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Time for Transfer! Using & Reusing Charts & Tools Kids Have Accessed Throughout the Year into Upcoming Units & Into Life, K-8

There are many things that can be done to help students use everything they know even when there isn’t an adult right next to them to remind them to do it.  (continue reading)
Elizabeth Moore Apr 16, 2019 7:24:00 AM

Building on the Work of Previous Units to Boost the Level of Nonfiction Engagement and Agency, Grades 3-5

April is a time of year the time of year when seasons change. From winter to spring for some. From basketball to baseball others. From fiction to nonfiction for others. However, when seasons change, it doesn’t mean we throw out everything and start all over again from scratch.  (continue reading)
Elizabeth Moore Apr 2, 2019 8:01:00 AM

Five Kinds of Nonfiction: Rethinking Your Book Collection, K-8

Consider your nonfiction collection in your own classroom, as well as the way that you use nonfiction texts with your students. Do you read aloud nonfiction for enjoyment? Do your students know how to approach different types of nonfiction reading with different strategies?  (continue reading)
Elizabeth Moore Mar 19, 2019 7:49:00 AM

The Power of Talk in a Writing Workshop, K-5

Student conversations about writing, whether with a peer or a supportive adult, can provide powerful support on multiple levels. Opportunities to talk during writing workshop might take the form of rehearsal for writing, problem solving, reflection, feedback, or goal setting.  (continue reading)
Elizabeth Moore Feb 26, 2019 7:26:00 AM

Leading a Small Group Should be No Big Deal, K-5

Not only can teachers be flexible with what is taught to a small group of students, but also how it is taught can be differentiated according to how much teacher scaffolding, or how much student independence is appropriate for the students in that group.  (continue reading)
Elizabeth Moore Feb 19, 2019 11:45:50 AM

Assessment, Assessment, Assessment! Tips on Managing, Teaching, and Discussing Student Progress, K-5

Consider how well you know your students by this time of year. By now you know about their interests, hobbies, favorite sports, and so much more. The best literacy assessments help you to get to know another side to your students--as readers and writers.  (continue reading)
Elizabeth Moore Feb 11, 2019 10:48:10 AM

Powering Up Partnerships in Reading & Writing Workshop, K-5

In reading and writing workshop, strategic partnerships can help us provide an audience, built-in feedback provider, and peer-reviewer for every student. While we can’t clone ourselves and have a teacher next to every student, we can set up partnerships that support, motivate, and inspire.  (continue reading)
Elizabeth Moore Jan 15, 2019 9:23:05 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

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

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