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Reading Workshop: The Key to Building Lifelong Readers

Reading workshop provides a framework in which we can create the conditions students need to become lifelong readers.  (continue reading)

Sign Up for the Leading Well Book Study with Lucy Calkins!

This summer, join Lucy Calkins and other educators from across the country for a live book study on Leading Well!  (continue reading)

Ending the Year with Energy and Beyond

The last few days of school, which once seemed so far-away we could barely imagine them, are on the horizon, coming into sharper relief and clearer focus every day.  (continue reading)

Kid-Driven Classrooms: Empowering our Youngest Learners to Take the Reins of Their Reading and Writing Lives. K-2

What does a truly kid-driven classroom look like? Reflecting on this question can lead to some powerful decisions.  (continue reading)

Read Aloud: Laying a Foundation that Inspires Joy and Curiosity, K-2

Strategically planning your daily read-alouds can help you get the most out of this valuable practice.  (continue reading)

Time for Transfer! Using & Reusing Charts & Tools Kids Have Accessed Throughout the Year into Upcoming Units & Into Life, K-8

There are many things that can be done to help students use everything they know even when there isn’t an adult right next to them to remind them to do it.  (continue reading)

Building on the Work of Previous Units to Boost the Level of Nonfiction Engagement and Agency, Grades 3-5

April is a time of year the time of year when seasons change. From winter to spring for some. From basketball to baseball others. From fiction to nonfiction for others. However, when seasons change, it doesn’t mean we throw out everything and start all over again from scratch.  (continue reading)

Five Kinds of Nonfiction: Rethinking Your Book Collection, K-8

Consider your nonfiction collection in your own classroom, as well as the way that you use nonfiction texts with your students. Do you read aloud nonfiction for enjoyment? Do your students know how to approach different types of nonfiction reading with different strategies?  (continue reading)

The Power of Talk in a Writing Workshop, K-5

Student conversations about writing, whether with a peer or a supportive adult, can provide powerful support on multiple levels. Opportunities to talk during writing workshop might take the form of rehearsal for writing, problem solving, reflection, feedback, or goal setting.  (continue reading)

Leading a Small Group Should be No Big Deal, K-5

Not only can teachers be flexible with what is taught to a small group of students, but also how it is taught can be differentiated according to how much teacher scaffolding, or how much student independence is appropriate for the students in that group.  (continue reading)

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