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The majority of men and women choose teaching as a profession because they want to help children in elementary, middle, and high school. Teachers know that they serve children and that their job is to develop children’s curiosity, their thirst...
It’s that time again: new books to sort; notebooks and pencils to give to students; designing inviting learning spaces and experiences.
We live in an era of unfunded mandates where at the state and federal level, schools are told what to do.
For years, researchers like Dick Allington, P. David Pearson, Irene Fountas, and Gay Su Pinnell have advised teachers to take students where they are and move them forward. Now with the charge of every students reading complex texts at the end of...
In the eighties and nineties, lots of research was done that linked young children’s writing to learning to read.
Prepare children for school success by talking to them throughout their infancy.
Recent results of the NAEP tests, the nations report card, show that we need to teach tier-3 vocabulary in all subjects.
Matching just-right instruction to the needs of each learner is a powerful and effective way to help all children succeed.
Along with teaching students how to apply strategies to build comprehension, it’s crucial to motivate them to read.
Becoming an independent reader, like improving in football or in playing the piano, requires practice. I want students to choose books they’re interested in reading – books that are easy and enjoyable, akin to the material you read for pleasure,...