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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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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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Ensuring Students Have Time for Independent Reading Everyday

How much time do your students engage in independent reading each day, where you are actively participating in the process? To grow as readers, children need time to…

Mar 16, 2017  |  By Jolynn Bernard
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Individualized Daily Reading (IDR); The Student Perspective

There are many ways that independent reading might look in classrooms all over the world. I know that when I was teaching in the classroom, I loved giving my…

Jan 30, 2017
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