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Dedicated to Teachers


Moving Students Toward Independence

Our goal for all of our students is that they will use the skills we teach them independently.  (continue reading)

Always Keep Learning

We have a responsibility to keep learning, because in each class, students will have different strengths and needs. When our learning stops, our teaching stops.  (continue reading)

Identifying Your Students' Strengths and Needs

Knowing our students helps us to choose the most useful resources for them and to make every moment of our precious instructional time count.  (continue reading)

It's All About the Bookroom

We see bookrooms as the perfect solution to provide the depth and breadth of books a teacher needs to supplement a core curriculum. In It's All About the Books, we share our vision of how a bookroom can become a shared instructional resource that provides us with what we need.  (continue reading)

Book Talk Live with Tammy Mulligan and Clare Landrigan

Books are the heart and soul of teaching literacy and our tools to develop lifelong readers. So how can we organize books across an entire school community to support student choice AND instructional goals? And how do we do this on any budget?  (continue reading)

Helping Your Students Who Struggle to Determine What Information is Really Important in a Text

Have you ever conferred with students who struggle to determine what information is really important? A clearly stated purpose for reading multiple sources can make the difference between productive and unproductive reading and thinking for many students. Here's what that might look like...  (continue reading)

Developing Teaching Tools for the Classroom

Developing Teaching Tools for the Classroom  (continue reading)

Facing "Impossible" Moments With DIY Literacy

Teaching tools invite kids in on the work of the class in a way that is tailored to them, allowing students to take control of their learning.  (continue reading)

DIY Literacy: Happy, Playful Engagement

DIY Literacy: Happy, Playful Engagement  (continue reading)

DIY Literacy: Kid Friendly Language

DIY Literacy: Kid Friendly Language  (continue reading)

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