Technology Won’t Teach Without YOU!
Pre-K Lessons Linked to TV Produce Gains in Literacy (but with a big caveat!)  This summary is from an article Education Week, Oct 21, 2009. A new study has found that low-income pre-schoolers made significant gains in acquiring skills such as naming letters and knowing the sounds associated with these...
Federal Report Card Shows Failing Grades
The following statistics are taken from www.ed.gov,  the federal department of education site.  I thought it might be eye-opening to see how far we till have to go in teaching reading and writing.  Although these statistics are depressing, it is necessary to keep a goal in mind.  Our educational...
The Power and Importance of Literacy
Things People Have Said to Me That Changed My Life Pilgrim’s Rest, Mississippi, 1965 “First, I’m gonna learn to read and write.  Then I’m goin’ home an’ teach my daddy!” She was sitting alone on one of the church benches, watching some other five year olds play with the rocking...