Monthly Archives: March 2019

The four simple steps to reading

These four simple things can help babies learn to talk and children learn to read!  Sing. Singing helps your young child develop an awareness of different sounds. Songs introduce new words. Sing nursery rhymes, silly made-up songs or songs on the radio. Your child loves to hear your voice. Just sing! Say. Your child learns […]

Three ways to build authentic reading communities with tweens and teens

When we talk about sharing in a reading community, what images come to mind? Chances are you picture small children either gathered on a colorful classroom rug or cuddled up with a picture book and a grown-up before bedtime. But what happens when those little ones get bigger? Decades of research have shown us that […]

Choice, Voice and Connectedness: How the Global Read Aloud Can Change Your Teaching (and the World)

We know that all students are searching for the why – the reason for the learning they are engaging in on a daily basis. Yet, as educators, we often find it challenging to articulate “why”, especially during the age of accountability, standardized tests and education legislation. The Global Read Aloud is one way teachers can […]

Harvard U has its eye on Oakland Schools Technical Campus Northeast student

Stories of students at all four Oakland Schools Technical Campuses excelling are not uncommon. Still, when news spread that Dakota Passage, a student at Oakland Schools Technical Campus Northeast (OSTC-NE) was recently accepted to Harvard University, those who knew him best couldn’t help but swell with pride. “It’s very exciting to have a student accepted […]