Posts made in January, 2015

How to Raise a Reader

How to Raise a Reader

  It’s never too early, and it’s never too late. Whether you are the parent of an infant or a teen, one of the most effective things you can do to develop literacy skills is having a home that supports literacy. Home environments for reading and writing should be given equal consideration to classroom environments. As claimed by Rasinski and Fredericks, “A literate home environment doesn’t teach children how to read; rather, it provides...

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Fluency in Math

Fluency in Math

        Fact Fluency Fever!                 There are two kinds of mathematics: memorizing rules and understanding them. Memorizing rules is referred to as procedural fluency, the “how” in performing procedures accurately, efficiently, and with flexibility. On the other hand, conceptual understanding is the “why” behind knowing what makes the operations work. It enables students to understand the concepts they study and find...

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Connecting Students to Success: Thematic Instruction in Action

Connecting Students to Success: Thematic Instruction in Action

        Tales from the Heart. Creative, Inventive, and Notable People. America in Conflict. These are just a few of the themes that students are investigating in DeSoto County’s classrooms, and the experiences across the curriculum are limitless. The thematic approach has been around for decades. Thematic units build around a certain theme with a central idea to connect the topics within the unit. The 5th grade unit America...

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