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Why Are Decodable Running Records Better Than Leveled Running Records?
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Why Are Decodable Running Records Better Than Leveled Running Records?

The number one reason for switching to decodable running records is that they allow you to assess and target your students’ reading skills in a way that aligns with the Science of Reading. Decodable running records are IN! Leveled running records are OUT! Are you frustrated with leveled running records? As long-time proponents of the…

How to Navigate a Common-Sense Approach to the Science of Reading

How to Navigate a Common-Sense Approach to the Science of Reading

A common-sense approach to the Science of Reading and literacy instruction is an essential part of being an effective educator. First and foremost, this approach requires that teachers adapt to the evolving nature of the Science of Reading. Following the science means being comfortable with discomfort. For the good of our students, we must embrace…

What Are the Top 10 Most Important Literacy Tools to Support Reading Instruction?
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What Are the Top 10 Most Important Literacy Tools to Support Reading Instruction?

How do you choose the most important literacy tools for your classroom? I mean, classroom wish lists – we all have them. When budgets are tight, the discerning teacher understands that it is important to prioritize when it comes to ordering classroom supplies. Assuming that you have the basics such as pencils, paper, and decodable…