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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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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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Announcing! Making Meaning Grading Support for Grades 2–6

Second- through sixth-grade teachers of the Making Meaning program, let’s jump right into this hot topic! Assessments Let’s start by considering the best practices in assessment as outlined…

Sep 28, 2018  |  By Christine Venturis
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Supporting Students who Struggle to Learn Letter Names: Part 4 of a Blog Series Just for Kindergarten Teachers!

Kindergarten teachers, you have now taught the first two weeks of Shared Reading, you have taught the 20 lessons in Learning Letter Names, and you have planned for…

Sep 14, 2018
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What Does Independent Work Look Like in the Early Grades?

When I first began utilizing a reading workshop, my goal was to build my students’ independence so that I could teach my small groups without interruption. I have…

Aug 24, 2018  |  By Ashley Kohn
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