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Developing Readers Isn’t as Easy as A-B-C and 1-2-3

Young readers get introduced to letters with rhythms, rhymes, songs, and chants, all of which are crafted to move quickly through the alphabet. A and Z get the…

Oct 13, 2018  |  By Stacey Abeyta
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Teacher Spotlight

Collaborative Classroom is honored to spotlight second-grade teacher Nicole Clardy from DeSoto ISD in Desoto, Texas, for our October Teacher Spotlight. Nicole appreciates how Collaborative Literacy incorporates engaging mentor texts that spiral content…

Oct 13, 2018  |  By Dawn Castilleja
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New Instructional Support for Kindergarten! Small-group Reading Set 1: Extended Instruction and Practice

Kindergarten teachers of Being a Reader, have you had students who have placed into Set 1 but struggled to make progress? If the answer is yes, then Set 1:…

Oct 6, 2018  |  By Gina Fugnitto
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Revised! RTI/MTSS Guidance for Reading Instruction in Collaborative Literacy

At Collaborative Classroom, we believe that providing students with a consistent scope and sequence and similar pedagogy in both Tier 1 and Tier 2 is the best instructional…

Oct 3, 2018  |  By Gina Fugnitto
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Teaching with Diverse and Global Literature

A Conversation with Jane Bean-Folkes I recently sat down with Jane Bean-Folkes to talk about her experiences as a researcher/ practitioner working on literacy issues. She is an…

Sep 29, 2018  |  By Jennie McDonald
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The Hard Work Before the Pencil Hits the Paper: Writing About Reading

Take a look at the three images below. What do they all have in common? Answer? They are all examples of common acronyms that are used by teachers…

Sep 28, 2018  |  By Sarah Catto
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