Providing support for our students starts with an asset orientation.
You’ve heard it time and time again; all students, regardless of their reading level when they arrive in the grade they find themselves in, deserve to be given access to grade-level texts. The consequences of not doing so are simply too high to ignore.
Tim Shanahan recently posted a blog entry in which he answered a teacher’s question, regarding his “own thinking as well as research referencing the occasional use of decodable texts for small group reading instruction in grades K-2.” Shanahan commented on the research regarding the decodable text part of the request but missed an opportunity to link the text type with …
For the past month and a half, I’ve received a plethora of emails and social media posts reminding me of the work and life of Martin Luther King, Jr. and of February’s designation as Black History Month. Both events are meant to address important historical exclusions in curriculum — African American history.