Reading picture books aloud to children has 2-3x higher likelihood of introducing new vocabulary words according to Dominic Massaro, Professor at University of California Santa Cruz.
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“We talk with a lazy tongue,” Massaro said. “We tend to point at something or use a pronoun and the context tells you what it is. We […]
“Spelling isn’t important. It really isn’t, people get hung up on it. Being able to spell has nothing to do with being a good writer. Being able to know how a car engine works, doesn’t make you a racing driver. It’s about having something to say. It’s about feeling the wind in your hair.” […]
The Common Core is a hot topic right now as 43 states and 4 territories have adopted the school standards (see map below).
What does this mean for dyslexic students? The answer is “It depends.” Some of the goals of the Common Core are good – to improve college readiness, to foster deeper knowledge and its application through […]