3 Reasons to Pursue Vocabulary Acquisition

Spelling, reading and vocabulary are a big part of your education growing up. In fact, a sizeable portion of college entrance exams like the SATs is dedicated specifically to testing your proficiency in these areas. Your chances of getting into your dream school,...

Phonemic Awareness and Phonics

When we think of phonics skills, we often consider how we may need to improve them phonemic awareness and phonics even if we’re not sure what those terms mean. So, what exactly is phonemic awareness and how does it differ from phonics skills? Alphabetic...

One Book One Day

Students at Pawtucket Middle School in Rhode Island participated in the One Book One Day program, dedicating themselves to reading an entire book in one day for the love of reading.   Students read and lived Shelley Pearsall’s “All of the Above” while enjoying...

Closing the Reading Gap Between Girls and Boys

Teachers in Pinellas County, Florida are working this year toward closing the reading gap between girls and boys, paying closer attention to how their lessons engage boys. At Sutherland Elementary last year, principal Kristy Cantu noticed a trend in her school that is...

Improving Reading Confidence Over the Summer

The goal of Read 2 Succeed Summer Reading Camp is improving reading confidence over the summer for rising fourth graders. Sixty eight students from Florence County School District Three in South Carolina participated in the six week long camp, which featured intensive...