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Learning By Doing: Experiencing the Power of Being a Writer Through the Eyes of a New Consultant

It’s hard being the new kid on the block. Whether you are a student looking into a sea of unfamiliar faces in a new school, a beginning teacher…

Dec 9, 2019  |  By Karen Ladinsky
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An Interview with Saadia Faruqi

If you haven’t heard of Saadia Faruqi yet, you will soon because she seems to be everywhere at once these days. Her popular early reader series Yasmin has…

Nov 18, 2019  |  By Jennie McDonald
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Stacey Abeyta’s Continued Reflection on IDR Conferences

I am always so appreciative of Stacey Abeyta! Stacey has taught and coached Collaborative Classroom programs for over 18 years. She is constantly reflecting on her practice and…

Nov 15, 2019  |  By Gina Fugnitto
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The new issue of the Collaborative Circle is available!

Learn about our research-based approach to reading and writing instruction, as well as key points in effective intervention. We’re also delighted to spotlight how one veteran middle-school teacher…

Nov 13, 2019
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Why Making Meaning Comprehension Assessments Are Superior Assessments

Although the assessments in Making Meaning are a natural part of the instruction and very simple to give, the information they glean about students’ thinking is deep and…

Nov 7, 2019  |  By Kathy King-Dickman
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Being a Reader and Making Meaning Grading Support, Grades K–1

Kindergarten and first-grade teachers of Making Meaning and Being a Reader, let’s jump right into the hot topic of assessments and grading! Assessments Let’s start by considering the…

Oct 29, 2019  |  By Ashley Kohn
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