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How Do the Common Core Reading Standards Honor Practice? (Part 2)

In Part 1 of this series, we discussed how the writing standards explicitly addressed the importance of practice in anchor standard 10, clearly communicating to educators that the only way to produce clear, coherent arguments, narrative, and informative texts is through dedicating large amounts of time to practice.  When looking at the reading standards, the…

Weekend Round Up January 12

Monday Happy January! In this post we offer an annotated list of upcoming Burkins & Yaris events, including a journal article, an IRA pre-convention institute, a radio show, and a webinar. Tuesday Seizing the Teriyaki In this post, we think about the New Year and answering the perpetual question, “How do we make things better?”…

How to write bespoke narrative essay?

A narrative essay is probably one of the most interesting types of essay because it provides you with the opportunity to think and write about yourself and your real-life experience.

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)