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How to Actually Implement More Diverse Libraries at Your School

Among the many roles Jill Eisenberg plays as Director of Curriculum and Literacy Strategy at Lee & Low Books, a critical one is working with schools across the…

Nov 12, 2018  |  By Jill Eisenberg
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Interview with Children’s Book Author and Poet Eloise Greenfield

Eloise Greenfield is a towering figure in the field of children’s literature. Childtimes, Grandpa’s Face, She Come Bringing Me That Little Baby Girl, and Honey, I Love and…

Nov 12, 2018  |  By Jennie McDonald
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Writing About Reading: Aligning What, When, and Why with Intentional Annotation

In my previous blog, I addressed text-dependent analysis (TDA) questions and how they require analytical reading before a student can put their thoughts in writing. We explored the…

Nov 3, 2018  |  By Sarah Catto
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Reading Instruction Non-Negotiables

What Are Your Reading Instruction Non-Negotiables? A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to read an eye-opening post titled “10 Reading Instruction Non-Negotiables” on the blog Russ…

Oct 27, 2018  |  By Tamera Slaughter
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Developing Readers Isn’t as Easy as A-B-C and 1-2-3

Young readers get introduced to letters with rhythms, rhymes, songs, and chants, all of which are crafted to move quickly through the alphabet. A and Z get the…

Oct 13, 2018  |  By Stacey Abeyta
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Teacher Spotlight

Collaborative Classroom is honored to spotlight second-grade teacher Nicole Clardy from Desoto ISD in Desoto, Texas, for our Teacher Spotlight. Nicole appreciates how Collaborative Literacy incorporates engaging mentor texts that spiral content from…

Oct 13, 2018  |  By Dawn Castilleja
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