TextProject president and CEO Elfrieda H. (Freddy) Hiebert blogs about important issues in reading research and practice.
Frankly Freddy entries (published from 2005 to 2014) have been sorted into five topics of literacy learning and instruction. Click here to download the ebook!
Short sentences and less text don’t add up to proficient reading. But that’s exactly what the current wave of leveled texts offers.
The texts in the Stories of Words series provide a great opportunity for students to expand their vocabularies, increase their background knowledge, and develop facility with the core vocabulary of written English.
Are the results from Lexile-based assessments and Group Reading Assessment and Diagnostic Evaluation (GRADE) comparable? For educators, how do the results from Lexile-based and norm-referenced assessments relate to the results of summative, end-of-the-year, state-mandated assessments?
It’s a compelling idea—a set of texts on the same topic but with different text complexity levels. With a range of texts on the same topic all students should be able to engage in the same follow-up discussion after reading. And, if the texts are provided on the computer—even better! It’s a teacher’s dream come true! Right?
What is the “Read-an-Article-a-Day” Initiative and why is it important?
The age old debate: Quality versus quantity in the field of reading research
Highlights of Hakuta's presentation in Virtual Institute on Assessment and the CCSS on TextProject's YouTube channel.
Freddy's reading rules: Read more. Mostly silent. Focus on knowledge.