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Reading with Presence Podcast with Marilyn Pryle

How do we encourage students to genuinely engage with challenging or difficult texts? Today on the Heinemann Podcast, Marilyn Pryle, author of “Reading with Presence” suggests a method of writing and sharing reading responses, which differ from the usual short essay answer.  (continue reading)
Steph George Oct 11, 2018 4:00:00 AM

Carol Jago on Choosing the Right Book

Confident readers know how to choose books. Which is not to say that we are immune to error. Every avid reader has experienced book droughts where nothing you pick up has what you are looking for.  (continue reading)
Steph George Oct 10, 2018 6:43:00 AM

Balancing Volume & Writing About Reading, 3-8

Most reading workshop experts suggest that students spend no more than 10% of their reading time writing about reading. During the other 90% of reading time, students should be reading, engrossed in books they can read with a high level of accuracy in order to achieve the kind of reading volume that leads to maximum growth.  (continue reading)
Anna Cockerille Oct 9, 2018 10:30:10 AM

What Does It Mean to Read With Presence?

When we want nothing from a text but what it might have to offer our minds and spirits on its own terms, we read with presence.  (continue reading)
Steph George Aug 27, 2018 8:48:00 AM

A Peek at A Novel Approach Videos: Mini Lesson, Conferring, and Read Aloud with Kate Roberts

Here, Kate Roberts shares just a few extended classroom clips from her book, A Novel Approach. In this blog, you'll get a chance to watch Kate confer with two different students, and see how Kate structures a mini-less and read aloud.  (continue reading)
Lauren Audet Aug 3, 2018 10:26:17 AM

Cultivate Reading and Learning

Before we were teachers, we were readers−readers who understand the power reading has to change our lives from the new characters we meet, the new places we visit, and the new lessons we learn.  (continue reading)
Steph George Jun 20, 2018 7:36:00 AM

Wrap-Up: PLC Series 2017-2018

Here are all of the posts from the year, listed with their guiding questions, so you can easily find those that might support your professional learning this summer and into next school year.  (continue reading)
Jaclyn Karabinas Jun 4, 2018 12:01:00 AM

Why Whole-Class Novels Can Be a Good Thing

Reading whole-class novels is the way many of us were taught and the way that many of us learned to teach. A class of students reading the same book while being led through the work by an experienced teacher is so ingrained that some of us did not even consider it a method of teaching.  (continue reading)
Frances Lown May 24, 2018 10:39:27 AM

Making the Most of Our Read Aloud Across the Day: Reading, Writing, and Content Area, K-8

If you read aloud regularly to your students, you know: there is no time in the day quite like read aloud time. A good read aloud can bring a group together like nothing else, can provide a foundation of camaraderie, trust, and respect in a classroom.  (continue reading)
Anna Cockerille Apr 18, 2018 10:27:17 AM

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)
Steph George Apr 17, 2018 2:43:31 PM

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