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Anna Cockerille

Recent Posts:

Mini to Extreme Makeovers: Classroom Library Edition (K-8)

If your classroom library is still a work in progress, don’t worry - with some planning, organization, and creativity, you can turn your classroom library into a truly inspiring place.  (continue reading)

Ways to Orient and Immerse Yourself with Upper and Middle Grade Must-Reads (5-8)

A classroom library is the at the heart of reading instruction. The kinds of texts students encounter in their library will help shape the kinds of readers they become.  (continue reading)

Reflecting on the June TC Reading Institute

This Wednesday night, TCRWP staff developers Samantha Barratt and Anna Sheehan will lead a chat on ways to integrate the learning of the June reading institute into new teaching practices and gear up for the best possible start to the coming school year.  (continue reading)

Reflecting on the June Teachers College Writing Institute (K-8)

This week, institute season kicks off at The Reading and Writing Project, as thousands of educators gather at Teachers College in New York City to reflect upon, reinvigorate, and refine their teaching of writing.  (continue reading)

Recharge, Renew, Reflect: Using the Summer Months to Make the Next School Year the Best Ever (K-8)

If you are an educator with some time away from school this summer, hopefully you are using a lot of it to recharge. This time to re-anchor to what energizes you is crucial and much-needed.  (continue reading)

Summer is for Reading: Making Vacation Reading Accessible and Irresistible, K-8

As we move into the summer months, many kids will have a lot of hours to fill. As teachers, we have a lot of power to make sure that at least some of kids’ time this summer is taken up with reading.  (continue reading)

Keeping Engagement High As Your Writing Workshop Winds Down, K-8

The whole class, teacher included, is feeling it: the approach of summer, marked by warmer days and possibly by shorter attention spans.  (continue reading)

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)

Ways to Orient and Immerse Yourself in the New Middle School Units of Study Reading, 6-8

It’s a wonderful feeling when a new teaching resource arrives, along with it a sense of rejuvenation, creativity, and thoughtful anticipation about how one’s teaching will shift for the better.  (continue reading)

Keeping Literacy Strong During the Summer, K-8

For many teachers and students, the summer months are a chance to change pace, to dig in to projects of personal interest, and just…breathe. But for many kids, summer is also a time when learning grinds to a halt.  (continue reading)

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