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Being a Reader Small-Group Reading Sets 1–5: End-of-Year Data Collection

What a challenging school year 2020–2021 has been! We started the year by prioritizing foundational skills instruction to support students’ ability to access increasingly complex texts with accuracy…

Mar 9, 2021  |  By Gina Fugnitto
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Writing Conferences, Part One: Getting Honest About the Struggle

The beautiful part of writing is that you don’t have to get it right the first time, unlike, say, a brain surgeon. You can always do it better,…

Nov 3, 2020  |  By Beth Winschuh
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Every Student Wants to Be a Scholar!

Educators! What is our desired goal? How do we achieve it? As I begin each school year teaching fifth graders, I ask myself how I can support my…

Oct 27, 2020  |  By Tamara Williams
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Interview with Valerie Fraser: Introducing Being a Reader, Second Edition

Valerie Fraser Collaborative Classroom is excited to announce the publication of Being a Reader, Second Edition, which will be available for the 2021–22 school year. With the launch…

Sep 9, 2020  |  By Valerie Fraser & Kelly Stuart
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Grade 1: Grouping Considerations for Students Who Place in Set 5 and Beyond

  For our youngest readers, we want to intentionally plan experiences that develop their love of reading as they learn to read! We also want our grade 1…

Apr 20, 2020  |  By Gina Fugnitto
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Kindergarten: Grouping Considerations for Students Who Complete Set 5 and Beyond

For our youngest readers, we want to intentionally plan experiences that develop their love of reading as they learn to read! We also want our kindergarten students to…

Apr 20, 2020  |  By Gina Fugnitto
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