What every teacher should know
Reading 101: A Guide to Teaching Reading and Writing
In this section, you'll find background information to help you become more effective in teaching reading and writing.
Portraits of struggling readers: Meet four children — each struggling with a different literacy skill — and find out how you can help them grow as readers.
Basics of teaching reading: Refresh your knowledge about the alphabetic principle, phonological awareness, and decoding.
Classroom management: Take a look at some ideas for managing a classroom effectively, including ideas for arranging your classroom to maximize learning, cooperation, and communication.
Dfferentiated instruction: Get a basic primer in why differentiated instruction is critical in teaching all kinds of learners.
The language arts block: See examples of what this block of time may look like in kindergarten first grade, and second grade.
Glossary: Phoneme vs. grapheme? Phonological awareness? Onset and rime? Strengthen your knowledge of key terms in literacy instruction.
Resources: A curated list of great online tools, resources, lesson plans, and more.