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See how Velocity will help students become better readers and thinkers with ongoing practice.
Students need more time learning and less time taking assessments. As students use Velocity, the adaptive technology continuously learns about each student by tracking their progress and capturing every piece of data along the way—without interfering or interrupting the learning process. Watch video to learn more.
Watch this video to see this revolutionary K-5 digital instruction solution. Functioning as an extension of the teacher’s presence in the classroom, Velocity continuously monitors each student’s understanding of countless subtle learning concepts.
Watch this video to see how students in grades 3-5 are introduced to this engaging, online reading program.
Watch this video to see how younger students are introduced to this engaging, online reading program.
The videos in this playlist offer a sample of the engaging peer-to-peer lessons and other age-appropriate content found in LANGUAGE! Live.
With all the abstract terminology used in grammar instruction it’s no wonder that our students shout out “person, place, or thing” whenever you ask them the meaning of any part of speech. That seems to be the only one they know. How do we move past teaching grammar in an abstract way and begin to incorporate concrete strategies? During this webinar we will discuss ways to make grammar more concrete and meaningful, and attendees will learn:
Strategies for teaching grammar in a concrete way
Key questions for teaching parts of speech
A hands-on strategy for expanding and varying sentence structure.
Research over a number of years has indicated that a almost any child can learn to read, yet only one third are proficient, according to NAEP. Teachers across the country are fighting a losing battle in teaching literacy without the proper training and resources—the truth is teachers are working hard but need literacy-specific tools and training to impact student outcomes and change this statistic.
This helpful presentation, which uses information from Scarborough's Reading Rope, will help literacy educators "learn the Rope" to teach reading. Educator Carolyn Gore of Caddo Public Schools and Toni Backstrom of Voyager Sopris Learning will discuss blended learning approaches, online resources, and other tools designed to make teachers more effective and efficient in the way they teach reading. The presenters will explore the various strands of the 'Rope' and will demystify common misunderstandings while sharing best practices. Join us and see how you can help every student become a proficient reader!
Reading fluency has long been recognized as one of the five essential components of reading. Standards require that elementary students read with accuracy and fluency to support comprehension. Secondary students, too, must possess appropriate fluency skills in order to read and comprehend increasingly complex text. However, too often, fluency is overlooked in reading instruction.
Attendees will learn:
The strong correlation between reading fluency, comprehension, independent reading and work completion.
New methods for promoting fluency within classroom reading routines.
How to implement a highly motivating daily six-minute partner routine to increase oral reading fluency for elementary as well as secondary students.