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Reflecting on the June Teachers College Writing Institute (K-8)

This week, institute season kicks off at The Reading and Writing Project, as thousands of educators gather at Teachers College in New York City to reflect upon, reinvigorate, and refine their teaching of writing.  (continue reading)
Anna Cockerille Jun 19, 2018 9:36:48 AM

Recharge, Renew, Reflect: Using the Summer Months to Make the Next School Year the Best Ever (K-8)

If you are an educator with some time away from school this summer, hopefully you are using a lot of it to recharge. This time to re-anchor to what energizes you is crucial and much-needed.  (continue reading)
Anna Cockerille Jun 12, 2018 10:02:52 AM

Summer is for Reading: Making Vacation Reading Accessible and Irresistible, K-8

As we move into the summer months, many kids will have a lot of hours to fill. As teachers, we have a lot of power to make sure that at least some of kids’ time this summer is taken up with reading.  (continue reading)
Anna Cockerille Jun 5, 2018 11:00:45 AM

Keeping Engagement High As Your Writing Workshop Winds Down, K-8

The whole class, teacher included, is feeling it: the approach of summer, marked by warmer days and possibly by shorter attention spans.  (continue reading)
Anna Cockerille May 29, 2018 5:05:53 PM

Helping Students Use Tools and Charts to Reflect on Their Best Work, K-8

Helping students to reflect on all they’ve accomplished in a way that celebrates the leaps they’ve made and highlights what they’d still like to tackle will set them up for the strongest finish to the school year.  (continue reading)
Anna Cockerille May 22, 2018 7:17:00 AM

Ways to Orient and Immerse Yourself in the New Middle School Units of Study Reading, 6-8

It’s a wonderful feeling when a new teaching resource arrives, along with it a sense of rejuvenation, creativity, and thoughtful anticipation about how one’s teaching will shift for the better.  (continue reading)
Anna Cockerille May 15, 2018 5:28:54 PM

Phonics is for Reading and Writing

In a recent series of short video interviews, Lucy Calkins and her TCRWP coauthors discussed the guiding principles they had in mind while creating the forthcoming Units of Study in Phonics. Watch the videos below to discover the why the authors paid particular attention to transfer and engagement.  (continue reading)
Ashley Puffer May 11, 2018 12:03:00 AM

Keeping Literacy Strong During the Summer, K-8

For many teachers and students, the summer months are a chance to change pace, to dig in to projects of personal interest, and just…breathe. But for many kids, summer is also a time when learning grinds to a halt.  (continue reading)
Anna Cockerille May 8, 2018 9:21:33 AM

Previewing Our New Phonics Units of Study

At this week's TCRWP Twitter Chat, phonics gurus and co-authors Natalie Louis and Rachel Rothman will lead a discussion previewing this exciting new series.  (continue reading)
Anna Cockerille May 1, 2018 11:24:24 AM

Reviving Your Workshops After Testing, Grades 3-8

At this week’s TCRWP Twitter chat, Katy Wischow and Audra Robb will lead a discussion on recharging your workshops after testing. If you or your students are experiencing post-testing slump, don’t miss our experts chatting about how to combat that in fresh, exciting ways.  (continue reading)
Anna Cockerille Apr 24, 2018 6:14:00 AM

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