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Recognizing the impact of the pandemic on students, teachers, librarians and other essential staff, the federal government is providing relief through several funding packages. Schools and libraries can use these funds to recover from the impact of the pandemic and move forward.
Where do you go to find Spanish language resources to support English Language Learners? If you are looking for short texts and read-alouds in Spanish, the team behind PebbleGo has you covered. PebbleGo has every high-interest article on their site translated into Spanish. PebbleGo Spanish can support dual language development and content-area learning at the same time.
Pandemic-related disruptions to learning have affected student growth in all areas, especially for younger learners. While educators are still assessing the effects of the pandemic on learning, one analysis conducted last fall suggests that on average, students might have lost the equivalent of five to nine months of instruction by the end of the 2020-21 school year. To catch up, some students will need opportunities to accelerate their learning.
When you sign in to PebbleGo this school year, you may notice some changes: how articles are organized, the content of some articles, and a handful of articles that no longer appear. Why?
If you’ve spent time in a classroom with students of any age, you know that questions can pop up throughout lots of different conversations. But how can we help students, especially our youngest students, build a sense of wonder about the world around them? How can we help tap into intellectual curiosity as students explore new topics?
As we start the new school year, it’s a good time to pause and think about what we’ve learned from the past. In this blog post, we’ll look at what we can do in the new school year based on what we have learned in the past year. Then, I’ll take you through three action items to go along with these reflections.
Discover three keystone skills that research shows can support emerging literacy: symbol awareness, sequencing, and storytelling (or story recall). We'll look at how these three skills in young children are some of the strongest and most consistent predictors of later literacy success--and how coding can help children practice them in a playful, stress-free way.
As we make our way into the back-to-school season, there is still time to prepare students for the start of the school year. If you are working with student readers this summer, you might have new challenges than in years past. This past year and a half has presented obstacles for students, teachers, and families working with young readers. As we acknowledge these challenges, we can also think forward to the start of the school year. There are many ways to help student readers prepare.
Ready to dive into summer reading activities? Capstone Interactive and PebbleGo can help support readers this summer. These fantastic resources can become part of a structured learning experience for students. Or they can be used when students read and research on their own time. Reading has a place in every season, including the structured and unstructured learning moments in the summertime.