Gina Fugnitto's picture
1 day 3 hours ago
Are you looking for support in teaching letter names? At this time of year, teachers of our youngest students are getting out our alphabet puzzle, letter stamps, modeling clay, and other favorite letter-review materials. Many of our youngest students come to school...
Gina Fugnitto's picture
4 weeks 3 days ago
Recently, I was looking for information about IDR conferences and ran across my colleague Stacey Abeyta’s 2010 blog on IDR Conference Tips. After reading the blog and considering that it was written 7 years ago, I decided to pose a question to Stacey on our...
Gina Fugnitto's picture
4 weeks 3 days ago
Recently, I was looking for information about IDR conferences and ran across my colleague Stacey Abeyta’s 2010 blog on IDR Conference Tips. After reading the blog and considering that it was written 7 years ago, I decided to pose a question to Stacey on our...
Ann H. Leon's picture
4 weeks 4 days ago
Read Part 1 of this blog here. The IES: What Works Clearinghouse Practice Guide Foundational Skills to Support Reading for Understanding in Kindergarten Through 3rd Grade includes four basic evidence-based principles for early literacy instruction. The suggestions for...
Elizabeth English's picture
5 weeks 3 days ago
For as long as I can remember, I have been terrified of expressing myself artistically. Even in the privacy of my own world, knowing full well that I could hide any attempts from the eyes of others, I have been paralyzed to put pencil, crayon, or paintbrush to paper....
Gina Fugnitto's picture
5 weeks 4 days ago
We are excited to share that the Individualized Daily Reading (IDR) libraries from Collaborative Classroom were revised! How were the IDR libraries originally developed? The books in the IDR libraries were selected by a group of classroom teachers and children’...
Jennie McDonald's picture
5 weeks 5 days ago
Dr. Jonda C. McNair brings valued experience and perspective to topics that are fundamental to Center for the Collaborative Classroom (CCC). She is a professor of literacy education at Clemson University in South Carolina (specializing in children’s...
Ann H. Leon's picture
5 weeks 5 days ago
The IES: What Works Clearinghouse Practice Guide Foundational Skills to Support Reading for Understanding in Kindergarten Through 3rd Grade includes four basic evidence-based principles for early literacy instruction. The suggestions for best practice are in line with...
Paul Houston's picture
5 weeks 5 days ago
There is a song from the play "South Pacific" referring to racism that goes, “You’ve got have to be taught to hate and fear, You’ve got to be taught from year to year, It’s got to be drummed in your dear little ear, you’ve got to...
Gina Fugnitto's picture
6 weeks 5 days ago
In my previous blog, we grappled with the question: Why do students need to know 21 letter names before they are placed in small-group reading groups?  In that blog, I shared the practice and the data-driven answer to why we use 21 letter names as a placement...