We’ve moved beyond the buzzwords and uncovered the mystery of the science of reading. Now we’ll talk practically about five essential reading domains, critical pillars that will lead to student reading achievement. While there’s no single set of instructions for teaching each of these domains, science of reading research has shown that spending instructional time building skills in these domains will set students up to be successful readers. In this final installment of the Demystifying the Science of Reading Teacher Tip Tuesday series, we’ll talk about ways you can address these essential domains in your reading instruction and offer some tools to make it easy and fun!
This week's Family Friday will deepen your understanding of simple machines. In our Physical Science and Engineering series, you will be introduced to important science concepts. Read our step-by-step guide on how to create a catapult using everyday items. Have fun!
Este Viernes en Familia profundizará su comprensión de las máquinas simples. En nuestra serie de Las Ciencias Físicas y La Ingeniería, se le presentarán conceptos científicos importantes. Lea nuestra guía sobre cómo crear una catapulta usando artículos de uso diario.
We know that learning to speak and learning to read are not the same in the brain. Learning to speak is innate, while learning to read is not. Reading must be systematically, explicitly taught to bridge the connection between oral language development and reading proficiency. In this installment of our Teacher Tip Tuesday series: Demystifying the Science of Reading, we’ll discuss how decades of reading science research describes the act of learning to read. We’ll also discuss why even the most successful teachers can benefit from science of reading research and research-informed practices.
In a recent webinar conducted by Kathy Maximov, Chief Academic Officer of Footsteps2Brilliance, educators and administrators gathered to explore the intersection of the science of reading and the needs of multilingual learners. The session kicked off with a poll gauging participants’ attitudes towards the science of reading for multilingual learners, revealing a mix of perspectives. This blog will delve into the key takeaways from the discussion, focusing on three essential questions:
- What is the science of reading?
- How does it apply to multilingual learners?
- And does the bilingual brain necessitate a unique approach?
This week’s Family Friday will deepen your student’s understanding of the scientific method. Read our step-by-step guide on how to use the scientific method to test how plants absorb water in this interactive activity!
Para este Viernes en familia, estará aprendiendo más sobre el método científico. Lea nuestra guía paso a paso para ver cómo se usa el método científico para examinar cómo las plantas absorben agua.
Why do some students develop as readers more easily than others? Why do most developing readers need more than being immersed in a language-rich environment? The answers lie in the brain and have major implications for teaching reading. In this installment of Teacher Tip Tuesday: Demystifying The Science of Reading, we’ll talk about the research behind how exactly we learn to read.
For this week’s Family Friday, enjoy a card game that can be played with multiple children. Have fun practicing animal names and building rhyming skills using Footsteps2Brilliance Animal Riddles and Rhymes books. Read our step-by-step guide on how you can play this interactive card game with your children at home!
You’ve probably heard the phrase “the science of reading” being tossed around lately. Your district or school may be taking initiatives to align to the science of reading, and may even be changing your curricula after years or even decades. Why all the hullabaloo? Let’s talk about what the science of reading really is, what it isn’t, and why it matters.