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Reimagine Your Phonics Curriculum with the New Units of Study in Phonics!

Lucy Calkins and her colleagues have developed a new Units of Study for Phonics for K-1 that will release early this summer. This new resource will help early educators provide an accessible introduction to phonics.  (continue reading)

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)

Write About History in Writing Workshop and Across the Day, 3-8

As students move up the grades and further in their history educations, they will be expected to write about it in increasingly sophisticated ways.  (continue reading)

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)

Supporting Oral Language Development in Writing Workshop, 1-4

Because of the myriad ways writing workshop and oral language development are linked, it’s hard to tell where one ends and the other begins.  (continue reading)

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)

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)

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