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How Can Phonics Help Our Young Writers?

Lucy Calkins and Amanda Hartman recently sat down to discuss how the forthcoming Units of Study in Phonics support the Writing Units of Study for grades K–5 and why this connection is so important for young writers.  (continue reading)
Ashley Puffer May 25, 2018 3:13:00 PM

Book Talk Live With Ellin Oliver Keene

Welcome to our Book Talk Live with Ellin Oliver Keene, author of Engaging Children: Igniting a Drive for Deeper Learning.  (continue reading)
Steph George May 25, 2018 10:18:07 AM

Georgia Heard on Tedx: Mapping Your Heart

We spend a lot of time teaching the craft of writing but we also need to devote time to helping students write with purpose and meaning.  (continue reading)
Steph George May 24, 2018 4:34:34 PM

Why Whole-Class Novels Can Be a Good Thing

Reading whole-class novels is the way many of us were taught and the way that many of us learned to teach. A class of students reading the same book while being led through the work by an experienced teacher is so ingrained that some of us did not even consider it a method of teaching.  (continue reading)
Frances Lown May 24, 2018 10:39:27 AM

180 Days Read Aloud Podcast Part II

Today on the Heinemann Podcast, we continue our special read aloud with 180 Days authors Kelly Gallagher and Penny Kittle.  (continue reading)
Steph George May 24, 2018 4:00:00 AM

Creating Spaces for Learning

Regardless of where you prefer to work, the space you create for your work as literacy coach is personalized to the work you do and the things you need to do it with.  (continue reading)
Steph George May 23, 2018 12:20:30 PM

Helping Students Use Tools and Charts to Reflect on Their Best Work, K-8

Helping students to reflect on all they’ve accomplished in a way that celebrates the leaps they’ve made and highlights what they’d still like to tackle will set them up for the strongest finish to the school year.  (continue reading)
Anna Cockerille May 22, 2018 7:17:00 AM

Why Does Culturally Irrelevant Teaching Persist?

As our schools become increasingly diverse, it’s worth questioning what gets in the way of teachers planning for teaching that is relevant and responsive to the students they have in their classrooms.  (continue reading)
Steph George May 21, 2018 7:17:00 AM

The Important Difference Between Motivation and Engagement

Ellin Oliver Keene helps us answer the question, what is the difference between motivation and engagement?  (continue reading)
Frances Lown May 17, 2018 7:19:00 AM

180 Days Read Aloud Podcast: Part I

We’ve invited Kelly and Penny to read aloud from selected sections of 180 Days. There was much to choose from… so, we’ve broken this special event into two episodes.  (continue reading)
Steph George May 17, 2018 4:00:00 AM

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