Collaborative Circle Blog

Explicit, Systematic Phonics Instruction? So glad you asked . . .

Does your program provide explicit, systematic phonics instruction? How would you respond to this question in real time? Would you gaze toward the nearest open doorway and slip…

Mar 26, 2019  |  By Wendy Seger
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Help, My Students Are Struggling in SIPPS!

As someone who supports SIPPS professional learning, I am often asked what do when students struggle. The question “What do I do if . . . ?” leads…

Mar 21, 2019  |  By Gina Fugnitto
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A Systematic Approach to Data Collection and Use to Support All Students Being Thriving Readers and Writers

When students are known in a deep and authentic way by those who work with them, they will grow. Many studies have confirmed the positive impact that strong…

Mar 20, 2019  |  By Kelli Cedo
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Literacy at Home: The Joyous Journey of Just One Book

The past three years, I have had the honor of sharing Collaborative Literacy with my hometown school in Del Norte, Colorado. One afternoon last winter, I ducked into…

Mar 20, 2019  |  By Kathy King-Dickman
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The Woes of Winter and the Impact on Instructional Momentum

This winter! It has brought with it an unprecedented number of snow days across the country, impacting the stamina of teachers, students, and parents. It has affected instructional…

Mar 11, 2019  |  By Gina Fugnitto
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Key Points of Effective Intervention in Reading

One morning, I pulled a group of students into my intervention room to administer a progress-monitoring assessment. They knew what was happening, and most were excited to show…

Mar 7, 2019  |  By Angela Flavin
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