Reading Strategies

Scroll to the bottom for some really great evidence-aligned bookmarks that will remind students to slow down and decode unknown words!




Sold a Story: How Teaching Kids to Read Went So Wrong

There's an idea about how children learn to read that's held sway in schools for more than a generation — even though it was proven wrong by cognitive scientists decades ago. Teaching methods based on this idea can make it harder for children to learn how to read. In this podcast, host Emily Hanford investigates the influential authors who promote this idea and the company that sells their work. 


We can't stress how important and beneficial connecting with others in our learning communities are.  Reach out to the Facebook groups listed on the Where to Begin page.  Ask questions- you will get answers!  Search for a topic and you will find previous threads. Create a smaller network with other colleagues when possible.  Having others to bounce ideas off of is invaluable.  



Evidence-aligned bookmarks:

FREE reading strategy printable posters and slides shared by Orton Gillingham instructor Carla Siravo! Aligned with best structured literacy practices. Use these fun characters to engage your readers and help them to remember word attack skills!