Tag Archives: balanced literacy program

26 Sep

WHY AMERICANS CAN’T WRITE A stunning article from the Washington Post caught my attention this week. It is a MUST READ. Interesting timing, because lately I’ve been reading that English majors are disappearing and cursive writing is on the wane. Do we really want that? Reading, writing, speaking and listening in a tech balanced language arts program seems pretty obvious, but something’s not right. Did the pendulum swing too far? Why Americans Can’t Write, authored opinion piece by Natalie Wexler shook…..

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04 Jan

Go Ducks! Holidays and the big Eugene game are over.  Teachers everywhere are writing lesson plans while I finish this post which I started and deleted many times already. I am now stuffed, hearing Norman The Worm (U Tube) in my head, and Frozen is screaming out at me. Yikes. Since I believe all children learn best, differently, mini lessons are the perfect answer to meeting the literacy goals of Common Core.  I like the intent of Common Core, universal…..

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