Examining the research base
Building Teacher Capacity with the Reading Foundational Skills
Here are our top 25 most-visited posts of 2018.
A reflection on the free Bookworms ELA curriculum for K-5
Why a text-centered approach, instead of a strategies-based approach, is more effective
Introducing a new tool to observe the components of foundational skills instruction
The benefits of integrating reading and writing practice
One coach’s reflection on increasing the foundational skills block
Though this literacy program uses leveled readers, it focuses on building knowledge through topic-based units and ensures students are not limited to a single reading level
Incorporating strategies to make phonics time the best time of day
Why using decodable readers can be powerful
Strategies to build a love of learning through content-rich nonfiction
Learn how structured phonics instruction is critical to literacy development and a necessary part of an ELA curriculum
Standards co-author Susan Pimentel explains how the elements of a high-quality ELA program contribute to student learning. She pinpoints where many current programs are missing the mark.
Core Knowledge's Linda Bevilacqua explains where purchasers can improve their CCSS understanding to make better decisions