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November 29, 2019

The Literacy Principle

To develop students’ reading proficiency and motivation to read, we need to make daily teacher read alouds, instructional and independent reading, and writing about reading the...
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September 15, 2019

Reading Marries Writing!

By Ellin Keene It’s a bright autumn morning in your elementary or middle school classroom, early in the year, so much ahead—nothing quite like those early days of promise....
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Topics:   Education
August 31, 2019


Breathe in, Hold for 10, and Try These 5 Techniques that Ensure Students Do the Talking  by Laura Robb We all know the statistics and, well, we talk right over them!...
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August 10, 2019

Book Abandoners

By: Jen Serravallo Last fall, about a month into the school year, a reading specialist emailed me for help with a very common problem. I wrote back to her directly but...
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July 27, 2019

The Traditional Read Aloud: Let's Flip It!

By Lester Laminack Enjoy, as Lester guides you from teacher-centered to student-centered teacher read alouds! When you reach the end of an article, a story, or a book do...
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July 04, 2019

Time to Rethink Homework!

  By: Harvey Smokey Daniels The greatest source of tears and heartbreak in our family, over all of our child-raising years, was homework. Like by far. Like 90%. Those...
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June 14, 2019

Phonics Instruction? Answer, Not to Use Phonics When Reading.

Timothy Rasinski, Ph.D.  For many of you, the title of this blog entry may sound a bit nonsensical — Why teach something and then not use it?  But let me ask you to think...
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June 02, 2019

Making Kids Read Fast is NOT the Goal of Fluency Instruction; Making Meaning Is

Timothy Rasinski, Ph.D. In my previous blog posting for The Robb Review, I focused on what should be the real goal of phonics instruction – to get kids to the point where...
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May 18, 2019

STAMINA Readers Need It!

By: Laura Robb Most of us view stamina in reading as the ability to concentrate on reading for at least 30 minutes. And indeed, that is part of stamina! But there’s more to...
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April 19, 2019

If You Teach Someone to Fish

By: Jim Burke At a certain point in our lives, it becomes difficult to remember how awful (and, if we stick with it, wonderful) it can feel to learn how to do anything that...
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April 12, 2019

A Guide to Guided Reading 2.0 (Revised)

(An open invitation of vulnerability for my phonics colleagues) ©Google Images  By Cameron Carter It’s 9:00 a.m., and I’ve just sat down with my first guided...
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March 30, 2019

WANTED Words for Readers

WANTED…Words for Readers by Laura Robb Years ago, when I asked a seventh-grade student how I could help him with reading his response, “Give me words” replayed in my...
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