Sight words & Reading

There is a push in lower grades for children to memorize the list of sight words that are comparable to their grade level.   Sight words are frequently used words in a text that students recognize instantly without sounding them out.  They account for about 75% of words that beginning readers see in a book, and … Continue reading Sight words & Reading

Depth of Knowledge

Depth of Knowledge (DOK) measures complexity and not difficulty. DOK is a tool used to identify the level of rigor for an assessment. It goes beyond content knowledge, and measures how deep students understand, explain answers to problems, provide solutions, and transfer what is learned to real-world concepts.  Essentially, DOK was created for students to stop … Continue reading Depth of Knowledge

The Literacy Issue

So, I'm trying something new. I wanted to release a quarterly "magazine" for you guys.  I'm doing a soft release today.  Let me know what you think and how I can improve.  This one is short for the soft launch. Don't be too hard on me.  Click on the link below to access the first … Continue reading The Literacy Issue

Pencil Grasp Development

As your child grows and develops, the way they hold their pencil will begin to change. As you're guiding them, you want to make sure you're allowing their fine and gross motor skills to develop.  You don't want to rush their development. Your child will let you know when they are ready to move forward. Monitor each stage … Continue reading Pencil Grasp Development

But, I don’t have the time…​

Being a parent is one of the hardest jobs in the world. How many times do you wake up in the morning with a checklist that's longer than the 24 hours you've been given? There doesn't seem like there are enough hours in the day to go to work, do homework with your children, drive … Continue reading But, I don’t have the time…​