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Language Comprehension

Language Comprehension  is an overarching term used to describe a student’s ability to derive meaning from written and oral language.  As indicated by the graphic, a student must be capable of both word attack (decoding and sight word knowledge) and understanding language in order to gain meaning from written text. As is true of any…

How to Begin Teaching Second Grade Readers

How to Begin Teaching Second Grade Readers

Just like in kindergarten and first grade, we begin teaching second grade readers with baseline assessments. Your second-grade students have spent two years on their reading journey, but they are not all in the same local. Assessments will help you determine where each of your students are in their travels. As their guide, you need…

The First Step in Teaching Reading to First Graders
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The First Step in Teaching Reading to First Graders

The first step in your journey of teaching reading to first graders begins with assessment. Stay with me here. Think of assessment as your roadmap (or GPS). In order to ensure that you reach your destination of a classroom full of successful readers, you need a roadmap, so you (and your students) don’t get lost….

What is the Best Way Begin Teaching Reading in Kindergarten?
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What is the Best Way Begin Teaching Reading in Kindergarten?

The best way to begin teaching reading in kindergarten is to resist the urge to jump right into instruction. First, you need to know where to start and then you need to know where you are going. We refer to this instructional cycle as “Assess, Analyze, Instruct”. At Informed Literacy it is our core belief…

Is Early Intervention in Foundational Reading Skills Needed?
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Is Early Intervention in Foundational Reading Skills Needed?

Case Study #1, Avery In this post we will take a closer look at Avery, whom we introduced on our Instagram page. We will explore whether or not early intervention in foundational reading skills is needed. Avery is a kindergarten student who has strong oral language skills, a robust vocabulary, a depth of background knowledge….