Why Teach Handwriting?
An Anecdotal Book Review
by Lynn Frances Guthrie, BA, MA
The debate on whether handwriting, and more specifically cursive, should be taught as part of the school curriculum is a heated one among educators of all levels, including teachers, administrators, and the Common Core Standards Committee. Laptops and hand-held devices are... read more
Specific Learning Disabilities: Plural, Definable, Diagnosable, and Treatable
Dyslexia Connections On Line Fact Sheet for Parents
by the International Dyslexia Association
The passage of PL 94-142 in 1975 legislated that children with educational handicapping conditions were guaranteed the right to a free and appropriate public education (FAPE). Unfortunately, it did not define... read more
Announcing Reading 101: A Guide to Teaching Reading and Writing
IDA is proud to share the launch of the newly revised Reading Rockets modules for teachers, formerly called 1st Year Teacher, now rebranded as Reading 101. These free training modules are now fully aligned with the Knowledge and Practice Standards to give all first year teachers, as well as seasoned teachers, a way to enhance their knowledge of Structured Literacy principals and prepare them for taking the Certification Examination for Effective Reading Instruction (CEERI).
Please feel free to share these modules with anyone interested in learning about Structured Literacy. We will be sharing this announcement with our entire email distribution list later next week. read more