Reading Comprehension

Reading Comprehension

When we teach children to read, the ultimate goal is for them to be able to read independently, fluently, and be able to learn from what they have read. After all, this is what we mean when as readers we say we are going to read something. We don’t mean that we are...
Vocabulary Development

Vocabulary Development

I find it fascinating how the human mind works and is able to learn new things and allows us to learn about countless topics. One of the key factors that allow us to do this is that our vocabulary. Vocabulary plays a huge role in our ability to understand concepts,...
#morphememonday: September 7, 2020

#morphememonday: September 7, 2020

Happy #morphememonday everyone! I hope you are doing well and staying safe. This week we are focusing on Latin morphemes. If you are wanting more information about what morphemes are you should refer to this introductory post.  Origin: Latin Definition: below, beneath...
#morphememonday: prefix-col

#morphememonday: prefix-col

Happy #morphememonday everyone! I hope you are doing well and enjoyed your weekend. This week we will be focusing on a Latin prefix and root and an Old English suffix.   Origin: Latin Definition: with, together Examples: collegiate, collateral, colloquialism, collate,...
Morphological Awareness & Vocabulary

Morphological Awareness & Vocabulary

Happy #morphememonday everyone! I have been writing about morphemes every week for over a year now. This week I thought I would write about why morphological awareness is so important and why every reader of English should learn about it. Before we go further, let’s...
The Simple View of Reading

The Simple View of Reading

Even though reading is a very complex process where we have to retrain our brain to use components that were originally designed for something else, it can be boiled down to three elements. These elements are decoding, language comprehension, and reading...
#morphememonday: july 6 2020

#morphememonday: july 6 2020

Happy #morphememonday everyone! Can you believe that today marks the one year anniversary of #morphememondays!?! I created #morphememonday as a response to an article I read about the importance of morphological awareness. As I was reading the article, I remember...
IEP 504

IEP 504

I.E.P or 504 PLAN ** A guest post by Diana Prowitt **   When a child needs help educationally there are two choices, a 504 Plan and an IEP.  Both can provide accommodations and supports but the only one allows for special education services and specialized...