Teaching and Learning During COVID-19

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The Reading Rockets–NEA Guide to Learning During COVID-19

What can families do to help ensure that children stay motivated and keep learning at home and at school during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic? How can schools support the social and emotional needs of their students and address learning loss as kids return to in-person school in the 2021-2022 school year? And where can educators find the best ideas, materials, and tips for distance and hybrid learning? We’ve compiled information for families and educators, and we’ll update this page as needed. See Guide to Learning During COVID-19 >

Reading fluency intervention

In this online lesson, reading expert Linda Farrell helps second grader Chloe master the three key elements of reading fluency — accuracy, reading rate, and reading with expression. Watch how Ms. Farrell gives Chloe explicit instruction and encouragement through all three steps, each building on the previous stage. See reading fluency intervention >

Supporting ELLs Through COVID-19

How can schools best support English language learners (ELLs) and immigrant students through the COVID-19 pandemic? What lessons have we learned so far? These resources from our sister site, Colorín Colorado, include information on: distance learning for ELLs, communicating and partnering with families, and social-emotional supports for ELLs and immigrant students. See Supporting ELLs Through COVID-19 >

Supporting students with autism

12 Ideas for Supporting Students with Autism in Virtual Classrooms

Creative supports are key to helping learners succeed in distance education. Try these 12 ideas to help students on the spectrum feel connected, stay engaged, and learn effectively in the virtual classroom and beyond. See Ideas for Supporting Students with Autism in Virtual Classrooms >

Supporting Children with Autism During COVID-19

In this guide for parents and educators of children with autism, you'll find resources to help support literacy and social and emotional issues at home. You'll also find information for special services providers and online courses for families and educators. See guide for Supporting Children with Autism During COVID-19 >

Video: Distance Learning for Children with Autism During COVID-19

In these videos, you'll find out from parents, teachers, and autism experts what works in supporting distance learning for children with autism. Animated social stories about the coronavirus, social distancing, and wearing masks are also included. See video on Distance Learning for Children with Autism During COVID-19 >

Especially for families

Reading SOS: Expert Answers to Family Questions About Reading

COVID-19 has disrupted regular reading instruction for our K-3 kids. Families want to step in and help fill some of the gaps, but that can be challenging. That's where Reading SOS comes in — the help you need, right now! Learn more about helping your child with phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, spelling, comprehension, using technology, and support for bilingual families. See Reading SOS >

Writing SOS: Expert Answers to Family Questions About Writing

COVID-19 has disrupted regular writing instruction for our K-3 kids. Families want to step in and help fill some of the gaps, but that can be challenging. That's where Writing SOS comes in — the help you need, right now! Our experts answer your questions about handwriting, grammar, spelling, vocabulary, writing motivation, technology, and more. See Writing SOS >

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