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Teaching African American Children to Read

In this timely talk, Dr. Washington teaches us how to take full advantage of our students’ oral language “repertoire” to become skilled fluent readers. With clear definitions and examples backed by lived experience and research, she explains how to bridge African American English to print — a critical skill for reading, writing, and spelling. This conversation is happening now — watch and learn how to take what you already know about teaching reading and adapt it so it works for everybody. 

Scarborough's Reading Rope

In this overview from Calgary Reads, learn about the two key segments of Scarborough’s Reading Rope: Word recognition and language comprehension. By building on these two strands, we can create a rope to bridge the gap between reading well and struggling to read.