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Naming Letters Is Not a Straight Path to Literacy: Here’s Why

Naming Letters is not a Straight Path to Literacy: Here’s Why

“The best predictor of beginning reading achievement is a child’s knowledge of letter names" (Adams, 1990). 

I am sure that you have heard this statement. It is one of the most popular...Continue reading

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Kitty Literacy: Learning Without Tears is Now Available for Cats

Handwriting Program for Cats

Earlier this year we expanded our award-winning K–5 handwriting curriculum to Pre-K with a new emergent writing component....Continue reading

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5 Ways to Support Your Students this Summer

Tips for Preventing the Summer Slide

Reading may be your student’s favorite activity when school is in session, but without reinforcement during spring and summer break, many of their literacy skills will go dull. This seasonal gap...Continue reading

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6 Ways to Engage and Strengthen Young Writers

Teaching children to write.

When we think of literacy, we tend to think of reading and writing—often with an emphasis on reading. But the skill of writing is essential. Did you know that students spend nearly 60 percent of...Continue reading

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Expert Tips for Reading Aloud to Children

Tips for Reading Aloud to Children

Daily Read-Alouds: A Powerful Teaching Tool 

“Read it again!” Please, right now!”  Understanding the children’s enthusiasm for the book, the parent or teacher does just that!  Children...Continue reading

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Recognizing and Celebrating Black History in February and All Year Long

Celebrate Black History Month

February is National Black History Month in both the United States and Canada. The United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and Ireland honor and celebrate the contributions of Black people in October....Continue reading

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21 Ways to Celebrate National Handwriting Day

Though we often use our thumbs for most writing these days, handwriting will never stop being an essential life skill. And there’s no better time to celebrate this skill than National Handwriting...Continue reading

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Teaching Numbers to Kids

how to teach numbers

One of the first lessons we learn as kids is how to count numbers. Opening the door to mathematics, learning numbers is a crucial...Continue reading

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How to Improve Handwriting for Autistic Students

Handwriting Support for Autistic Students

As of September of 2020, 1 in 54 students is likely to be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). While autism’s symptoms vary from person to person and have a wide range of severity, it is...Continue reading

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How to Teach Letter and Alphabet Sounds

teaching letter sounds

Alphabet knowledge is one of the first building blocks of...Continue reading

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