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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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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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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 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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Creating an Equitable Learning Environment for English Language Learners Through Being a Reader, Second Edition – Part 3

Part III—Bringing Intentional, Differentiated English Language Learner Support to Each Day of Instruction As we wrap up this blog series, we will uncover how the second edition of…

Oct 27, 2021  |  By Veronica Vasquez
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Can a Curriculum Support the Science of Reading and Science of Learning?

Linda Diamond has dedicated her career to teaching children to read, particularly those with word reading difficulties like dyslexia. A long-time partner of Collaborative Classroom, Linda co-founded the…

Oct 18, 2021  |  By Linda Diamond
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