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Mini to Extreme Makeovers: Classroom Library Edition (K-8)

If your classroom library is still a work in progress, don’t worry - with some planning, organization, and creativity, you can turn your classroom library into a truly inspiring place.  (continue reading)
Anna Cockerille Jul 17, 2018 11:13:23 AM

Ways to Orient and Immerse Yourself with Upper and Middle Grade Must-Reads (5-8)

A classroom library is the at the heart of reading instruction. The kinds of texts students encounter in their library will help shape the kinds of readers they become.  (continue reading)
Anna Cockerille Jul 10, 2018 10:12:28 AM

New Units of Study in Phonics from Lucy Calkins and TCRWP

Today on the Heinemann Podcast, Lucy Calkins, author and series editor of the Units of Study for Reading and Writing, shares in her own words the latest, groundbreaking work to come out of the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project: the new Units of Study in Phonics for grades K–2.  (continue reading)
Steph George Jul 3, 2018 4:00:00 AM

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

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