The most important back-to-school teacher supply was not featured in our Top 20 Teacher School Supply list: Books! Books are a staple in every classroom, but brand new books are worth a hefty buck. Often schools don’t supply teachers with
This weekend, the VocabularySpellingCity team traveled to sunny Central Florida. Instead of twirling in tilted teacups in our matching mouse ears, we got back-to-school-ready at the International Literacy Association (ILA) Conference! Every year, educators, reading coaches, and literary enthusiasts from
With the back to school season quickly approaching, it’s time to stock up on school supplies. Parents and students will be piling their shopping carts with suggested items from the supply list, but what should teachers purchase? The following list
Back to School means putting together a back to school bulletin board! Designing a welcome-back board can be a fun task, but might become costly once you realize you have three or four boards or doors to decorate. Before splurging on
Vocabulary is responsible for 70% of reading comprehension problems in elementary schools. And while the research is clear on what most students require to build vocabulary (12 spaced multimodal encounters with a word), many schools ignore the research and reading scores suffer.
SpellingCity’s Journey to VocabularySpellingCity At VocabularySpellingCity, we went through a transition, moving from being a spelling program to one focused on vocabulary-building and reading comprehension. Here’s our story from the beginning. I had a few goals in 2010 when I was starting SpellingCity, as I called