What Does Reading Actually Mean?

Question:  what do you imagine when I ask you what chili is?  Take just a second and picture your perfect bowl of chili.  (Stick with me.  I promise it’s about…

How to Foster a Reading Writing Connection

With all the focus on foundational reading skills instruction, there’s a huge missing piece:  writing.  Which is absolutely mind-boggling, since the reading-writing connection is so important.   Why is writing missing…

9 Oh Sh%# Literacy Mistakes We’re Making

On a recent Teaching Literacy podcast, Dr. Evan Ortlieb discussed his work with determining what topics are most talked about in literacy right now, as well as what is not…

The Secret to Fitting It All In

When it comes to teaching literacy, fitting it all can seem impossible. But it’s not–here’s how to make it work without the headache!