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What Is a Minilesson and Why Is It Mini?

The goal is to teach students one thing in a very short amount of time. Why? A blog from the authors of A Teacher's Guide to Writing Workshop Minilessons, Lisa Eickholdt and Patricia Vitale-Reilly.  (continue reading)

Focus on One Essential Teaching Practice

A fresh look at foundational, student-centered practices for pre-service and veteran teachers.  (continue reading)

Strengths-Based Writing Support: Three Powerful Instructional Moves that Promote Differentiation, Choice, and a Spirit of Inquiry

We want to use authentic instructional moves that offer support to all learners across the day. Here are three moves that will ensure all learners have choices and opportunities...  (continue reading)

Developing Communication Skills Through Whole-Class Conversation

Now, more than ever, our students need effective communication skills to be successful, happy, and productive citizens of our classrooms and our world.  (continue reading)

Patricia Vitale-Reilly on Instilling Strong Study Skills

Patricia Vitale-Reilly's book Supporting Struggling Learners: 50 Instructional Moves for the Classroom Teacher provides practical strategies for empowering students with the right tools to grow and learn. In this video, Patricia talks about providing strong study skills.  (continue reading)

Cultivating Focus in the K-8 Classroom

It may seem strange to think about cultivating focus. Although natural abilities can vary, focus can be improved, cultivated, and taught.  (continue reading)

A Special NCTE-Edition Heinemann Podcast Roundup

Whether you were able to attend the conference or not, we've compiled some favorite Heinemann podcasts with authors who presented at this year's NCTE17.  (continue reading)

Helping Struggling Learners to Show Understanding

For a variety of reasons, expressing understanding is hard for many struggling learners.  (continue reading)

With Struggling Learners, Embrace The Power of Yet

When we have a mindset that trusts that all students can grow, we can move struggling learners to a place of great joy and success.  (continue reading)

On the Podcast: Supporting Struggling Learners with Patricia Vitale-Reilly

Today on the podcast, Supporting Struggling Learners with Patricia Vitale-Reilly  (continue reading)

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