Teacher Scholarship Program
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Following the recent release of dismal NAEP scores in reading what can literacy leaders learn from schools and districts where reading scores have been improving during the same time period?
In this new series, we’ll explore the “Big Ten” executive function skills and investigate how students’ difficulties with these skills impact their literacy learning. The series will also discuss specific supports that can assist teachers and students with executive function strategies.
Collaborative writing is a practice that supports both student engagement and growth in writing skills. In this post we will highlight how we built collaboration when teaching a specific writing strategy, sentence combining.
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All about reading comprehension, its synergistic relationship with word recognition instruction, and effective practices for building a body of knowledge.
Learn how the Read2Succeed (R2S) tutoring program uses SIPPS to support kindergarteners and their R2S tutors in providing reading instruction.
For decades, teachers of writing have understood that intentionally building a classroom writing community is far more than just a way to help students work well with classmates and stay engaged, though these are worthwhile outcomes, too. In fact we know—both through our own action research and from empirical studies of numerous classrooms—that learning to write within a writing community is what ultimately leads to the success of individual writers.
We interview first grade teachers Brittany Hetland and Sara Heninger of The Bolles School in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida about their Being a Reader implementation.
In this spotlight, second grade teacher Casey Estabrooks of Livonia, NY shares about his journey with SIPPS (Systematic Instruction in Phonological Awareness, Phonics, and Sight Words) and how Collaborative Coach has impacted him as an educator.
We’re delighted to feature an interview with Arizona MOWR (Move on When Reading) Specialist Laura Mayer, who uses SIPPS (Systematic Instruction in Phonological Awareness, Phonics, and Sight Words) for intervention in grades 1–4 in the Cartwright School District in Phoenix, AZ.
How a Teacher Scholarship of SIPPS materials made a big difference for a struggling 5th grade reader.
"We saw incredible reading growth this year," say teachers at independent college prep Brookstone School in Columbus, GA, describing their K–5 Collaborative Literacy implementation.
What does powerful, effective professional learning look like for educators? In this blog post, we explore the best practices and support structures create the ideal conditions for teacher learning.
Engaging in individualized coaching strengthened this literacy coach's work supporting teachers implementing SIPPS (Systematic Instruction in Phonological Awareness, Phonics, and Sight Words).
What exactly is orthographic mapping and how does it relate to comprehension? We explore this topic in our Structured Literacy blog series.
Aligning tiers of instruction between Being a Reader and SIPPS has accelerated the reading development of students at Middlesex Elementary.
Dr. Jones helped identify her district’s need for high-quality foundational skills instruction. Carteret Public School District piloted and then adopted SIPPS (Systematic Instruction in Phonological Awareness, Phonics, and Sight Words.)
What happens when a district invests in asynchronous, personalized, curriculum-specific coaching at scale? Massachusetts-based Springfield Public Schools made this investment, enrolling 50 educators to participate in the Winter…
Under Chris Ann’s leadership, SIPPS has become Bonita Unified School District's foundational skills program. During this time, the district been recognized for its excellence in reading comprehension and its commitment to reach all readers, receiving the number-one ranking on the California Reading Report Card.
To be a third grade student in Mr. Fells’ classroom at Manzanita Elementary School was to be one of the luckiest kids ever. He called our classroom the white whale because it was a blindingly white, single wide trailer.