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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)

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)

Creating Powerful Book Clubs 4-8

Creating Powerful Book Clubs 4-8  (continue reading)

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)

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)

Sneed B. Collard on The Beauty of Pairing Down

Let’s talk about Texas Chainsaw Massacre-style cuts – hacking off large sections of your manuscript to make it better. How do you know where to begin?  (continue reading)

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