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Summer Reading

Reading opens the universe to children, so even if they stay close to home this summer, books can fire up their imaginations and take them far away. We…

Jun 3, 2019  |  By Valerie Fraser & Jennie McDonald
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Interview with Christopher Paul Curtis

Children’s books are the cornerstone of many of Center for the Collaborative Classroom‘s programs; in a way, the authors are our behind-the-scenes collaborators. We want teachers, administrators, students,…

May 3, 2019  |  By Jennie McDonald
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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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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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After 7 Years, Stacey Abeyta’s Revised IDR Conference Tips!

Recently, I was looking for information about IDR conferences and ran across my colleague Stacey Abeyta’s 2010 blog on IDR Conference Tips. After reading the blog and considering…

Nov 9, 2017  |  By Gina Fugnitto
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Did you know the CCC IDR libraries were recently revised?

We are excited to share that the Individualized Daily Reading (IDR) libraries from Collaborative Classroom were revised! How were the IDR libraries originally developed? The books in the…

Nov 1, 2017
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