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Wrap-Up: PLC Series 2017-2018

Here are all of the posts from the year, listed with their guiding questions, so you can easily find those that might support your professional learning this summer and into next school year.  (continue reading)
Jaclyn Karabinas Jun 4, 2018 12:01:00 AM

Write About History in Writing Workshop and Across the Day, 3-8

As students move up the grades and further in their history educations, they will be expected to write about it in increasingly sophisticated ways.  (continue reading)
Lauren Audet Jan 29, 2018 12:20:13 AM

Support Students to Learn and Use Phonics All Day Long, K-2

Teachers must face the difficult decision of how to balance time between authentic reading and writing and the rigorous word work students need.  (continue reading)
Frances Lown Jan 23, 2018 10:27:16 AM

Supporting Oral Language Development in Writing Workshop, 1-4

Because of the myriad ways writing workshop and oral language development are linked, it’s hard to tell where one ends and the other begins.  (continue reading)
Lauren Audet Jan 15, 2018 11:47:14 AM

Santa Fe Multi-Day Institute 2018: Day One

Santa Fe Multi-Day Institute 2018: Day One  (continue reading)
HeinemannPD Jan 14, 2018 1:28:57 PM

Why Silence is Oppressive: An Educator's Responsibility to Act

Sadness grew to rage as I looked at the children in my family who live in Arizona and wondered, whose histories will they learn?  (continue reading)
Lauren Audet Jan 11, 2018 4:32:51 PM

Lifting the Level of Your Character Work in Reading and Writing About Reading

Readers who read strictly for plot nearly always remain stuck in literal interpretations of text, and typically struggle with more complex reading skills.  (continue reading)
Lauren Audet Jan 8, 2018 5:50:47 PM

Creating Powerful Book Clubs 4-8

Creating Powerful Book Clubs 4-8  (continue reading)
Brett Whitmarsh Jan 2, 2018 4:18:54 PM

Helping Kids Dig Deep & Fly High in Graphic Novels, 2-8

Think of the possibilities as graphic novels provide readers who might not be able to tackle higher-levels of text an inroad for high-level thinking work.  (continue reading)
Lauren Audet Dec 13, 2017 12:48:13 AM

Heinemann Fellow Tricia Ebarvia: "How Inclusive Is Your Literacy Classroom Really?"

Reading and writing can be powerful tools for agency and liberation, which is why making sure our practices are grounded in inclusion is so important.  (continue reading)
Frances Lown Dec 12, 2017 2:33:01 PM

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