The Dreaded “Eyes Off Text”

I have a student who persistently takes his eyes off text. Right from the beginning this behavior of eyes off text and inventing can be seen on the Observation Survey. His strengths are using meaning and language structure along with the text pattern to read the text. He has a weak pointing finger and is …

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Why I Love Being a Literacy Specialist

I am occasionally asked by others, outside of the field of education, if I enjoy being a literacy specialist. My response is immediate,  "I love it!"  When I try to share why I love being a literacy specialist I find it difficult to convey how special it feels to support a child in taking on …

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