Stop the Summer Reading Slide

Today’s post is a re-post of a blog we ran last year. As this year the summer slide seems even  more entrenched than ever, we thought it would be a good idea to revisit the topic. As the last of the school bells ring, kids head off to a summer that (they hope) will be … Continue reading “Stop the Summer Reading Slide”


AceReader in the Educational Environment

In some ways, reading education has not changed much over the past hundred years or so – teachers still confront the issues of how to instruct students effectively in the basic issues of learning phonemic awareness, decoding text, mastering understanding of text material (comprehension), and achieving reading fluency. What has changed is our understanding of … Continue reading “AceReader in the Educational Environment”


How to Track Student Progress

Better Readers Make Better Learners Today’s AceReader Tip: How to Track Students’ Progress A great goal is to get students through two course levels in a semester. At that point, students will have completed enough of the reading improvement activities to show good progress, and you will have enough data to complete a realistic analysis. As … Continue reading “How to Track Student Progress”


AceReader and the Assessment Process

Now that the school year is coming to a close, both teachers and students may wonder how AceReader’s Assessment tests can help determine the amount students have improved in their reading fluency skills over the past academic semester or year, as well as how they demonstrate the program’s effectiveness for reading instruction. When working through … Continue reading “AceReader and the Assessment Process”


Poverty and the Educational Process – Part 3: Vocabulary and Cognition

[Editor’s note: This is part three of a four-part series on poverty and the educational process. Links to the previous blog posts are included below.] Poverty has a multifaceted impact on both student engagement and student success in the classroom. Last time we looked at Effort and the Growth Mindset. In this post, we are … Continue reading “Poverty and the Educational Process – Part 3: Vocabulary and Cognition”


Common Myth about Reading – A Personal Experience

Here on the AceReader site, we’ve been discussing some common myths about reading and what the realities actually are (read Part 1 here and Part 2 here). I’d like to add one additional myth from my personal experience to the list. MYTH: I read how I read. I can’t learn to read any differently or … Continue reading “Common Myth about Reading – A Personal Experience”


Common Myths about Reading and Reading Habits – Part 1

Reading, while almost ubiquitous in the developed world, is a complicated endeavor, one that we spend many years both in and out of school learning and perfecting. Even people who read well are often confused to a certain extent about the process, and they cling to a number of “myths” that actually run counter to … Continue reading “Common Myths about Reading and Reading Habits – Part 1”


Research Studies – Effective Studying and Reading Strategies

2017 was a year filled with interesting and informative educational research. Two areas of particular interest are in the creation of both effective studying and effective reading strategies to assist students in the learning process. When asked about an upcoming test, students often overestimate how prepared they really are, and they frequently study less for … Continue reading “Research Studies – Effective Studying and Reading Strategies”


Technology Integration in the Classroom

Today computers, pads, cell phones, and other electronic devices are becoming a ubiquitous part of the classroom. “Technology Integration” has become the new buzz-phrase, and many teachers are relying more on these devices to help deliver content to students of all ages. But what exactly does “technology integration” mean, and are all these digital gadgets … Continue reading “Technology Integration in the Classroom”


Guest Blog: AceReader Teaching Tips by Mike Downey – Part 2

[Editor’s note and disclaimer: Mr. Downey is a classroom teacher and ACT prep instructor with extensive experience using AceReader. After being a customer for several years and seeing first-hand how much AceReader was helping his students, he now works part-time in AceReader sales. His original version of the Teaching Tips was too long to fit … Continue reading “Guest Blog: AceReader Teaching Tips by Mike Downey – Part 2”