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Teacher Of The Quarter – Kelly Pruitt

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Why did you decide to become a teacher?  I decided to become a teacher because I enjoyed working with children. I decided to start at a preschool as an aide to see how I did with the kids and realized I really enjoyed it and that I was good with them. Also, my father was a teacher so I had a mentor in this field and I looked up to him as a teacher. As a young student, I had many strong impactful teachers and they also inspired me to give teaching a try. How has teaching impacted your...

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Why Learning New Vocabulary Improves Literacy

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Growing your child’s vocabulary is vital to the improvement of their literacy skills. The Literacy Project recognizes this fact; that’s why we’re dedicated to creating school programs like The New Phonics Game™, which helps young readers understand new words by breaking them down phonetically. The Literacy Project knows that each time a child learns a new word, a new door unlocks, allowing them to engage with their reading and writing in a more meaningful way. Here are some of...

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How to Integrate Technology into your Child’s Literacy Development

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There are many ways a parent or loved one can use technology at home to help their child foster a love for reading and writing. Before trying out the following fun ideas, it’s worth mentioning that reviewing internet safety with your child and providing adult supervision are both important when using any internet connected device. Once those ground rules are covered, smartphones, tablets, and computers are amazing resources you can use to jumpstart your child’s literacy development....

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Illiteracy In The Nation: How Your Schools Can Help

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In the United States, literacy deeply and persistently affects access students have in education, economic development, and opportunities for success. Children around the country remain functionally illiterate and read below the basic level. Organizations like The Literacy Project address illiteracy at its earliest stage by teaching at-risk second-graders how to read. For schools around the nation, good work is being done in a various ways to address child illiteracy. Here are some ways...

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30 Key Child Literacy Stats Parents Need To Be Aware Of

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There’s no question that literacy is an essential element to a child’s development and opens the door to a brighter future. Just how important literacy becomes has been a question many educators and researchers have sought to answer. Foundations such as The Literacy Project seek to improve reading skill levels among struggling readers and target the growing illiteracy among school-age children. Some of the most important statistics from the National Institute for Literacy, National Center...

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10 Key Benefits of Phonics Education with Children

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As a parent, one of the most important things in life is seeing your child do well in school and life, and one key stepping stone on this path is becoming a good reader. For teachers, it is all the same, as The Department of Education states that deploying a phonics education at an early age can also help children develop culturally, socially, and emotionally. Research shows that phonics when taught correctly is one of the most effective ways of teaching children to learn to read, and can lay...

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