Kindergarten Strategies to Meet Everyone's Standards
All kindergartners can learn the alphabetic principle(sound to letter correspondences and vice versa) in the easiest (developmentally appropriate) manner, so it will transfer to writing and reading. The alphabetic principle is a critical important reading standard and foundational skill kindergartners must learn if they are to be writers and readers.
My personal favorite of the Read Write Think app collection, RWT Timeline, has been recognized as a 2014 Best App for Teaching and Learning by the AASL.
The Value of Wordless Books
Students with a limited grasp of the language can create their own stories using the images in picture books.
Angelique is a reading specialist for DC Public School’s Incarcerated Youth Program.
by Peter Afflerbach, Annemarie Sullivan Palinscar, Virginia Goatley, and P. David Pearson
June 25, 2014
The National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) issued its second review of teacher preparation programs June 17. We see little in the 2014 report to change our stance from last year regarding their efforts to assess the quality of teacher education for literacy instruction.