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Curiosity and Questioning in the Classroom, K-5

A study written up by the Association for Psychological Science on factors that affect learning. Which traits help students to do well in school?  (continue reading)

Helping Kids Dig Deep & Fly High in Graphic Novels, 2-8

Think of the possibilities as graphic novels provide readers who might not be able to tackle higher-levels of text an inroad for high-level thinking work.  (continue reading)

Get Your Students to Write Well About Information and Topics They Care About in the World, 1-3

Information writing is one of those topics that can seem, on the outset, rather dull. It doesn't have to be that way. Here's how.  (continue reading)

Looking Ahead to the ELA Exams: What We Have Already Mastered & Developing Next Steps, 3-8

There are two key considerations when planning a curriculum that supports success with ELA exams: time and level of text complexity.  (continue reading)

Developing Robust If...Then... Units in Reading, K-5

This is part of the beauty of the Units of Study: the specificity and precision of the Unit books juxtaposed with the flexibility of the If…Then…Curriculum book.  (continue reading)

How to Plan for Book Clubs in Middle School

How to Plan for Book Clubs in Middle School  (continue reading)

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)

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)

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)

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

Establishing a Vibrant Community of Readers: Fostering Partnerships, Independence, and Courage  (continue reading)

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