Getting Ready for Report Cards Webinars

In these webinar recordings, Jordan Sloan, Melissa Monette Smith, Siobhain Doyle, and Laura Bross explore assessment, evaluation, and reporting in the context of the revised Language curriculum and the new one-mark report card structure.

MTSS: Raising Reading Outcomes

Hear the story of dedicated educators working together to put in place a full MTSS framework (Tiers 1-3) to support ALL students. This webinar focuses on a partnership between Mount St. Joseph University and a local school; the main investigator and school administration share their […]

Teaching Summary Writing to Support Comprehension

Watching this webinar from PaTTAN, you will learn why summarizing has been identified through research as highly effective for developing comprehension and writing. It defines a quality summary and how it differs from retelling or paraphrasing.  Practical suggestions for explicitly teaching summary writing based on […]

Screening vs. Diagnostic Assessment

This video brought to you by Stephanie Stollar will clear up any confusion about universal screening and diagnostic assessment. Not only will you understand the differences, but you will also learn how the two work together to help guide instructional decisions in reading.

Repeated Reading Demonstration

See how repeated reading, an evidence-based approach to building fluency, can be implemented in the classroom with this brief video from the Institute of Education Sciences.

Explicit Vocabulary Instruction

Even as students enter kindergarten, there are huge differences in their individual vocabularies. If we are to narrow the achievement gap that students from different economic levels exhibit in the upper grades, we must provide systematic, robust explicit vocabulary instruction in the primary grades. One […]

ONlit Guiding Principles

These are the key ideas and principles guiding the ONlit team’s work. We hope they might be helpful for you, as well, as we collectively work toward shifting systems to allow all children realize their right to learn to read.

What are the two steps of revising writing?

Joan Sedita, founder of Keys to Literacy, explains the two key steps students need to learn in the revision process when writing: thinking critically about what they have written and how they can make improvements and proofreading.

How can I motivate young writers?

Motivating young writers is not always easy, says Joan Sedita, founder of Keys to Literacy, but some strategies include giving students opportunities to work collaboratively, encouraging students to write about topics that are meaningful to them, and teaching students the power of writing to an […]