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Yearly Archives: 2013

Kid Scoop Builds CCSS Vocabulary and Comprehension Skills

Vocabulary has been described as “all the words known and used” by a person. Having a rich and varied vocabulary has been empirically linked to academic achievement. Research supports that to retain words and comprehend meaning in text, students need … Continue reading

Understanding the Common Core Foundational Skills

The Common Core Foundational Skills are—quite literally—the “foundation” upon which all reading success is built and include: Phonological Awareness Phonics Word Recognition Fluency Phonological awareness is the ability to hear, identify and use individual sounds—phonemes—in spoken words. Phonological awareness improves … Continue reading

What are the Common Core Standards?

For over a decade educators across the nation have used a range of reading and writing standards to guide literacy instruction in classrooms. Building on this firm foundation, the new Common Core State Standards (CCSS) shift gears to provide American … Continue reading