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World of Words: A Middle School Writing Notebook Using the Writing Process


Introducing "World of Words: A Middle School Writing Notebook Using the Writing Process" – the ultimate companion for young writers! This unique notebook is designed to guide middle school students through the entire writing process, from prewriting to final draft.

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My Weekly Writing Journal


My Weekly Writing Journal: 15 Weeks of Writing for Primary Grades, aims to foster a love for writing in young learners while simultaneously enhancing their writing skills. The structured format and interactive templates provide a step-by-step approach to encourage confidence and creativity in each student's writing journey. 

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America's Embarrassing Reading Crisis: WHAT WE LEARNED FROM COVID


Discover the groundbreaking research that unveils a startling truth: third-grade virtual school students consistently outperform their counterparts in traditional settings, particularly in reading.

Dr. Lisa Hassler, a leading researcher in the field, not only spearheaded this study but also implemented innovative distance education theories within her own second-grade classroom, across face-to-face, online, and hybrid environments, with resounding success.

Drawing from her personal experiences as both a mother and educator, Dr. Hassler seamlessly integrates theoretical frameworks with practical strategies, offering a comprehensive guide for parents, teachers, and education leaders alike. This isn't just a book—it's a call to action. With over 80 percent of high school dropouts identified as struggling readers by third grade, the urgency to address America's reading crisis has never been clearer.

An Evaluation of Virtual School's Preparation of Second Grade Students for Third Grade Reading Proficiency


Third-grade reading proficiency is an indicator of future student success in middle school and ninth grade, on-time graduation rates, and career success; however, 44% of third-grade students in one state were not meeting this goal.

The data from my study demonstrated that third-grade students in virtual school outperformed third-grade students in face-to-face learning environments in reading proficiency by seven percentage points on the State Standards Assessments between the years 2015-2019. These data were in direct contradiction with the data from the teacher survey and interviews. 

Family Second Language Acquisition


How can the socioeconomic status of families can be increased through second language acquisition?


My research looks into the family as a single support unit in learning a second language. Parents, children, siblings, and even grandparents are all important conduits by teaching and learn from each other.

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