On January 18, 2023, T-TAC ODU hosted The VESOL Alliance at the Newport News Marriott. This unique professional learning event offered a range of high-interest sessions and free resources to over 80 attendees from across regions 2 & 3. Our expert presenters shared VESOL-referenced lesson plans that can be used to engage learners of all ages. If you were not able… Read More Innovative Strategies for VESOL Instruction
The Simple View of Reading: There are TWO Factors to the Equation
In their Science of Reading Defining Guide, the Reading League (2021) tells us “The science of reading is a vast, interdisciplinary body of scientifically-based research about reading and issues related to reading and writing.” Further, among explanation of what the science of reading is NOT, the Reading League asserts, it is not “a single, specific… Read More The Simple View of Reading: There are TWO Factors to the Equation
Keeping Up with the Virginia Literacy Act
Did you know that 3 out of 4 students (grades K-2) in Virginia are reported to be at medium to high risk for not being able to read at grade level? In response to recent early literacy data, The Virginia Literacy Act was passed to ensure all students K-3 will receive evidence-based literacy instruction and… Read More Keeping Up with the Virginia Literacy Act
The National Center on Improving Literacy (NCIL)
The National Center on Improving Literacy (NCIL) aims to increase access to, and use of, evidence-based approaches to screen, identify, and teach students with literacy-related disabilities, including dyslexia. Resources for Parents & Families present practical ideas, tips and strategies to use at home and during everyday routines with struggling readers. Among the many resources, NCIL… Read More The National Center on Improving Literacy (NCIL)
Filling the Gaps in Literacy Curricula
Curriculum Evaluation Tools The Reading League has a Curriculum Evaluation Tool to help you identify gaps that need to be addressed. It aligns with each strand of the Reading Rope. Other tools and resources to strengthen your literacy instruction can be found in A Principal’s Primer for Raising Reading Achievement and LETRS Foundations: An Introduction… Read More Filling the Gaps in Literacy Curricula
Online Structured Literacy: Tools You Can Use
Educators, check out these vetted resources to help enhance your remote instruction!
Going Virtual with Your Structured Literacy Instruction?
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?