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Cultivating Student Talk

The primacy of oral language to literacy development is not a new idea. Wilkinson (1965, 3-5) asserted this thinking decades ago and Britton (1983, 11) poetically noted, “Reading…

Feb 4, 2019  |  By Kim Gilbert
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Engaging in Effective Vocabulary Instruction

When Willow Morningside visited Emma Martel’s class, she wanted to know just what was being taught at Wyoming Indian Elementary on the Wind River Reservation that would cause…

Jan 18, 2019  |  By Kathy King-Dickman
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Using Making Meaning in a Student-Centered Coaching Approach

As professionals, we can all agree that the goal of school-based coaching is to improve student learning by providing teachers with continuous, relevant, and job-embedded support. But what…

Jan 10, 2019  |  By Ann Stewart
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Enhancing Individualized Daily Reading (IDR) by Setting Book Goals

Last October I sat in a library crowded with middle school teachers on the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota as they observed a reading conference with a rambunctious…

Jan 7, 2019  |  By Kathy King-Dickman
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A Coach’s Journey: Successfully Instructing Readers Struggling in the Intermediate Grades

In the 2012 report Teaching Adolescents to Become Learners, published by the University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research, the authors state that “[w]hile some students are…

Nov 6, 2018  |  By Jennifer Rios Alers
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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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