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Learning at Home with WriteReader

During this time of remote teaching, parents and teachers are being creative in their approach to ensure the continuity of learning for children. It is also gratifying to see that everyone is sharing educational resources freely. In this same spirit, we'd like to share some ideas from past blog posts. In addition to the inherent…

Free Remote Learning with WriteReader

Here is an easy and proven guide for educators on how WriteReader can benefit your efforts in remote and home learning while the schools are closed. Based on experience and positive feedback from teachers, parents and students, here are some of our most successful remote learning ideas for early emergent and fluent writers. How to…

Scaffolding Writing with Book Templates

Have you ever gone on vacation hoping to see a world-renowned structure, such as the Leaning Tower of Pisa or Big Ben, only to discover that it is under restoration? The entire structure is hidden from view by the scaffolding and tarps. While that may be disappointing for a tourist, scaffolding is extremely important for…

Explicit Instruction and Discovery Learning

There’s been a lot of discussion lately over explicit instruction vs. discovery learning (eg. inquiry, student-directed, Reggio, Montessori), especially as it relates to literacy pedagogy. However, in a compelling video, Dr. Anita Archer gives a thoughtful response to this. She states that we have created a dichotomy; we should really be thinking of it as…

Celebrating Diversity

Imagine attending a graduation banquet where the graduates are wearing the same dresses and suits, all in exactly the same color. Wouldn’t this be odd? It would feel more like a dystopian gathering than a celebration. Now imagine going to a symphony concert and there are fifty clarinetists on the stage. They play their part…

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