Kids from low-income families are exposed to fewer words, but the fact is, vocabulary remains smaller than peers even after school starts.
at grade level
Childhood immigration in Canada, esp. with rising refugees there, has sent educators looking for answers on how to best educate them.
Literacy is a foundation for all learning, and Md. public schools have their share of $45 million coming from the feds to boost literacy skills.
We can deny it, but test after test (whether valid or not) shows boys score well in higher math and girls in elementary reading. What to do?
Esp. for African-American boys, storytelling ability seems linked to the trajectory of reading achievement in elementary school.
If elementary students get good vision screenings, some research suggests they may experience better academic outcomes.
Reading and spelling difficulties could play an important role in determining what special education services young students may need.
A London study has used a genetic scoring technique to predict reading performance throughout school years from DNA alone.
Reported gender gaps in reading ability may be a reflection of tests that measure reading ability, incl. multiple-choice and essay questions.
Reading at grade level, by third grade, has been shown to predict success throughout a student’s school life, and one group of Mich. schools is meeting the challenge.