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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)

Should I Introduce Whole-Class Novels into My Readers Workshop?

if you have a good readers workshop going in your classroom I give you a hi-five and say keep it up! There are, though, a few caveats that might cause you to consider the whole class novel approach...  (continue reading)

A Student-Centered Approach to Whole-Class Novels

In this following video, Kate walks you through what you can expect to find in her new book, A Novel Approach, and shows you how you too can find a student-centered, balanced approach to teaching reading.  (continue reading)

What if I Love My Whole-Class Novels?

I believe we can teach whole class novels in ways that increase independence, ability, and engagement. We can keep our novels, but we may need to change the way we do them.  (continue reading)

Tips for Teaching the New Up the Ladder Information Writing Unit, 3-6

Tips for Teaching the New Up the Ladder Information Writing Unit, 3-6  (continue reading)

Launching a Strong Reading Workshop

Launching a Strong Reading Workshop  (continue reading)

What Do You Do With Your Struggling Readers and Writers: New Thoughts, New Ideas

What Do You Do With Your Struggling Readers and Writers: New Thoughts, New Ideas  (continue reading)

What Does Research Say Adolescent Readers Need?

What Does Research Say Adolescent Readers Need?  (continue reading)

The Importance of Choosing the Right Book: Lucy Calkins Discusses the Classroom Libraries

The Importance of Choosing the Right Book: Lucy Calkins Discusses the Classroom Libraries  (continue reading)

How to Support Student "Book Shopping" in Your Classroom

How to Support Student "Book Shopping" in Your Classroom  (continue reading)

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