This document shows a sample schedule for a language block in the junior or intermediate grades.
This document shows a sample schedule for a 110-minute language block. It’s important to note that this schedule should shift across the school year to better meet students’ changing needs. For example, focus may shift more to multisyllabic word reading and spelling.
Self-Regulated Strategy Development (SRSD) is a highly researched approach to teaching writing. thinkSRSD has created a collection of free instructional materials for narrative, informational, and opinion writing.
Dr. Stephanie Stollar highlights ideas for using Oral Reading Fluency (ORF) assessment data for screening, designing instruction, and monitoring progress in the junior grades.
Dr. Anita Archer models explicit instruction across multiple content areas (background knowledge, comprehension, multisyllabic word reading, vocabulary, etc.). Each video has an accompanying viewer guide.
Dr. Anita Archer models explicit instruction across multiple content areas (decoding, vocabulary, comprehension, writing, etc.). Each video has an accompanying viewer guide.
This reader-friendly book, written by two educators, provides great background and professional learning related to reading development, and particularly how it applies in the older grades. While the title includes the word “secondary”, junior and intermediate teachers in Ontario could all benefit from reading this […]
This title is a must-read for any educators working with multilingual learners (MLLs) of all ages, referred to in the book as English Learners (ELs). It affirms the necessity of a structured literacy approach for these students, while adding in the extra layers of support […]
Joan Sedita highlights the importance of vocabulary instruction, how vocabulary instruction supports reading comprehension, and characteristics of effective vocabulary instruction.
Dr. Timothy Shanahan explores possible reading profiles of students in grades 6 – 8 who struggle with reading, clarifying the value of focusing on decoding, fluency, or both.