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Our Approach to Teaching Reading

All of us engaged in literacy instruction aspire to lay the ground for highly literate students who love to read for pleasure and information and are able to…

Aug 19, 2019  |  By Valerie Fraser
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Preparing for SIPPS: Instructional Considerations 2019-2020

Reflect on Practice Take a moment to reflect on your own practice with regard to teaching the SIPPS (Systematic Instruction in Phonological Awareness, Phonics, and Sight Words) program and…

Aug 15, 2019  |  By Gina Fugnitto
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Preparing for Being a Writer Instruction 2019-2020

Being a Writer offers student-centered writing instruction with the dual goals of fostering students’ growth as skilled writers and as caring members of the community. The writing instruction integrates…

Aug 13, 2019  |  By Jackie Jacobs
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Preparing for Making Meaning Instruction 2019-2020

In the Making Meaning program, students are taught the reading comprehension strategies that research shows good readers use to make sense of text. The students learn and practice the strategies…

Aug 12, 2019  |  By Jackie Jacobs
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Preparing for SIPPS: Placement and Grouping 2019-2020

SIPPS (Systematic Instruction in Phonological Awareness, Phonics, and Sight Words) is a systematic, differentiated, foundational-skills program that develops the word-recognition strategies and skills that enable students to become fluent…

Aug 9, 2019  |  By Gina Fugnitto
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Kindergarten: Prepare for the Early Weeks of Being a Reader Instruction 2019-2020

The Being a Reader program provides a wide range of essential early literacy experiences to inspire the students’ love of reading, allow them to move at their own…

Aug 8, 2019
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