Newsletter: Reading Comprehension

Comprehension is the ability to make meaning. It is much more than a collection of skills and strategies that students apply to text. It requires metacognitive skills, vocabulary, background knowledge, and verbal reasoning ability. Literacy How Newsletter – June...

Newsletter: Vocabulary

Vocabulary refers to the body of words and their meanings that students must understand to comprehend text. Vocabulary knowledge is one of the strongest predictors of reading comprehension.  Newsletter- Vocabulary

Newsletter: Morphology

Morphology is the study of meaningful units of language, called morphemes, and how they are combined in forming words. Read our newsletter here Newsletter: Morphology

Newsletter: Syntax

Syntax, a linguist’s word for sentence structures, is the rule system that governs how words and phrases are arranged into clauses and sentences. Grammar, though related, is not the same as syntax. It has to do with the function (i.e., role) of words and phrases in a...

Newsletter: Fluency

This month, our newsletter will explore Fluency. We view fluency as essential to all aspects of literacy development. Fluent (i.e., automatic) performances in both discrete and complex literacy tasks are the mark of proficient readers and writers. Read Newsletter...

Newsletter: Spelling

Last month’s newsletter focused on Phonics and this month we will dive more deeply into Spelling. Spelling, also referred to as encoding, is reciprocal to decoding. Spelling turns speech into writing (i.e., speech-to-print). In order to spell, we must first hear...