Lighting it Up with Lit Academy By: Ashley Watson-Stroud, Ph.D., Regional Literacy Specialist Lit Academy team 6 had the privilege of working with the dedicated educators of the Redesign School District. Teachers, Literacy Coaches, Administrators, and District Personnel met on June 15th and 16th at Glen Oaks Middle School’s campus to … [Read more...] about Lighting it Up with Lit Academy
Planning for next school year? Count your WINS! By: Liza Kostreva, Regional Literacy Specialist, May 2022 It’s May. The end of the school year is fast approaching – and while days are filled with testing, graduations, celebrations, closeouts, and more, this is an important time to take a pause, to slow down, and to reflect upon the past year … [Read more...] about Planning for next school year? Count your WINS!
A Closer Look at Skilled Reading: The Importance of Vocabulary and Background Knowledge By: Alicia Gehrls, Regional Literacy Specialist There’s more to reading than meets the eye. Printed word recognition is only one of the many components of skilled reading. To understand what is read, one must make connections to the words lifted from the … [Read more...] about A Closer Look at Skilled Reading: The Importance of Vocabulary and Background Knowledge