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What Geico Can Teach Us About Close Reads (Part 1)

Before we begin today’s post, take 33 seconds and watch the following video: [youtube_video id=”raPLzhzxAeU”] While  school-aged children are not the target market for Geico Insurance, videos such as this one can serve as an interesting medium for teaching children to read closely.When we showed this commercial to a small group of intermediate and middle…

Four Types of Text Complexity

As we think about text complexity, we keep going back to these questions: Does the book offer readers a lot to think about? Something to figure out? Something that pulls them back into the text? In many conversations about text complexity there seems to be some confusion about print elements (decoding work) vs. “story” elements…

Writing the Standards in Haiku

Let’s face it, reading the standards isn’t like reading The Hunger Games.  The Common Core is dense and saddles educators with the same requirement the standards demand of students: close, careful reading.  As a teacher educator, I feel the full weight of this responsibility.  If I don’t fully understand what the standards are saying, I…

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)