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Talking About the Common Core — BlogTalk Radio

This week, we’ve been thinking about our goals for the new year, one of which includes pushing ourselves beyond our comfort zones to try new things.  Today, Ben Curran of Engaging Educators gave us the opportunity to do just that by inviting us to talk with him on his blogtalk radio show. Neither of us have…

A Response from Expeditionary Learning

On September 25th, Expeditionary Learning’s module on human rights prompted us to write a blog titled A Cautionary Tale: The Difference Between Close Reading and Rereading. In this post, we wrote about Kim’s son, Nathan, who came home on the ninth day of fifth grade sobbing because he had been reading the preamble and article…

Expository Text Structures: Book Reviews (Description)

OVERVIEW Most descriptive text structures begin by stating the idea or concept that is the focus of a text. For example, Your Skeletal System from the How Does Your Body Work? series (Lerner) introduces readers to the skeletal system and describes in detail its importance to the human body. Furthermore, a descriptive text structure may also…

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)