Too often “teaching” reading comprehension often involves students reading a text and answering a set of questions about it. It should be the other way around – to be a proficient reader, students need to ask questions. Here’s how to teach your students to ask questions.
Posts tagged "literacy"
Are levelled reading groups the best way to teach reading?
“Are levelled reading groups the best way to teach reading?” That was the question posed in an article I read recently. I’ve never been much of a fan of levelling anyway, but here’s the question I’d ask instead: “How would you like to spend your school life in the bottom reading group?”
What Thanksgiving taught me about the achievement gap
Neale Pitches reflects on what he learned about closing education’s achievement gap over Thanksgiving.
Why literacy is so important
Literacy is the ability to read, write, speak and listen in a way that allows you communicate effectively. While reading and writing is a huge part of being literate, it’s more than that – and it's important.
How to get killer speeches from your students
Oral language. Interpersonal speaking. Speeches.
Whatever you call it, we want to help you get great writing and speaking from your students.
Let’s hear it: Why you should read aloud to your class
Reading books aloud to children is powerful. In fact, it’s a hugely important part of a child’s literacy development. How important? Let’s take a look!