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Creating an Equitable Learning Environment for English Language Learners Through Being a Reader, Second Edition – Part 2

Part II—Providing English Language Learners Access to the Text and the Instruction In part 1 of our blog series, I unpacked why it is imperative to provide equitable…

Sep 16, 2021  |  By Veronica Vasquez
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Creating an Equitable Learning Environment for English Language Learners Through Being a Reader, Second Edition

Part I—Building the Foundation The long-awaited second edition of Being a Reader is here! This edition is a comprehensive, researched-based reading curriculum for grades K–2 that combines systematic,…

Aug 17, 2021  |  By Veronica Vasquez
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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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Best Practices for Teaching Being a Reader Small-group Reading Sets 1-5 Remotely

Teachers expect the unexpected; we never know what a school day will hold for us and are always ready. Yet, all our years of preparing, planning, teaching, and…

Mar 27, 2020  |  By Gina Fugnitto & Ashley Kohn
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