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WDTW Full-Day Workshop in Dallas 2017

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What vs. How & Pre-reading Strategies, Part 3:The Strategy of the Strong

We’ve spent this week looking closely at the three pre-reading strategies David Coleman addresses in his video series Bringing the Common Core to Life. Today we consider the last strategy, setting a purpose for students before they read. Here is the excerpt of the related passage from the transcript of the video: And the third…

Academic Vocabulary 101 (and 102 and 103)

  Recently, Kim has been able to boast that her sons, ages 10 and 12, can use the words erudite, amity, dauntless, candor and abnegation in conversation with relative ease. To most, this seems particularly impressive because many adults don’t even know what all of these words mean. Most people who notice her boys’ vocabulary…

You Open A Box With Your Mind

Between us, we have six sons, which means our houses are full of packaged products. We open everything from bags of bread and boxes of teabags to DVD cases and Valentine cards. Last week, one of Jan’s sons sought to soothe a sore throat with a cup of peppermint tea. He tore into the new…

What Teachers are Saying...

This is a book that needed to be written…

Joan Moser of “The 2 Sisters"

2016-07-27T11:29:54+00:00

Joan Moser of “The 2 Sisters"

Reading Wellness reminds us that nothing is more essential to our classrooms than caring for our children’s minds, beliefs, and passions. It is a prescription for student-centered instruction in the truest sense.

Christopher Lehman

2016-07-27T11:39:42+00:00

Christopher Lehman

So many people have said that your session was the best staff development that we have had at our school – we all desperately want you to come back…

Jan Busey, Estes Elementary, Literacy Coach, Buncombe County Schools, North Carolina

2016-07-27T11:41:06+00:00

Jan Busey, Estes Elementary, Literacy Coach, Buncombe County Schools, North Carolina

They came in with ideas and lessons that have empowered the teachers to revisit their ‘inner teacher’ and opened the door to creative thinking again. As one teacher stated, ‘What better way to spend my day!

Sandy Keaton, Elementary Language Arts Instructional Facilitator, Howard County Schools, Maryland

2016-07-27T11:42:23+00:00

Sandy Keaton, Elementary Language Arts Instructional Facilitator, Howard County Schools, Maryland

The logic of its argument is all but impossible to deny. Burkins and Yaris make their call to change hard to resist.

Illinois Reading Council Journal (Fall 2016)

2017-04-05T13:49:53+00:00

Illinois Reading Council Journal (Fall 2016)