Tag Archives: Literacy

Fine Motor Skills and Reading

[Source: Your Therapy Source] Prior to kindergarten, fine motor skills are important for school readiness.  Research indicates that fine motor skills play a role in cognition and language development.  The Journal of Research in Reading recently investigated the relationship between fine motor skills and … Continue reading

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Literacy Corner: Language and Literacy Learning Through Music

[Source: International Literacy Association Daily via Reading Rockets] A growing body of research suggests that music education enhances literacy skills that facilitate all other learning. A 2014 study published in The Journal of Neuroscience found that children who took music … Continue reading

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Boys Read Better When There Are More Girls in Class

[Source:  Education Week – Inside School Research] Having more girl classmates may help boys and girls alike boost their reading skills, according to a new study in the Journal of School Effectiveness and School Improvement. Using data from the 2009 Program for … Continue reading

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Literacy Corner: Lego-Infused Literacy

[Source:  Literacy Worldwide] The mysterious philosopher in Jostein Gaarder’s Sophie’s World defines Lego as the “most ingenious toy in the world.” When Sophie rediscovers a bag of abandoned Lego blocks in a closet, she remembers her childhood and the thrills … Continue reading

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Literacy Corner: How to Teach Fluency So That It Takes

[Source: Reading Rockets] by Timothy Shanahan Teacher question I have a question regarding my school’s reading program. My question today is about the reading portion of our literacy block and most specifically the partner reading and independent reading. I’m finding … Continue reading

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