Stephen Levay's picture
1 week 3 days ago
The research could not be clearer: elementary school programs that promote students’ social and emotional development are vitally important. They substantially advance academic achievement and improve prosocial behavior while the reduce stress and behavioral...
Gina Fugnitto's picture
2 weeks 4 days ago
As we say farewell to the 2016–17 school year, we offer a few end-of-year considerations for managing the SIPPS program through to next year. The SIPPS K–3 and 4–12 Placement Assessments The placement tests are not a pre- and post-test. The... (1)
Gina Fugnitto's picture
3 weeks 2 days ago
As we say farewell to the 2016–17 school year, we offer a few end-of-year considerations for managing the Being a Reader small groups on to the next year. The Being a Reader Placement Assessment The placement test is not designed to be pre- and post-test. The...
Peter Brunn's picture
5 weeks 4 days ago
Spring is here and it is still raining in California! It’s been keeping us inside and busy developing and planning. As you plan the rest of your school year, here are some resources we hope you find useful. Upcoming Complimentary Webinars We have a number of...
Kathy King-Dickman's picture
6 weeks 4 days ago
 “Mrs. D, Travis ain’t a good reader. Why he don’t read no better than I do. We got lots of good readers in our class, but Travis, he ain’t one of ‘em.” This bold statement was made by Travis’ best friend during my...
Megan Green's picture
7 weeks 2 days ago
Summer will be here before we know it! Do you know what you're doing? Often we don’t think about our goals for kids before we plan our summer programming. Summer is a great time for kids to get excited and experience learning in a different way, but planning...
Veronica Vasquez's picture
8 weeks 2 days ago
All our students bring such richness to our schools. Second language learners in particular bring unique perspectives to the table. I can attest to this as a second language learner myself. As an ELL teacher, I realized early on that we should consider these unique...
Gina Fugnitto's picture
8 weeks 2 days ago
Early writing develops on a foundation of oral language, drawing, and phonics instruction. As students become familiar with concepts of print, they begin to understand that marks on a page communicate meaning. They start to draw pictures, write symbols, and eventually...
Veronica Vasquez's picture
8 weeks 2 days ago
What is the affective filter? The "affective filter" is a theoretical construct in second language acquisition that attempts to explain the emotional variables associated with the success or failure of acquiring a second language. The affective filter is an...
Gina Fugnitto's picture
9 weeks 5 days ago
The Skill Practice Teaching Guide, along with the accompanying Student Skill Practice Book, provides coverage of grade-level Common Core State Standards for language. It includes 30 mini-lessons in grammar, usage, and mechanics skills that can be used to supplement the...