Peter Brunn's picture
1 week 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
2 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
3 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
4 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
4 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
4 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
5 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...
Jolynn Bernard's picture
6 weeks 2 days ago
How much time do your students engage in independent reading each day, where you are actively participating in the process? To grow as readers, children need time to read. The more they read the better readers they can become. I often ask children how much time they...
Gina Fugnitto's picture
6 weeks 4 days ago
Last school year, you might remember that I challenged you to find the content, assessment and technology features gems in Making Meaning. I share about the Resource Sheet for IDR Conferences, Building a Body of Knowledge: The Animal World and The Power of...
Lenora Forsythe's picture
7 weeks 1 day ago
Independent Work in Being a Reader provides the students with choice in what they do as they read, write, and complete word work independently. The students have time for extensive practice on concepts and skills that are taught in 
a whole-class setting across...