Collaborative Classroom Blog

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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New Instructional Support for Kindergarten! Small-group Reading Set 1: Extended Instruction and Practice

Kindergarten teachers of Being a Reader, have you had students who have placed into Set 1 but struggled to make progress? If the answer is yes, then Set 1:…

Oct 6, 2018  |  By Gina Fugnitto
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Revised! RTI/MTSS Guidance for Reading Instruction in Collaborative Literacy

At Collaborative Classroom, we believe that providing students with a consistent scope and sequence and similar pedagogy in both Tier 1 and Tier 2 is the best instructional…

Oct 3, 2018  |  By Gina Fugnitto
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