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standard english and student confidence, part 3

This is the third and final post of a three part series on Standard (or Academic) English and its effect on student confidence. In the first post, we discussed what Standard English is. 837 more words


Book Club & Craft + Movie Night = FUN Family Night!

What fun was had! This past Thursday was our Family Night! This month we kicked off story and craft time before the movie! The story and craft each month will be as close to the movie theme as possible…this month it was Pirates!!!!! 103 more words

Catoosa Public Library

Good piece by Bill Louden on Literacy and Indigenous Communities

The gold standard

The teaching of reading is probably the most researched topic in education. The gold standard consensus, articulated by the US National Reading Panel… 610 more words


Does the Common Core Change the World?

PARCC and Smarter Balanced are hitting a rough patch these days.  States are dropping the lengthy, expensive assessments for reasons political, ethical, financial, and personal.  In Illinois, where I am an administrator, we learned just last week that only juniors will be tested beginning in March of 2015.  764 more words

"Won't You Read a Book With Me?" | Signing Time Board Books

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As I’ve mentioned a time or two, our family LOVES books. We gravitate toward books with great story lines and bright, colorful illustrations–as well as simple concept books that my toddler can read independently. 270 more words


Sunday Poems

Every Tuesday I post a list of the poems I read for my year-long poetry reading goal. I welcome anyone who wants to join me in reading more poetry this year. 58 more words


Educated-Are We???

“Education is what survives when what has been learnt has been forgotten.”
– B.F.Skinner
Is there anyone dead or alive who has not for once prided himself or herself on being educated? 735 more words