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Learning By Doing: Experiencing the Power of Being a Writer Through the Eyes of a New Consultant

It’s hard being the new kid on the block. Whether you are a student looking into a sea of unfamiliar faces in a new school, a beginning teacher…

Dec 9, 2019  |  By Karen Ladinsky
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Stacey Abeyta’s Continued Reflection on IDR Conferences

I am always so appreciative of Stacey Abeyta! Stacey has taught and coached Collaborative Classroom programs for over 18 years. She is constantly reflecting on her practice and…

Nov 15, 2019  |  By Gina Fugnitto
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Why Making Meaning Comprehension Assessments Are Superior Assessments

Although the assessments in Making Meaning are a natural part of the instruction and very simple to give, the information they glean about students’ thinking is deep and…

Nov 7, 2019  |  By Kathy King-Dickman
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Being a Reader and Making Meaning Grading Support, Grades K–1

Kindergarten and first-grade teachers of Making Meaning and Being a Reader, let’s jump right into the hot topic of assessments and grading! Assessments Let’s start by considering the…

Oct 29, 2019  |  By Ashley Kohn
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Considerations for Facilitating the Read Aloud Lesson In Making Meaning – Part 3 of 3

This is Part Three of a three-part series; you can read Part One here and Part Two here. In this blog I share my revised thinking from “Is…

Oct 22, 2019  |  By Kathy King-Dickman
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Launch Young Readers into Literacy Through Shared Reading (Grades K and 1)

Without a doubt, Shared Reading is one of my favorite parts of the literacy teaching day! Can something so fun and interactive be powerful in supporting young students…

Oct 10, 2019  |  By Ann Stewart
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