+ Reading Rockets: Great Site

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Reading Rockets   http://www.readingrockets.org/    is a project comprised of PBS Televisions programs, available on DVD and videotape.  It includes online services, including the web sites ReadingRockets.org and ColorinColorado.org, as well as professional development opportunities.

Reading Rockets aims to inform and inspire parents, teachers, childcare providers, administrators and others who touch the life of a child.   It provides accurate accessible information on how to teach kids to read and how to help readers who are struggling.

Go to the web site and click on the  tab “for Teachers” or the “for Families” or the “for Other Professionals.”  Or click “Reading Research.”  There is also a tab called “Podcasts and Videos”  at which you can listen to or watch teachers and professionals explaining the latest research or delivering useful  methods of instruction in classrooms.

I just watched a panel discussion in which Louisa Moats described the best ways to teach spelling.  (Guess what — only allow “invented spelling” with the tiniest kids; as soon as possible, begin teaching sound/symbol relationships in a structured, sequential way!) 

There are webcasts and blogs.  This is a terrific site!

I was led to this site by “The Daily Cafe Free Tip of the Week”.  www.thedailycafe.com

tutoring in Columbus OH:   Adrienne Edwards   614-579-6021   or email   aedwardstutor@columbus.rr.com

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