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Weekend Round-Up: August 25

Monday The More You Know: The Appendage to the Appendix In this post, we call your attention to a recently released document revealing additional research and thinking about text complexity. Tuesday Braving the Complexity Beast In this post we look at the range of lexile levels recommended by the new appendage to Appendix A which…

More Than Sparkly

  Hello again, readers!  After two weeks of curating our previous posts and putting them together in ways that allow people to access similar topics easily, we are excited to get back to our regular blogging! 🙂 As we were busy creating digests of our posts, we heard from one of our readers, Patti Austin,…

Teaching Perspective

  This scene from the Dead Poet’s Society begins with  Mr. Keating standing upon his desk asking his students the question, “Why do I stand up here?” One student suggests that he wants to feel taller, but Mr. Keating quickly squashes that notion and says, “I stand upon my desk to remind myself that we…

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)