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10/03/23

Nurturing Young Authors: The 4 Pillars of the Writing Process

By understanding and valuing each writing process stage, you can guide students from initial ideas to completed works. Because as writing mentors, our goal isn’t just to teach writing—but to inspire a love for it.  (continue reading)
09/20/23

Jump Rope Readers: How to Use Decodable Books to Plan Small Groups

Learn to use decodable texts to plan effective small group work with this sample teaching sequence from Michael Rae-Grant.  (continue reading)
09/13/23

The Power of Relevance: Engaging Students in Reading Through Personal Connections

As educators, we all want our students to have the skills and insights needed to navigate the world outside of their classroom. In this mission, the significance of relevance in reading cannot be understated.  (continue reading)
09/06/23

7 Pre-Reading Scaffolds for Struggling Readers

Pre-reading scaffolds are powerful tools that can equip struggling readers with the skills and confidence they need to navigate and comprehend text.  (continue reading)
08/22/23

Three Strategies to Support Four Big Reading Goals

Emergent Reading, Engagement, Print Work, and Fluency are some of the most important reading goals we work on with our students. Learn more about these four pillars of reading instruction.  (continue reading)
08/21/23

Jump Rope Readers: 8 Ideas for Using Decodable Books in Your Classroom

There are many ways to use Jump Rope Readers in your classroom. Like all decodable books, they can support whole class lessons, small group work, and independent practice.  (continue reading)
08/17/23

3 Ways to Ensure Foundational Skills Stick for Students

Foundational literacy skills are the building blocks of a student's journey towards becoming proficient readers and writers.  (continue reading)
08/16/23

5 Tips for Engaging Students During Whole-Group Literacy

During whole-group literacy, it’s important that students are interested in the books, discussions, and teachings for the most impactful, engaging literacy instruction.  (continue reading)
08/11/23

What are the Benefits of Shared Reading for Primary and Intermediate Students?

Shared reading sparks joy, inquiry, student talk and agency. Shared reading is more engaging and impactful than any other whole-class literacy instruction.  (continue reading)
08/09/23

When Kids Need Help With Fluency: 5 Things Teachers Can Do

Disfluent readers are most often disfluent because of a lack of practice with reading. Ultimately, struggling readers must have a lot of time to read at their instructional or independent level.  (continue reading)

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