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Data-informed Practices for Foundational Skills Instruction: Our Top Five Practices

Tamara Williams Lenora Forsythe We’re delighted to feature this blog post co-authored by fifth-grade teacher and reading interventionist Tamara Williams and former reading coach and first- and third-grade…

Nov 17, 2020  |  By Tamara Williams & Lenora Forsythe
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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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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 Being a Reader, Part 3: Small-group Reading Sets 6–12. Placement, Students Continuing Instruction, Intentional Set Design, and Planning for Instruction

Part 1 of this blog series on starting the year with Being a Reader focused on reflecting on practice, early reading instruction, and the timeline for instruction.  Part 2…

Aug 10, 2017  |  By Lenora Forsythe
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