footer-rotate

Collaborative Circle Blog

Clear Filter

Exploring Comprehension Through the Lenses of Questioning, Inferring, and Synthesizing with Tanny McGregor

For more than three decades I’ve been in pursuit of something invisible, elusive, and difficult to measure. I’ve wondered about it, written about it, and tried to quantify it. Even though I am closer to understanding it now than ever before, I’m still deeply curious about it and seek to uncover more about it with every lesson I teach.If you’re familiar with my work, you already know what I’m talking about here: reading comprehension. Better yet, let’s think of it in terms of something more personal: a student’s thinking.

Apr 3, 2021  |  By Tanny McGregor
Read More

Understanding the Purpose of the Read-Aloud in Making Meaning and Being a Writer

If you currently teach any of our Collaborative Classroom programs, you know that we appreciate the value of a read-aloud to support student learning across all instruction. In…

Feb 19, 2020  |  By Stacey Abeyta & Katie Fuchs
Read More

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
Read More

Get the Latest Updates

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
Read More

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
Read More

Considerations for Facilitating the Read-aloud Lesson in Making Meaning Part 2 of 3

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

Oct 7, 2019  |  By Kathy King-Dickman
Read More