Literacy

Students to lead literacy activities at Old Town Elementary

Preservice teacher candidates from the University of Maine’s College of Education and Human Development will put some of what they are learning in their literacy methods courses into practice 5–6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7 at literacy night at Old Town Elementary School.

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Taylor to serve on Reading Recovery Council board

Lori Taylor, a Reading Recovery trainer with the College of Education and Human Development’s University Training Center for Reading Recovery and Comprehensive Literacy, has been elected to a seat on the Reading Recovery Council of North America (RRCNA) Board of Directors.

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Reading Recovery – Young learners benefit from UMaine center

Reading Recovery works because it addresses a student’s individual needs. The program acknowledges that every student learns differently and that sometimes in order to progress as literacy learners, students need additional, focused instruction to support classroom instruction.

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MDOE highlights Reading Recovery success story

The Maine Department of Education recently shared a story in its online newsletter about an Old Town High School senior who overcame reading and writing struggles as a young student with the help of Reading Recovery.

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Researchers advocate for poetry in early reading instruction

Educators have long recognized the power of poetry to inspire an enduring passion for language in children. But over time, poetry instruction for beginning readers has declined in favor of other teaching methods. Now, some scholars are trying to revive it. In an article, “Why Poetry for Reading Instruction? Because It Works!” published in the […]

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