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Working Memory: Classroom Strategies

The average person is able to remember approximately 4 things for 10‐20 seconds unless we do something with that information. A student with working memory deficits may only be able to remember 1‐2 units of information for that period of time, and even that task may be difficult. In this article, you'll find instructional strategies to help students strengthen working memory.

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April is National Poetry Month!

10 Ways to Use Poetry in Your Classroom

From activating prior knowledge to exploring language to capturing character, discover ten ways to integrate poetry into your language, reading, and writing lessons.

Using Poetry to Teach Reading

Part of teaching reading is motivating kids to practice, practice, practice. Find out how to use children's poetry to encourage kids to read. Who can resist the joy of poets such as Jack Prelutsky or Shel Silverstein?

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All Kinds of Readers: A Guide to Creating Inclusive Literacy Celebrations for Kids with Learning and Attention Issues

Special literacy events and celebrations can be a great way to get kids excited about books and reading. But for kids who struggle with reading, these kinds of events can challenge their self-confidence. Here are 15 strategies to help you plan a successful, joyful reading event for all kinds of readers and learners.

Routines for Student Success

Student success is often measured by their performance on assessments and graded assignments. However, their success during classroom discussions and activities is equally important. Here are classroom strategies for reinforcing student achievement at a comfortable level as a means to compel them to take the next step.

Summarizing to Understand Text

Summarizing is one of the most challenging skills for students to master, especially those with learning disabilities. Here are strategies and lesson plans to help students strengthen their ability to summarize.

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Siegfried, by Felix , age 12

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Today's First Person Essay

A Man's Reach Should Exceed His Grasp by Henry Winkler

So as Iím reading the narration into a tape recorder, it started to dawn on me. Iím not lazy. Iím not stupid. Iím dyslexic..."

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