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September 27, 2020

Improve Students' Fluency, Vocabulary, & Comprehension with Guided Practice

By Laura Robb "The kids who can't read the grade level text listen to it so they are on the same page as students who can read the text. That's the only way I can have every...
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September 12, 2020

Why Poetry? Let Me Count the Ways

By Timothy Rasinski, Ph.D Anyone who has followed my work in the past knows that I am a huge advocate for the use of poetry (and song) in the literacy classroom for all...
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August 22, 2020

"Everything is Changing!" Or is it? Four Cornerstones for Teaching and Learning

By Tonya Gilchrist "Run often and fast, toward or away from something. Trust yourself to know which. And trust yourself to know when by the chanting clocks that hang on...
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June 08, 2020

How Poetry Changed Nicholas' Life

By Lois Letchford Living in Brisbane, Australia, my six-year-old son, Nicholas, failed first grade. The effects of going to school showed themselves through his quietness,...
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May 17, 2020

Independent Reading Always Matters

By Laura Robb Most schools had twenty-four hours to close down. There wasn't time to consider checking out books for students or ensuring each child had a computer or...
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April 24, 2020

Remote Learning and The Principle of School Culture

America and the world are experiencing a time of significant change, a time of great challenges. Educators, with little to no warning, have had to transition learning and...
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April 05, 2020

Connecting Matters When We Work Alone

By Laura Robb Teachers, school leaders, parents, and children are facing many challenges after states shut down schools to keep everyone safe during the COVID-19 pandemic....
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March 08, 2020

Reading IS the Best Intervention

by Laura Robb Each year, education publishers, promote programs that offer guarantees for boosting reading scores and transforming striving readers into students who read...
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February 14, 2020

The Fearlessness of Squirrels

By Lester Laminack One morning at breakfast I noticed Steve, with coffee mug in midair, staring through the windows into the woods behind our house. I sat quietly...
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January 25, 2020

There's Power in the Reflective Reader and Writer

By Cameron Carter As teachers, we make thousands of decisions a day. We often reflect on these decisions and wonder, “Was the decision I made the right one?” or “How could...
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January 14, 2020

Helping Students Find Their Voice In A World That Really Needs Them

By Gary Armida As an English Teacher, I believe that the single most important thing we can do for our students is to arm them with the skills to use their voice to make a...
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December 14, 2019

Teaching Reading is an Art as well as a Science

Timothy Rasinski, Ph.D. Kent State University “It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” Albert Einstein “I would...
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