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Building a Community of Year-Round Readers

If recent data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is any indication, literacy education is a challenge across the country, with only 35% of fourth graders and 34% of eighth graders reading proficiently or better (https://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/). In my district, Covert Public Schools, we face some additional challenges, including a 100% free and reduced lunch rate. Nearly 60%...

Building to Code

Virginia “Jenny” Williams uses assessment and scaffolding to support the five stages of second-language acquisition Academic language is a necessity to convey mastery of academic content for all students, but it is especially important that students with language differences in English be allowed to “practice” their language skills in the context of the classroom. For students who are English language...
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