Sharks… just the word may evoke fear in some. The reality is that one is more likely to be hit by lightning than be attacked by a shark. There are over 500 species of sharks that play important roles in the balance needed for healthy oceans. Some sharks are at the top of the ocean food web keeping marine […]
Learning another language is a highly beneficial initiative, especially among young students who are typically still forming cognitively and emotionally. Language experts have even come to determine that learning a language can improve brain function, create academic advantages, and foster compassion. But learning a language isn’t always an easy feat. For many students it can even come off more like […]
As schools across the country are once again facing difficulties with COVID including staff shortages, sickness, and even school closures; it is a good time to remind ourselves of the many needs children have and how we can address those needs. Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs reminds us of the critical needs our children must meet before they can be successful […]
Many English language learners are starting well behind their peers with vocabulary. Finding resources to help bring them up to speed in the classroom is a daunting task for administrators.
Schools and families are looking for effective and cost-efficient ways to get books into the hands of students to improve reading skills and help offset learning loss from disruptions due to ongoing pandemic restrictions. Fathom launches today with over 1,200 English titles from 11 U.S. publishers and offers content to support independent reading, language learning, history, math, and science.
In 2020 the International Literacy Association surveyed educators on the hot issues in literacy. From this, we learned that you value independent reading time for students but rarely get to leave enough time for it. You think that home and classroom libraries need more diversity, and those collections should be larger. You would also like more professional development for digital […]
To beginning readers, coming across a new, complicated word is very intimidating. Early in the process of learning to read, we learn to recognize sight words, common sounds, and phonics or informally “sounding it out.” A recent article, Why phonics was key in one district’s reading growth, profiles one school district. It shows that revisiting phonics at various ages made reading […]
Learning science and math skills virtually can be hard. Even students that are very skilled in these areas can experience frustration and give up. We sympathize with the teachers and parents trying to work through these problems to keep their students learning and happy. We have curated and organized our library with these learners in mind. If you have a […]
Do you want to start learning a language? While Fathom Reads has books in several languages, today we reviewed apps that teach the basics.
For Hispanic Heritage Month we are featuring the wonderful books of Arte Público Press!