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A First Look Inside "Reading to Make a Difference"

When the reader stands in his or her own worldview, unable to see or conceive of any other perspective, a book can be a bridge. The right book, at the right time, can span the divide between where the reader stands in this moment and alternate views, new ideas, and options not yet considered.  (continue reading)
Steph George Mar 12, 2019 2:22:03 PM

How is Jennifer Serravallo's Complete Comprehension Different From Independent Reading Assessment?

While a whole book assessment is still a part of Complete Comprehension as it was IRA, there are numerous updates and improvements worth noting.  (continue reading)
Lauren Audet Mar 11, 2019 2:09:36 PM

Building Curiosity Through Phonics

The teaching of phonics is a means to an end. Children need to decode in order to independently read and write. Phonics shouldn’t feel like an interruption or detour away from these authentic experiences. Phonics should be the building of a curiosity.  (continue reading)
Steph George Mar 11, 2019 7:13:00 AM

On the Podcast: Teaching Writers to Reflect with Anne Whitney, Colleen McCracken, and Deana Washell

Today on the podcast, we’re talking with Anne Whitney, Colleen McCracken, and Deana Washell, co-authors of “Teaching Writers to Reflect: Strategies for a More Thoughtful Writing Workshop.”  (continue reading)
Steph George Mar 7, 2019 4:00:00 AM

Quiet Wonderment

Witnessing a roomful of students typing or scribbling away, occasionally pausing to ponder a point or reconsider a sentence—this is teacher bliss. But how do we guide them to a place where they are writing for more than their teacher, for more than a grade?  (continue reading)
Steph George Mar 6, 2019 8:01:00 AM

3 Easy Steps for Thinking Through a Developmental Lens

Thinking about your students through a developmental lens will enhance your teaching each and every day. It will also make your job more interesting and therefore more fun. You can do this in a general way by getting into a three-step habit.  (continue reading)
Steph George Mar 6, 2019 7:50:00 AM

Download The Overview and Correlation Guides for Jennifer Serravallo's Complete Comprehension

Complete Comprehension operationalizes top-quality, peer-reviewed research and aligns with national and state standards of learning. Here's your access to all of the details.  (continue reading)
Lauren Audet Mar 5, 2019 5:19:44 PM

The Power of Modeling Reflection in Your Classroom

Teaching Writers to Reflect is a book about reflection in the context of teaching writing. Anne Elrod Whitney, Colleen McCracken, and Deana Washell decided to start with themselves.  (continue reading)
Steph George Mar 4, 2019 1:22:37 PM

Relevance in Teacher Learning

In a world of education that’s crowded by acronyms that vary state by state, teachers often find themselves needing to comply with mandates that someone far away has imposed on them. Sometimes, teachers look to principals for support in either doing away with these mandate, or to help make sense of them.  (continue reading)
Steph George Mar 1, 2019 12:00:18 PM

On the Podcast: Modeling Conferences as Conversations with Katie Wood Ray, Jennifer Serravallo, and Carl Anderson

Today on the Heinemann Podcast, author and editor Katie Wood Ray interviews Carl Anderson and Jenifer Serravallo, who both recently published two conferring books in Heinemann’s Classroom Essentials Series.  (continue reading)
Steph George Feb 28, 2019 2:41:47 PM

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