A New Word Cloud Tool: WordWanderer

I really like the concept of word clouds. I think they can be a great resource in helping to determine what is important in reading, […]

Reading and Writing Tools for Educators

As an educator, you may have several resources in your PLN (Professional or Personal Learning Network) where you collect tools for students. But where do […]

Can Storytime in the Laundromat Improve Early-Childhood Literacy?

Can Storytime in the Laundromat Improve Early-Childhood Literacy? — from PBS News Hour, edweek.org, youtube.com Description: How about reading a book in between the wash […]

Screen Reading Worse for Comprehension, Leads to Overconfidence, New Meta-analysis Concludes

Readers using screens perform worse and tend to think they're processing and understanding texts better than they actually are, according to a new review of […]

Wonderful Women Who Changed History

Women’s History Month may be over, however that doesn’t mean that our learning about influential women should end. Let’s be honest, our world would not […]

Take Reading to the Next Level with Novel Effect

I often think back to when I was teaching elementary school. Even though it was important for my students to do well in all subjects, […]

WriteReader: An Engaging and Effective Reading App

The premise behind the program WriteReader is simple but profound: students learn to read by creating and sharing books. Designed for students in grades K-5, […]

Top Take-Aways from the TCEA 2019 Convention, Part 2

If you weren’t able to be at the TCEA 2019 Convention & Exposition last week, you can still participate in the great learning that happened […]

Asking Questions and Envisioning Instruction for the ELAR TEKS

The K-8 ELAR TEKS (English Language Arts and Reading Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills) adopted in 2017 will be implemented in the fall of this […]

Spreading Literacy, One View at A Time

The FLVS Literacy Team invites you to join us for over 30 online events we have planned for Celebrate Literacy Week this year! Celebrate Literacy […]

Strong Signs Your Best Leadership Year is Right Around the Corner

Everyone wants immediate results, but that’s rarely the case, regardless of whether you’re attempting to lose weight, improve revenue, or develop as a leader. That’s because […]

Reading and Cooking

All along the first term of this 2018/2019 school year, my ESL students have been reading different books. My A1 ESL bunch chose their own […]

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