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What's at Stake with Comprehension

Understanding as you're reading helps you to engage with the text, read accurately, read with fluency, understand what the author is saying, and think beyond the text. In essence, comprehension is everything.  (continue reading)
Steph George Oct 19, 2018 7:02:00 AM

Turn & Talk with Ellin Keene, Tom Newkirk, and Kathy Collins

Turn & Talk is a celebration of Heinemann’s 40th anniversary, hosting conversations between authors who have written for Heinemann since its early years, and those who are newer authors, bringing their unique perspectives to the table.  (continue reading)
Steph George Oct 18, 2018 4:00:00 AM

Inviting Students to Talk About Their Writing

Begin conferences by asking students an open-minded question that invites them to talk about what they're doing as writers.  (continue reading)
Steph George Oct 17, 2018 7:24:00 AM

Gifts Colleagues Can Give Each Other: Energy, Care and Craft, K-8

when a teaching community comes together in a shared study of a topic, they become a community of learners. They become more open to not having all of the answers, and to letting go of old ways of thinking.  (continue reading)
Anna Cockerille Oct 16, 2018 9:25:42 AM

Are Books a Line Item in Your Budget?

Developing lifelong reading begins with books and we, as educators, have the power to make a school’s book supply seem endless in the eyes of its readers.  (continue reading)
Lauren Audet Oct 16, 2018 6:03:00 AM

Choosing Rich Math Tasks

Just as conferring is one part of the readers’ and writers’ workshop and could not be implemented in isolation, conferring in mathematics must take place on a broader instructional stage. But if tasks in the classroom don’t demand deep thinking, we’re left with thin conversations about answers.  (continue reading)
Steph George Oct 15, 2018 10:03:56 AM

Your Introduction to Getting Started with Beginning Writers

If you’re an experienced workshop teacher, the book will help you imagine new possibilities for getting started. If you’ve ever longed for beginning writers to show more independence during units of study across the year, then this book is for you.  (continue reading)
Steph George Oct 11, 2018 6:43:00 AM

Reading with Presence Podcast with Marilyn Pryle

How do we encourage students to genuinely engage with challenging or difficult texts? Today on the Heinemann Podcast, Marilyn Pryle, author of “Reading with Presence” suggests a method of writing and sharing reading responses, which differ from the usual short essay answer.  (continue reading)
Steph George Oct 11, 2018 4:00:00 AM

Six Processes for Developing Numerical Fluency

There are six identifiable processes that support the development of numerical fluency. these processes are not unique to numerical fluency−in fact, the same processes are essential for the development of spatial sense, algebraic reasoning, and other big ideas in mathematics.  (continue reading)
Steph George Oct 10, 2018 7:19:00 AM

Carol Jago on Choosing the Right Book

Confident readers know how to choose books. Which is not to say that we are immune to error. Every avid reader has experienced book droughts where nothing you pick up has what you are looking for.  (continue reading)
Steph George Oct 10, 2018 6:43:00 AM

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