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How Independent are Our Students: Mid Year Check-In, K-8

To assess for independence, probably the most important assessment is observational: what do you notice when you sit back and simply watch. You might come up with a checklist to guide your observations, something that would work across subjects areas.  (continue reading)
Anna Cockerille Dec 11, 2018 7:30:00 AM

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

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

The Life Cycle of a Post It: Management, Functionality, and Benefits of Capturing our Ideas on Post Its

At this week’s TCRWP Twitter chat, Lizzie Petkanics and Kristi Guinness will lead a discussion on the management, functionality and benefits of helping your readers to build a richer sticky note practice.  (continue reading)
Anna Cockerille Sep 25, 2018 12:38:54 PM

Math In Practice: Starting School Soon?

As you start preparing to launch a new school year, join author Sue O’Connell and thousands of educators for a slow chat about important questions in elementary math teaching.  (continue reading)
Josh Evans Aug 6, 2018 10:41:11 AM

Support Students to Learn and Use Phonics All Day Long, K-2

Teachers must face the difficult decision of how to balance time between authentic reading and writing and the rigorous word work students need.  (continue reading)
Frances Lown Jan 23, 2018 10:27:16 AM

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)
Frances Lown Dec 19, 2017 9:48:01 AM

Rethinking Math Homework, a Twitter Chat with Sue O'Connell

Math in Practice lead author Sue O'Connell hosted aTwitter chat in order to open up the discussion on math homework. Follow along here.  (continue reading)
Frances Lown Nov 20, 2017 11:03:48 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

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