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04/10/24

Comprehension and Building Knowledge: From Acquiring Knowledge to Actively Using It

As kids learn about and comprehend the world, their comprehension is strengthened by existing and new knowledge. When kids build their knowledge store, it’s thinking and learning intensive.  (continue reading)
04/09/24

9 Tips for Teaching Writing Minilessons

Writing workshop minilessons are meant as intervals for explicit, brief instruction in skills and strategies that then become part of a writer’s ongoing repertoire.  (continue reading)
04/02/24

Effectively Teaching the Four Genres of Writing to Students

To teach writing well, it is important to know about qualities of the four major genres of writing.  (continue reading)
03/29/24

Finding Nonfiction Books That Reflect and Enrich Kids’ Sense of Themselves

When readers are able to see themselves within a text, their engagement with the materials deepens.  (continue reading)
03/06/24

Seeded Heart Poems of Hope

An activity with heart shaped paper, seeded with wildflowers, for writing poems of hope.  (continue reading)
02/09/24

How to Integrate Comprehension Strategies into Content Area Learning

In the insightful webinar “Content Literacy: Teaching Comprehension Strategies Across the Curriculum,” educators Stephanie Harvey and Anne Goudvis present the transformative power of integrating comprehension strategies across the content areas.  (continue reading)
01/26/24

Innovate and Inspire: 11 Heinemann edWebinars to Transform Your Teaching This Year

Tap into these 11 free on-demand webinars that cover the essential pillars of reading, math, and writing—providing innovative strategies to inspire and rejuvenate your teaching.  (continue reading)
01/23/24

Researcher’s Workshop: Inquiry That Builds Knowledge and Understanding

Inquiry that builds knowledge and understanding can be found through researcher's workshop. Learn about inquiry frameworks with downloadable forms.  (continue reading)
01/19/24

What is Decoding and Why Does it Matter for Learning to Read?

Decoding is the process of extracting meaning from information given in a secret or complicated way. As students’ word recognition becomes increasingly automatic, more energy can be allocated toward deepening reading comprehension  (continue reading)
01/18/24

Why the Writing Workshop is More Important Now Than Ever

The writing workshop is an opportunity to ensure every student feels safe and welcomed into your classroom community and empowers students by inviting them to be all-in on learning.  (continue reading)

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