Effective Writing Instruction

Reading and writing are complementary skills; you read text that’s written, and you create text to be read. Both skills need to be explicitly taught and rigorously practiced since the human brain isn’t hard-wired for either one [see our blog post here]. We’ve talked on this blog about many different approaches to reading instruction. Now, … Continue reading “Effective Writing Instruction”

Does Spacing after a Period Affect Reading Speed and Comprehension?

Ever since there has been typesetting and printed text, there has been a debate about spacing, particularly about the spacing after a period – should there be one space or two? The first printers used two space sizes. A regular space was used for separating words, and a slightly larger space (called the emspace) was … Continue reading “Does Spacing after a Period Affect Reading Speed and Comprehension?”