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PLC Series: Inquiry as a Process for Educators AND Students

To understand how to authentically bring the cycle of inquiry to your students, we need to reflect upon how this process looks in our adult lives.  (continue reading)

Multi-Day Institutes: Making the Case to Attend

Time spent with colleagues in professional development away from school provides numerous benefits. But often, two huge barriers exist: finding funding and making the solid case to attend, telling the story of this kind of experience.  (continue reading)

What is Complete Comprehension? Part III: Teach

Here, you’ll find Jen's answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about the teaching phase of Complete Comprehension.  (continue reading)

What is Complete Comprehension? Part II: Evaluate

Here, you’ll find Jennifer Serravallo's answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about the evaluation phase of Complete Comprehension.  (continue reading)

It's All About the Series: Staying Up to Date on New Series Books to Appeal to ALL Readers

There is a power to series books, and they should have a prominent space in our bookrooms and classroom libraries. Here are a bunch of new ways to hook those series readers in your classroom!  (continue reading)

Are Books a Line Item in Your Budget?

Developing lifelong reading begins with books and we, as educators, have the power to make a school’s book supply seem endless in the eyes of its readers.  (continue reading)

When It Comes to Assessing Readers, It's All About the Books!

We can all agree that in the life of a reader, the right book at the right time makes all the difference. But how do we know which book? What time is the right time? How do we assess both a reader’s growth and identity? How do we fit it all in?  (continue reading)

A Peek at A Novel Approach Videos: Mini Lesson, Conferring, and Read Aloud with Kate Roberts

Here, Kate Roberts shares just a few extended classroom clips from her book, A Novel Approach. In this blog, you'll get a chance to watch Kate confer with two different students, and see how Kate structures a mini-less and read aloud.  (continue reading)

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)

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)

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