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Using Making Meaning in a Student-Centered Coaching Approach

As professionals, we can all agree that the goal of school-based coaching is to improve student learning by providing teachers with continuous, relevant, and job-embedded support. But what…

Jan 10, 2019  |  By Ann Stewart
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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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Starting the 2018–2019 School Year with Making Meaning

In the Making Meaning program, students are taught the reading comprehension strategies that research shows good readers use to make sense of text. The students learn and practice…

Aug 2, 2018  |  By Jackie Jacobs
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Using Book Clubs with Making Meaning and Conclusion

This is the seventh and final installment in a series of posts with ideas and suggestions for running effective literacy circles or book clubs with students from second grade through…

Jun 13, 2018  |  By Kathy King-Dickman
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Word Study and Vocabulary: What Do Our Students Need

Are you teaching second grade? Are you striving to provide students with word-learning strategies that will help them get unstuck when they encounter unknown words in a variety…

Mar 28, 2018  |  By Lenora Forsythe
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Scaffolding Techniques for English Language Learners: Part 2

In part 1 of this blog series, we considered two overarching types of scaffolds that support English language learners: Verbal Scaffolds use language to support students during instruction…

Mar 20, 2018  |  By Veronica Vasquez
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