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How the Read2Succeed Tutoring Program Supports Its Youngest Readers with SIPPS

Learn how the Read2Succeed (R2S) tutoring program uses SIPPS to support kindergarteners and their R2S tutors in providing reading instruction.

Nov 14, 2022  |  By Tricia Bennett
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Independent School Spotlight: The Bolles School, Florida

We interview first grade teachers Brittany Hetland and Sara Heninger of The Bolles School in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida about their Being a Reader implementation.

Sep 27, 2022  |  By Tricia Bennett
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Collaborative Coach Educator Spotlight: Casey Estabrooks, Livonia, NY

In this spotlight, second grade teacher Casey Estabrooks of Livonia, NY shares about his journey with SIPPS (Systematic Instruction in Phonological Awareness, Phonics, and Sight Words) and how Collaborative Coach has impacted him as an educator.

Sep 13, 2022
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SIPPS Spotlight: An Interview with Laura Mayer, Arizona MOWR Specialist

We’re delighted to feature an interview with Arizona MOWR (Move on When Reading) Specialist Laura Mayer, who uses SIPPS (Systematic Instruction in Phonological Awareness, Phonics, and Sight Words) for intervention in grades 1–4 in the Cartwright School District in Phoenix, AZ.

Sep 8, 2022
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How a Teacher Scholarship for SIPPS Helped Accelerate a Striving Reader

How a Teacher Scholarship of SIPPS materials made a big difference for a struggling 5th grade reader.

Aug 30, 2022  |  By Tamara Williams
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Independent School Spotlight: Brookstone School on How Collaborative Literacy Supports Teachers and Engages Students

"We saw incredible reading growth this year," say teachers at independent college prep Brookstone School in Columbus, GA, describing their K–5 Collaborative Literacy implementation.

Aug 22, 2022  |  By Katharine Bonasera
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The Power of Individualized Coaching: An Interview with ELA Instructional Leadership Specialist Lynanne Lamothe

Engaging in individualized coaching strengthened this literacy coach's work supporting teachers implementing SIPPS (Systematic Instruction in Phonological Awareness, Phonics, and Sight Words).

Aug 2, 2022  |  By Katie Fuchs
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Aligning Tiers of Instruction with Being a Reader and SIPPS: An Interview with Reading Specialist Kendra Reiley

Aligning tiers of instruction between Being a Reader and SIPPS has accelerated the reading development of students at Middlesex Elementary.

Jul 21, 2022  |  By Maria Arnett
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Why Carteret Public Schools Adopted SIPPS: An Interview with Dr. Melissa Jones, Assistant Superintendent

Dr. Jones helped identify her district’s need for high-quality foundational skills instruction. Carteret Public School District piloted and then adopted SIPPS (Systematic Instruction in Phonological Awareness, Phonics, and Sight Words.)

Jun 23, 2022  |  By Katy Cortelyou
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Investing in Collaborative Coach at Scale: How Springfield Public Schools Built Their Capacity for SIPPS

What happens when a district invests in asynchronous, personalized, curriculum-specific coaching at scale?  Massachusetts-based Springfield Public Schools made this investment, enrolling 50 educators to participate in the Winter…

Jun 10, 2022  |  By Katie Fuchs
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Why Bonita Unified Adopted SIPPS for Foundational Skills: An Interview with Chris Ann Horsley

Under Chris Ann’s leadership, SIPPS has become Bonita Unified School District's foundational skills program. During this time, the district been recognized for its excellence in reading comprehension and its commitment to reach all readers, receiving the number-one ranking on the California Reading Report Card.

May 31, 2022  |  By Rachel Solis
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“We Have Witnessed So Much Growth in Reading”: A Being a Reader Spotlight from Maryland

Hear from Allison Wist, Academic Coordinator for Resurrection-St. Paul School, Howard County, MD, about the school’s implementation of Being a Reader and the growth they are seeing in K–2 readers.

May 3, 2022  |  By Elizabeth English
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Collaborative Coach Educator Spotlight: Precious Daniels, Reading Interventionist, Literacy Now

"The amount of SIPPS learning I was able to obtain in one Collaborative Coach cycle had a huge impact on not only me, but also my students."

Apr 28, 2022  |  By Katie Fuchs
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District Leader Spotlight: Jacki Carrasco, Woodstock Community Unit SD 200, Woodstock, IL

Our district embarked on a study of the science of reading at about the same time that we discovered SIPPS. We visited a neighboring district that was already implementing SIPPS and seeing great success with students. We were impressed with the way it aligned with our learning about the science of reading. 

Apr 21, 2022  |  By Kristy Rauch
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Why Are So Many States Recommending SIPPS?

As state literacy leaders align instruction with the science of reading, the K–12 SIPPS (Systematic Instruction in Phonological Awareness, Phonics, and Sight Words) program has been increasingly recognized as a valuable, evidence-based resource.

Apr 19, 2022  |  By Marisa Ramirez Stukey & Lenora Forsythe
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Leader Spotlight: Paula Kavalec, Principal, Falcon Elementary School, Colorado Springs, CO

We are noticing that Collaborative Classroom programs are aligned with developmentally appropriate approaches, and our students are developing a strong reading foundation due to the explicit instruction and a variety of opportunities to apply skills.

Mar 29, 2022  |  By Andreia Simon
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SIPPS Educator Spotlight: Arcadia Longoria, Weslaco ISD, Texas

We’re honored to feature Arcadia Longoria, Elementary Reading Language Arts Strategist at Weslaco Independent School District (WISD) in Weslaco, Texas. In this interview, Arcadia talks about Weslaco ISD’s…

Mar 16, 2022  |  By Dawn Castilleja
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Making Meaning and IDR Educator Spotlight: April Barefoot, Albemarle County, Virginia

In this Teacher Spotlight, we are delighted to feature April Barefoot, a multi-age classroom teacher at Agnor-Hurt Elementary School in Albemarle County, Virginia. April shares her experience moving away from the traditional use of whole-class texts and how providing her students with a selection of diverse high-interest books and giving them choice has created a classroom full of engaged learners.

Mar 8, 2022  |  By Elizabeth English
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Being a Writer Educator Spotlight: Lindsay Young, North Branch, MI

In this spotlight, we highlight Lindsay Young, third grade language arts teacher at North Branch Elementary School, Michigan. Lindsay has been implementing Being a Writer for two years…

Feb 8, 2022
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Being a Reader, 2nd Edition Spotlight: Brittany Squires, Upshur County, West Virginia

In this spotlight, we’re honored to feature West Virginia educator Brittany Squires, who shares her experiences implementing our Being a Reader program. In her own words, Brittany is…

Feb 2, 2022  |  By Elizabeth English
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