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Beyond Decoding: Teaching Readers to Comprehend

Posted November 18, 2021 in Articles

By Amy Erich, Director of Literacy Development and Cheryl Cook, Upper School Academic Dean Everything we do at Lawrence School is designed with The Science of Reading in mind. CodeBreakers, our signature Orton-Gillingham-based multisensory reading curriculum, ensures students can accurately decode words by applying a series of phonics rules. But the ability to decode won’t get a reader very far on its own—in order to learn, one must also be able to comprehend and interpret meaning from what they read. This is why in every Lawrence classroom, we actively strengthen language comprehension with an evidence-based routine. Hollis Scarborough is a leading researcher... read more

Alumni Spotlight: Stephen Mitchell '07

Posted November 18, 2021 in Articles

Lawrence School, Class of 2007Valparaiso University, Class of 2011 Since finishing high school, what have you been up to? Quite a lot, actually! I earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Valparaiso University, in Indiana. I’ve... read more

Alumni Spotlight: Sarah Leonard '15

Posted October 26, 2021 in Articles

Lawrence School, Class of 2015High Point University, Class of 2019The New School, Current Graduate Student Since finishing High School, what have you been up to? I earned my undergraduate degree in English from High Point University. Since... read more

Is It a Difference, Disability, Disorder, or Dyslexia?

Posted October 26, 2021 in Articles

Clinical Psychologist Dr. Kelly Christian Clarifies LD Terminology Learning differences affect one in five American children. And although these struggles are common in the classroom, the terminology used to describe them isn’t universal. "If you are... read more

Making a Difference Stitch by Stitch

Posted September 22, 2021 in Articles

Student Perspective: Melora, Grade 8 Last year, as a seventh grader, I was able to choose an elective to add to my schedule. I was very excited when I saw Crafting Explorations was an option because... read more

Meet Larry

Posted September 22, 2021 in Articles

Lawrence L. Lion, lovingly known as Larry, joined the school as the official mascot more than two decades ago. In a rare interview, we learned more about his regal presence on our campuses. Larry, you surprised... read more

Study Hall Reimagined

Posted September 20, 2021 in Articles

Just Imagine: Your 16-year-old daughter is a great kid by all accounts. She’s charming and funny; has many friends; and is recognized by her teachers as bright and hardworking. However, even with multiple alarm clocks, checklists,... read more

Forsooth! Shakespeare For All

Posted June 15, 2021 in Articles

If you were to join my class for our first day of English 11, you’d be invited to pick up one of many notecards with a term like mushrump, hurly-burly, or hell-hated printed on it.... read more

Support Academic Growth at Home

Posted June 15, 2021 in Articles

Parents often wonder how to support academic growth during the long stretch of summer break. Here are some resources I recommend for practice at home. We've also prepared a printable PDF (click the green button... read more

Alumni Spotlight: Jamie Cohen-Kiraly '09

Posted June 15, 2021 in Articles

Lawrence School, Class of 2009Cuyahoga Community College, Class of 2015Cleveland Institute of Art, Class of 2020 Since graduating from Lawrence, what have you been up to? My path after graduation definitely didn’t go as expected, but... read more

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