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Let the Kids Do the Thinking This Summer!

There is power in letting the kids do the thinking and the talking. A successful day for after-school leaders is when they go home rested and the kids…

May 13, 2019  |  By Megan Green
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Summer Planning: Preparing for Collaborative Literacy instruction!

Summer is upon us! The time of year for educators to refresh! The time of year for educators to get out and enjoy the sun, vacations, family, hikes,…

Jun 8, 2018  |  By Gina Fugnitto
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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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Starting the Year with SIPPS, Part 2: New Students, Continuing Students, Lesson Structure, and Routines

Part 1 of this series of posts focused on the SIPPS Placement Assessment and the SIPPS community. In this post, we’ll focus on students who are new to…

Aug 10, 2017  |  By Gina Fugnitto
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Why 21 letter names?

As you are preparing for small-grouping reading instruction in Being a Reader Sets 1-5, you might be asking yourself this very common question: Why do students need to…

Aug 10, 2017  |  By Gina Fugnitto
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Starting the Year with SIPPS, Part 3: Reflect on Practice, Professional Supports, and Instructional Considerations

Part 1 of this starting the year with SIPPS series focused on the Placement Assessment and the SIPPS Community, and Part 2 focused on students who are new…

Aug 10, 2017  |  By Gina Fugnitto
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