FOSSconnect


Diana Vélez and Natalie Yakushiji | February 23, 2016 | Literacy

More and more we hear requests for FOSS materials in other languages.

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Guest Contributors | September 24, 2002 | Literacy

Responding to the urgency of raising language arts test scores and meeting California API goals (Accountability Performance Index), most California elementary schools have stated as a primary instructional goal the integration of language arts and reading with other content areas. In actuality, schools are looking for innovations packaged as reading or literacy programs.

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Guest Contributors | March 05, 2001 | Literacy

Early literacy development focuses on "cracking the code" of written language. Students learn how to decode words, automatically recognize "sight words," use a variety of strategies for comprehension, and practice reading aloud to develop fluency. Students also learn the written conventions of language, coordinate visual motor skills, and organize thoughts into meaningful sentences. Learning to read and write is a daunting task indeed!

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Guest Contributors | September 15, 2000 | Literacy

Slip inside a student's head and listen as she reads and uses a coding strategy to respond to the information in "Inside a Snail's Shell," an article in the FOSS Science Stories Structures of Life.

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Guest Contributors | March 01, 2000 | Literacy

If you're interested in finding a professional development model that has used FOSS to make changes in literacy performance, Fresno, CA is the place to go. The Fresno Unified School District has made giant strides toward using science to bring context to language arts. How did this happen? The right group of people was brought together—a supportive administration, a crew of dedicated (and downright inspired and stubborn) teachers-on-special-assignment, and a group of master teachers.

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