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Stone Soup: A Literacy & Community Unit

I love having my students read Stone Soup around Thanksgiving! There are so many great activities to do with students focusing on literacy and community. Read the post to see some of them! -- Sometimes dictionaries don't help. is a powerful, free, online tool that helps you read and understand harder English faster. It's improving teenage and adult literacy worldwide—and you can start using it right now.

The BFG is fabulous for special education students- check out this accessible novel unit! Poverty, learning disabilities, second-language barriers. This is what we are looking at in our resource class. Oh yeah, homelessness too. ...

from This Reading Mama

Word Attack Strategies for Beginning Readers

If you have a beginning reader who could use some word attack strategies, you’ll love this free resource! I recommend these strategies for beginning readers {mostly K-1st grade}. Once readers begin to have longer words in their reading, they have probably outgrown these word attack strategies, so I highly recommend moving to some reading strategies for …

from Teachers Pay Teachers

Interactive Reading Notebook * Book Reports & Comprehension Strategies

Interactive Reading Notebook. Includes book reports, reading strategies, and comprehension skills. Perfect for test prep FUN, small groups, instruction, individual work, and literacy centers.

from The Atlantic

The Ignored Science That Could Help Close the Achievement Gap

In his forthcoming book, Professor Mark Seidenberg attributes America’s sub-par literacy rates to a gulf between the educational and scientific communities.