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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
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Planning Small Groups that Are Efficient, Effective, and Equitable

Julie Wright and Dr. Katy Cortelyou focus on the universal issue of classroom time and consider how to make small group learning more efficient, effective, and equitable.

Mar 10, 2021  |  By Julie Wright & Katy Cortelyou
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Small Groups: A Go-to Solution For Meeting Students’ Wants And Needs

We're delighted to partner with Julie Wright, author of the book What Are You Grouping For?, Grades 3–8: How to Guide Small Groups Based on Readers—Not the Book. In this post, we share our collective thinking for launching and sustaining small groups to build independent learners.

Oct 8, 2020  |  By Julie Wright & Katy Cortelyou
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Best Practices for Teaching Being a Reader Small-group Reading Sets 1-5 Remotely

Teachers expect the unexpected; we never know what a school day will hold for us and are always ready. Yet, all our years of preparing, planning, teaching, and…

Mar 27, 2020  |  By Gina Fugnitto & Ashley Kohn
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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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Great Titles for Book Clubs

This is the sixth installment in a series of posts with ideas and suggestions for running effective literacy circles or book clubs with students from second grade through high school. You…

Jun 8, 2018  |  By Kathy King-Dickman
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