Archive for January, 2016

What is effective language development instruction?

Language development is a fundamental component of early childhood instruction. It is one of three predictors of reading success, (the other two being letter knowledge and phonological awareness). There are 26 Pre-k Guidelines that focus on the domain of language development. That’s more guidelines than we have for letter knowledge, writing, phonological awareness, and concepts […]

Interested in More Science Activities?

Are you a PreK-2 Teacher who would like to add more science ideas to your teacher toolbox? Mini-CAST has just what you’re looking for! Join us for the Central Texas mini-CAST— a one-day conference FOR Science Teachers BY Science Teachers! The day will be packed with sessions and options for science teachers of all grade […]

Supporting your Young English Language Learner

As a former Pre-K teacher I often struggled with meeting the needs of my English Language Learners (ELLs), mainly because I didn’t completely understand the resources provided to me. Over time, I came to the realization that while the curriculum and lesson planning  provided offered guidance on what to teach and when to teach it, […]