A little intervention can go a long way to equip children with the intellectual tools to acquire learning in adverse conditions.
No matter how the 2020 election turns out, the inequities of public education are not going to even out for a very long time. The child who can read fluently can still become an educated adult.
Writing has always come first.
If harried parents can do nothing else for their children’s education during these distressing times, they can help them master the one academic skill that is the foundation on which formal education is built.
Daïs is another of these special words I associate with early reading experience.
My first encounter with the word dastard came in eighth grade when I read Lochinvar by Sir Walter Scott in English class. For younger readers who may have missed out on a basic literary education because of the demands of standardized testing, I’d better give a little background. This wonderful narrative poem from Scott’s longer work, […]