This resource from Achieve the Core shares best practices to support the explicit teaching of foundational skills. It is written for educators working in Grades K–2.
If a student has ever asked you why a word is spelled or sounds a certain way, this resource is for you. It lists 15 rules for reading and spelling in the English language. This resource is appropriate for parents as well.
This video resource will help preschool and kindergarten teachers add interactive literacy activities to their day. Get parents involved too! This video will get you thinking about how to implement strategies for engagement.
Dr. Louisa Moats presented “What Do Phonemes Have to Do With It?” at the Patton Literacy Symposium in June 2022. In this video, accompanied by a PowerPoint, Dr. Moats discusses why phoneme awareness is challenging, how phoneme awareness differs from phonics, and what the research states about phonemic instruction.
This resource, developed by Project Zero at Harvard, provides a routine to help students of any age (early childhood through Grade 12 and beyond) warm up to thinking about any topic, idea, or image. It is available in English and Spanish. Every student will have something to say if you introduce this routine!