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Digging Deeper into Conferring: One School’s Journey in Year 1

As we know, coaching conversations—when targeted and purposeful—can be so powerful! This is example of how targeted, purposeful coaching conversations can support teachers’ development of writing instruction, through…

Apr 17, 2018  |  By Lauren McCaw
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Scaffolding Techniques for English Language Learners: Part 2

In part 1 of this blog series, we considered two overarching types of scaffolds that support English language learners: Verbal Scaffolds use language to support students during instruction…

Mar 20, 2018  |  By Veronica Vasquez
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Interview with Patricia Polacco

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

Feb 21, 2018  |  By Jennie McDonald
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The Beginning of Writing: Being a Writer in Grades K–2

Early writing develops on a foundation of oral language, drawing, and phonics instruction. As students become familiar with concepts of print, they begin to understand that marks on…

Mar 30, 2017
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Skills and Conventions: Reflecting on the Skill Practice Teaching Guide Lessons

The Skill Practice Teaching Guide, along with the accompanying Student Skill Practice Book, provides coverage of grade-level Common Core State Standards for language. It includes 30 mini-lessons in…

Mar 20, 2017  |  By Gina Fugnitto
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Announcing a Collaborative Literacy Assessment Webinar Series: Learning What Works from the Field

We are pleased to announce a new webinar series coming in early 2017 to help educators using CCC Collaborative Literacy make the most of the assessments embedded in the…

Dec 14, 2016
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