Collaborative Classroom Blog

Writing About Reading: Differences in Reading Purposes Affect Annotations

In my previous blog, I addressed how to match our instruction to the South Carolina College-and-Career Ready Assessment (SC READY) and help students think more deeply about analyzing…

Jan 28, 2019  |  By Sarah Catto
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Engaging in Effective Vocabulary Instruction

When Willow Morningside visited Emma Martel’s class, she wanted to know just what was being taught at Wyoming Indian Elementary on the Wind River Reservation that would cause…

Jan 18, 2019  |  By Kathy King-Dickman
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How Will the New ELAR TEKS Impact Future Instruction?

In my last blog post, “Reading Instruction Non-Negotiables,” I shared a list of reading non-negotiables that are paramount to effective reading instruction. As we begin the second semester…

Jan 14, 2019  |  By Tamera Slaughter
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Using Making Meaning in a Student-Centered Coaching Approach

As professionals, we can all agree that the goal of school-based coaching is to improve student learning by providing teachers with continuous, relevant, and job-embedded support. But what…

Jan 10, 2019  |  By Ann Stewart
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What Does an Educative Curriculum Look Like in Practice?

In “What Is an Educative Curriculum?” (the first post in this blog series), we defined an educative curriculum. Now that we have explored the definition, let’s take a…

Jan 8, 2019  |  By Kelli Cedo & Isabel Sawyer
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Enhancing Individualized Daily Reading (IDR) by Setting Book Goals

Last October I sat in a library crowded with middle school teachers on the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota as they observed a reading conference with a rambunctious…

Jan 7, 2019  |  By Kathy King-Dickman
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