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Tap the Power: Tips for Maximizing the Reading and Writing Progressions in Your Teaching, 3-6

Because learning progressions are progressive and precise, they are an invaluable tool for teaching and for assessment.  (continue reading)
Anna Cockerille Feb 20, 2018 5:51:35 PM

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

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

Curiosity and Questioning in the Classroom, K-5

A study written up by the Association for Psychological Science on factors that affect learning. Which traits help students to do well in school?  (continue reading)
Frances Lown Dec 19, 2017 9:48:01 AM

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

Get Your Students to Write Well About Information and Topics They Care About in the World, 1-3

Information writing is one of those topics that can seem, on the outset, rather dull. It doesn't have to be that way. Here's how.  (continue reading)
Lauren Audet Dec 5, 2017 11:18:42 AM

Looking Ahead to the ELA Exams: What We Have Already Mastered & Developing Next Steps, 3-8

There are two key considerations when planning a curriculum that supports success with ELA exams: time and level of text complexity.  (continue reading)
Brett Whitmarsh Nov 28, 2017 9:14:40 AM

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