Professional Development

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#11868 Foundational Literacy Skills – Can/Should Research Inform Instuction?

Traditional teaching methods have long emphasized the importance of letter naming as a foundational literacy skill. As a result, the print-to-speech method, where “letterness” is the basis for being able to decode and spell, has been a common practice in PK and K classrooms. Research indicates that a different way […]

#11819 CAFE: Comprehension, Accuracy, Fluency and Expand Vocabulary

The literacy CAFE system compliments the Daily 5 framework by providing teachers with a way to maximize student understanding of the four key elements of successful reading. CAFE is an acronym for Comprehension, Accuracy, Fluency and Expand Vocabulary. CAFE provides students with an opportunity to set reading-related goals in order […]