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Pint-Size Book Authors: Using Early Readers as Mentor Texts

Early Readers and Early Writers

Early Readers and Early Writers

Children love to write books. In the classroom, when they read and see books all around them, they are naturally inspired to create. It's as though there...Continue reading

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Why is Literacy Development Important for Children?

Literacy development is the process of learning words, sounds, and language. Children develop literacy skills in order to learn to read and write confidently and eventually improve their...Continue reading

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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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Handwriting, Coloring, and other Calming Techniques for Students, from an Occupational Therapist

We often want to challenge the children, while also providing a safe and comfortable place to play and learn new skills. This is the balance OTs are constantly challenged with during therapy...Continue reading

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