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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)

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)

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)

Santa Fe Multi-Day Institute 2018: Day One

Santa Fe Multi-Day Institute 2018: Day One  (continue reading)

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)

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