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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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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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A Journey of Change: Identifying a Bright Spot

Seattle Public Schools embarked on the adventure of Collaborative Literacy in grades K–5 two years ago, and we have had the honor of working in partnership to support…

May 16, 2019  |  By Gina Fugnitto
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How Can I Help my Students with Dyslexia?

In Part 1 of this series, we explored what dyslexia is (and what it is not), along with why it’s getting so much attention these days. In Part…

May 15, 2019  |  By Holly Lane
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Let the Kids Do the Thinking This Summer!

There is power in letting the kids do the thinking and the talking. A successful day for after-school leaders is when they go home rested and the kids…

May 13, 2019  |  By Megan Green
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Team Spotlight: Sierra Vista K–8 School

Meet the Team English Language Arts is a team effort at Sierra Vista, a K-8 school in Vacaville, California serving 600 students. Meet kindergarten teachers Tiffany Galer and…

May 7, 2019  |  By Emily Cremidis
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