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Empowering Students to Lead with Ownership and Independence Across Our Workshops, K-8

At this point in the year, it’s important to take stock of how your students are progressing toward independence and whether it would be helpful to shine a light on this all-important focus.  (continue reading)
Anna Cockerille Dec 4, 2018 10:02:15 AM

Reflecting on the August Teachers College Writing Institute

This week is the August Writing Institute at The Teachers College Reading and Writing Project. There, Thousands of educators from all over the country and world are learning, thinking and writing together.  (continue reading)
Anna Cockerille Jul 31, 2018 9:10:42 AM

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

How to Plan for Book Clubs in Middle School

How to Plan for Book Clubs in Middle School  (continue reading)
Ashley Puffer Oct 17, 2017 4:37:35 AM

Tools Don't Teach, Teachers Do! Using Tools to Support Our Teaching & Teach to Independence

Building a strong workshop practice is similar to building a house. Doing it successfully takes the right tools.  (continue reading)
Lauren Audet Oct 16, 2017 4:23:56 PM

Teaching Middle School Reading Units of Study: Tips from the Authors

Teachers of middle school reading have their own, unique set of challenges. Some of these hopes for middle school readers might resonate with you:  (continue reading)
Lauren Audet Oct 10, 2017 5:00:13 PM

Amplifying Student Voice Through Writing Workshop, 3-12

When we teach students to express themselves well in writing, we are doing so much more than simply helping them to do better on school assignments.  (continue reading)
Lauren Audet Oct 3, 2017 3:55:04 AM

Establishing a Vibrant Community of Readers: Fostering Partnerships, Independence, and Courage

Establishing a Vibrant Community of Readers: Fostering Partnerships, Independence, and Courage  (continue reading)
Lauren Audet Sep 19, 2017 10:30:59 AM

What Does Research Say Adolescent Readers Need?

What Does Research Say Adolescent Readers Need?  (continue reading)
Ashley Puffer Jun 23, 2017 2:26:58 PM

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