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Teaching Tips
In this blog post, we'll explore the common hurdles of phonics instruction and delve into why choosing the right program is not just beneficial—it’s essential. 
By Ramon Torres
5 mins
Literacy
Why is it that foundational skills are transferring to students' reading abilities, but not transferring nearly as much to their writing abilities?
By Leah Mermelstein, M.Ed.
7 mins
Literacy
Storytelling, packed with exciting tales, captivating characters, and powerful emotions, is an excellent method for enhancing children's speaking and comprehension skills.
By Ramon Torres
6 mins
Announcements, Teaching Tips
Teachers do so much more than just teach. They engage young minds, opening a new world of learning to students.
By Krysten Maddocks
4 mins
Handwriting
This blog explores the still-relevant value of cursive writing, encouraging a revival of this elegant form of expression.
By Ramon Torres
6 mins
Literacy, Teaching Tips
A child’s ability to listen to language, understand it, and produce it to communicate is at the heart of literacy development.
By MaryKate Desantis
6 mins
Literacy
The idea of reading to children daily is deeply entrenched in American culture, even if the practice hasn’t completely taken hold.
By Maya Payne Smart
5 mins
Literacy, Teaching Tips
My experiences, professional learning, and reflection, paired with ongoing reading of evolving scientific studies, taught me how to be a teacher of language.   
By MaryKate DeSantis
6 mins
Literacy, Families, Home Connection
As families, infusing creative writing into our children's reading routines can spark a love for learning, boost creativity, and strengthen family bonds.
By Ramon Torres
4 mins