Making Spelling Words Stick

Making Spelling Words Stick

Some of us have fond memories of spelling bees. Some of us don’t. Spelling, no matter how we feel about it, is critical to successful writing which is why it is still a part of writing instruction in school. Even with spell check, we still need to know a lot of...
Multitasking: Homework Help or Hindrance?

Multitasking: Homework Help or Hindrance?

True confession. I’ve got two screens at work and at home. More often than not, I’ve got something up on the second screen that is only tangentially connected to the work that I’m doing. That second screen might have Facebook or my Gmail account open or...
Where Does Learning Take Place? 

Where Does Learning Take Place? 

Imagine if you could encourage literacy simply by having a family visit the grocery store? That’s the idea behind a recent story covered by NPR. It shared the results of a small study about a placing  signs in grocery stores to encourage conversations between...

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