reading temperature, but experts Laura and Evan Robb provide helpful tips for creating a process to evaluate your school’s culture of reading.
Learning at the reading table begins with fostering each students’ confidence and courage to read as you continue to guide and coach through more complex and difficult text. If we lean in to teaching in small groups, adjusting our teaching to ensure students' highest reading potential, we can make a difference.
Reading volume matters! The goal of developing schools full of readers can best be achieved when the principal, teachers, literacy coaches, and the media specialist become a team and advocate for independent reading every day. Laura Robb outlines easy-to-implement tips for increasing students' reading fluency, comprehension, and imagination.