Next year, for the first time, we will see explicit teaching of Structured literacy instruction for reading and spelling in first grade in BVSD with Wilson Fundations. Check out what explicit reading skills instruction looks like. This curriculum is direct, explicit, systematic and cumulative. More than fifty percent of learners need this type of instruction to master the code of the English language.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfbkDHEjG1o&list=PLnUZ_oWTOZFZPD67IcufUMIjk1juDZ5h9&fbclid=IwAR2zhgplTGTxMAMn1xkPoG66AUWnf1ecY9eHxZfeW5qnAXKwqRkYq_ghfTA&app=desktopSample lessons of Fundations in a first grade classroom ... See MoreSee Less
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Peak to Peak's Eye to Eye students are working to "strike out the stigma" of learning differences. Raising awareness through these chalk drawings is one step toward understanding and compassion. People with learning differences (LD) face stigma all the time--whether it’s in school, the workplace, or in life itself. February is Strike Out Stigmonth! Strike Out Stigmonth is a month-long competition between Eye to Eye chapters that is designed to spread LD/ADHD awareness, strengthen bonds between Mentors and Mentees, and connect Eye to Eye chapter members to the national Eye to Eye community-- all the while eliminating the stigma that surrounds LD/ADHD.
Michael Rosen talks in depth about dyslexia: what it is, how to understand it and useful advice for parents and teachers, with expert Professor Maggie Snowling CBE, President of St John's College, Oxford. www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0002gr1... See MoreSee Less
Do you think local control is the way to go for Read Act money? BVSD receives a little less than .5million a year in Read Act money of the state spending, that has now risen to 42.5 million a year to improve students ability to read. To date, over the last 5 years, $231.37 million, has been spent by districts in CO resulting in a 2% increase in reading levels. 3rd graders went from 38% to 40 % reading at grade level. Read this recently written newspaper article, then find out where your BVSD school is on Read Act Iready assessment, link posted in comments. coloradosun.com/2019/01/29/colorado-read-act-failing/?fbclid=IwAR0OWbZBMRhGWIkZbv7PrXMRZzvmxgMNIL...... See MoreSee Less