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Small Group Work: No Longer Optional

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In the new and revised edition of Comprehension and Collaboration, Stephanie Harvey and Harvey "Smokey" Daniels share inquiry units of increasing richness with all the teaching and planning resources you need.

In today's blog, coauthor Stephanie considers the modern demand that students spend more time in small groups.

Studies recommend that students spend 60–70 percent of their day working in small groups, and the revised edition of Comprehension and Collaboration stresses this. Watch Steph below explain more:

Click here to download a PDF of the Small Group Inquiry Model featured in Comprehension and Collaboration, Revised Edition.

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Comprehension and Collaboration, Revised Edition ships in late June. Get pre-publication savings with coupon code CANDC2.

Stephanie Harvey has spent her career teaching and learning about reading and writing. Harvey "Smokey" Daniels has been a city and suburban classroom teacher and a college professor, and now works as a national consultant and author on literacy education.

Click here to view our official page for Comprehension and Collaboration, Revised Edition

 

Curiosity: Even More Important Than We Thought

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In the new and revised edition of Comprehension and Collaboration, Stephanie Harvey and Harvey "Smokey" Daniels share inquiry units of increasing richness with all the teaching and planning resources you need.

Comprehension and Collaboration, Revised Edition ships in late June. In today's blog, coauthor Smokey discusses some of the new research released since the first Comprehension and Collaboration, namely: what researchers have found about fostering curiosity and interest. Watch the video below to hear more about it.

Inquiry Approach vs. Coverage Approach

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Comprehension and Collaboration, Revised Edition ships in late June. Get pre-publication savings with coupon code CANDC2.

Stephanie Harvey has spent her career teaching and learning about reading and writing. Harvey "Smokey" Daniels has been a city and suburban classroom teacher and a college professor, and now works as a national consultant and author on literacy education.

Click here to view our official page for Comprehension and Collaboration, Revised Edition

 

Close Reading IS Strategic Reading

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In the new and revised edition of Comprehension and Collaboration, Stephanie Harvey and Harvey "Smokey" Daniels address their approach to close reading. To Steph and Smokey, close reading is strategic reading.

Comprehension and Collaboration, Revised Edition ships in late June. In today's video blog, coauthor Steph Harvey lists the reasons for reading closely, noting that a strategic read of a text allows students to hurdle the background knowledge gap.

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Why Is Now The Time For Inquiry?

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In the new and revised edition of Comprehension and Collaboration, Stephanie Harvey and Harvey "Smokey" Daniels invite you to approach inquiry as a way of instruction in schools.

Comprehension and Collaboration, Revised Edition ships in late June. In today's blog, coauthor Smokey describes the need to continue inquiry especially in light of the Common Core State Standards.

The Principles of Inquiry Circles

  • Choice of topics based on genuine student curiosity, questions, interests
  • Digging deeply into complex, authentic topics that matter to kids
  • Flexible grouping, featuring small research teams, groups, and task forces
  • Heterogeneous, nonleveled groups with careful differentiation
  • Student responsibility and peer leadership
  • Use of proficient-reader/thinker/researcher strategies
  • Teacher modeling his/her own reading, writing, thinking, and researching processes
  • Drawing upon multiple sources: multigenre, multilevel, multicultural, and multimedia
  • Going beyond fact finding to synthesizing ideas and building and acquiring knowledge
  • Actively using knowledge in our schools and communities: sharing, publication, products, or taking action
  • Matching or "backmapping" kids' learning to the Common Core or to state or district standards.

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Comprehension and Collaboration, Revised Edition ships in late June. Get pre-publication savings with coupon code CANDC2.

Stephanie Harvey has spent her career teaching and learning about reading and writing. Harvey "Smokey" Daniels has been a city and suburban classroom teacher and a college professor, and now works as a national consultant and author on literacy education.

Click here to view our official page for Comprehension and Collaboration, Revised Edition

 

Steph Harvey and Smokey Daniels Host a Twitter Chat on Comprehension and Collaboration Revised Edition

Com_CollabIn the new and revised edition of Comprehension and Collaboration, Stephanie Harvey and Harvey "Smokey Daniels" invite you to see inquiry not as a project-based mode of learning but as something that happens all the time in every classroom.

Comprehension and Collaboration, Revised Edition ships in late June. Revisit the Twitter chat from Tuesday night below and check back on the Heinemann blog every Tuesday for new videos and previews from the book:

 

 

What Is Inquiry All About Anyway?

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In the new and revised edition of Comprehension and Collaboration, Stephanie Harvey and Harvey "Smokey" Daniels invite you to see inquiry not as a project-based mode of learning but as something that happens all the time in every classroom.

Comprehension and Collaboration, Revised Edition ships in late June. In today's blog, coauthor Stephanie Harvey describes inquiry as a way of living and learning inside of school.

Principles That Guide Us

When we commit to helping kids develop and use knowledge, we carefully set the scene. We create a culture where everyone can think and investigate well together. As we know, any culture is made up of beliefs, attitudes, habits, rou­tines, rituals, systems, processes, materials, and artifacts. Ten key elements are important when we work with kids. We consistently see these same elements being skillfully addressed in the classrooms of veteran inquiry teachers like the ones who have contributed to this book. In inquiry-based classrooms we do the following:

  1. Set up a flexible and engaging environment
  2. Gather great text, resources, and technology
  3. Hone our teaching language
  4. Provide for rich interaction
  5. Differentiate instruction for everyone
  6. Teach with the big ideas in mind
  7. Promote authenticity, relevance, and significance
  8. Think about purpose
  9. Foster passion, curiosity, and fun
  10. Help kids take action.

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Join Steph and Smokey on Tuesday, May 19 at 8:00pm EST for a Comprehension and Collaboration Twitter chat. Follow #CompAndCollab on Twitter.

Comprehension and Collaboration, Revised Edition ships in late June. Get pre-publication savings with coupon code CANDC2.

Stephanie Harvey has spent her career teaching and learning about reading and writing. Harvey "Smokey" Daniels has been a city and suburban classroom teacher and a college professor, and now works as a national consultant and author on literacy education.

Click here to view our official page for Comprehension and Collaboration, Revised Edition