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New Literacy Articles
I am happy to have two articles published this month. The first, co-authored by Carrie Zales, appears in Reading Today. Titled Beyond Teachers and Principals, the article ponders how districts might go about creating districtwide effective literacy programs. You can find it at bit.ly/BeyondPrincipals. Scroll ahead in the magazine to page 12. The second article appears on the middle school website, Middle Web. Titled Spelling Matters in Middle School, Too, it describes why spelling is for reading, even in middle school (grades 4-8) and what instruction and activities work well for middle school readers, writers, and spellers. Think syllables and morphemes, as well as instruction that combines elements of spelling, reading, and vocabulary. Here's the link: bit.ly/MidSchoolSpell
Summer Reading for Teachers
Since the fall of 2014, I have been steadily blogging on literacy topics from sight words to dyslexia. Because summer is a time when many teachers grow their literacy knowledge, I've listed seven of my most popular blogs, giving the months and years in which they were posted. Perhaps you will find a topic of special interest. If so, click on the Blog tab at the top of this homepage. Then click the month and year listed on the right hand side. Happy summer reading!