Then we have some resources and tips for you as you venture upon this new way of work. Start by trying to accept that the main difference is about the delivery and not necessarily the instruction itself. Not much else really changes! Keeping this key concept in mind will help offer you comfort when faced… Read More Going Virtual with Your Structured Literacy Instruction?
VDOE’s Department of Special Education and Student Services, Office of Instructional Services (SEIS) created a new document, the SEIS Resource Repository, for educators and instructional leaders in the field. These resources are focused on serving students with disabilities, across a variety of topics and content areas and are reflective of the current challenges of serving… Read More VDOE’s SEIS Resource Repository
Reading and writing about interesting topics is engaging to students and their curiosity about a topic makes them more persistent, active, and engaged. Here are some ideas that promote students to become confident readers and writers of nonfiction (Duke, 2013; Pilonieta, 2011). Research Creating confident readers, writers and evaluators of non-fiction is a primary… Read More Just the Facts About Non-fiction (revised 2020)
Have you ever wondered whether it is important to teach the underlying literacy vocabulary related to a new concept you are introducing to students? For example, is it important to fully define what a syllable is or for students to learn other literacy terms such as affix, fluency or punctuation? The answer is, yes! Being… Read More Literacy Literally
As educators, it’s our business to work toward profitable gains in our students’ learning by being systematic when designing instructional practices. The Council for Exceptional Children (2019) informs us that systematic instruction involves what to teach, as well as, when to teach it. This not only includes a logical sequencing of literacy instruction in terms of building… Read More Leveraging Literacy Instruction for Success
Quality literacy instruction is essential for all students. As many students with intellectual disabilities may read and write below grade level, finding meaningful professional development and curriculum resources can prove challenging. The key is to remember that we must provide instruction at a student’s developmental level. As such, consider the following resources from the perspective… Read More Summer PD From the Comfort of Your Home
During the summer, learn more about literacy instruction through the following professional development opportunities. Each of the modules indicated are free and can be accessed at your convenience, making it easy to complete at your own pace while providing a great way to learn more about topics that interest you. Executive Skills for Reading… Read More Book a Trip to PD on Literacy This Summer!