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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

Getting Started with the Units of Study

I'm hearing from lots of people whose schools are launching or preparing to launch Units of Study in reading, writing or phonics—and I’ve been getting many requests for advice on how to make sure the work is successful. Here are my thoughts.  (continue reading)
Steph George Apr 23, 2018 4:24:55 PM

Keep Nonfiction Reading Alive All Year Long, K-8

All students, those that gravitate toward nonfiction and those that don’t, need opportunities to engage with nonfiction not just during nonfiction reading units, but all year long.  (continue reading)
Anna Cockerille Mar 27, 2018 9:07:00 AM

Powerful Interventions for Kids Who are Stuck at a Reading Level, 3-8

In the upper grades, students don’t often move up reading levels as quickly as they do when they are younger. But that said, it’s still important to take note when a student has been in the same level for what seems like too long.  (continue reading)
Anna Cockerille Mar 12, 2018 5:22:16 PM

What's Most Important In Helping Students Prepare for Tests, 3-8

At this week’s TCRWP Twitter chat, Janet Steinberg, Research and Data Manager for the TCRWP, and staff developer Rhea Royster will lead a chat on what is most important in helping students in grades 3-8 prepare for tests.  (continue reading)
Anna Cockerille Mar 6, 2018 3:49:34 PM

Tap the Power: Tips for Maximizing the Reading and Writing Progressions in Your Teaching, 3-6

Because learning progressions are progressive and precise, they are an invaluable tool for teaching and for assessment.  (continue reading)
Anna Cockerille Feb 20, 2018 5:51:35 PM

Lifting the Level of Your Character Work in Reading and Writing About Reading

Readers who read strictly for plot nearly always remain stuck in literal interpretations of text, and typically struggle with more complex reading skills.  (continue reading)
Lauren Audet Jan 8, 2018 5:50:47 PM

Creating Powerful Book Clubs 4-8

Creating Powerful Book Clubs 4-8  (continue reading)
Brett Whitmarsh Jan 2, 2018 4:18:54 PM

Ways to Support All Readers in Our Classrooms K-8

The kinds of readers that enter our classrooms are vast. Some read voraciously, and benefit from help tailoring reading plans to push their thinking to more nuanced levels. Some slog through books, wi  (continue reading)
Brett Whitmarsh Oct 31, 2017 12:01:51 AM

Gearing up for a Powerful Launch to a New Year: Reflecting on the August Teachers College Reading Institute

Gearing up for a Powerful Launch to a New Year: Reflecting on the August Teachers College Reading Institute  (continue reading)
Brett Whitmarsh Aug 8, 2017 4:36:56 AM

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