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School Leader Spotlight: Christie Graves, North Rose-Wolcott Elementary, New York

We’re honored to spotlight Christie Graves, the Assistant Principal at North Rose-Wolcott Elementary School in North Rose, NY. In this interview, she shares her experiences implementing Collaborative Literacy and SIPPS (Systematic Instruction in Phonological Awareness, Phonics, and Sight Words).

Apr 19, 2021  |  By Katy Cortelyou
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Exploring Comprehension Through the Lenses of Questioning, Inferring, and Synthesizing with Tanny McGregor

For more than three decades I’ve been in pursuit of something invisible, elusive, and difficult to measure. I’ve wondered about it, written about it, and tried to quantify it. Even though I am closer to understanding it now than ever before, I’m still deeply curious about it and seek to uncover more about it with every lesson I teach.If you’re familiar with my work, you already know what I’m talking about here: reading comprehension. Better yet, let’s think of it in terms of something more personal: a student’s thinking.

Apr 3, 2021  |  By Tanny McGregor
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Planning Small Groups that Are Efficient, Effective, and Equitable

Julie Wright and Dr. Katy Cortelyou focus on the universal issue of classroom time and consider how to make small group learning more efficient, effective, and equitable.

Mar 10, 2021  |  By Julie Wright & Katy Cortelyou
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Seven Questions to Help You Prepare for Successful Summer School Reading Intervention

Literacy educators, what are your summer school plans?If your goal is to close the reading gap that widened during the 2020–21 school year, summer school is an opportunity to build competence, confidence, and independence in striving readers. This summer more than ever, we want to reach every reader and make each instructional minute count.

Feb 25, 2021  |  By Dawn Castilleja & Emily Cremidis
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SIPPS Teacher Spotlight: Genevieve Thomas on How SIPPS Acceleration Works in the Summer

Literacy educator Genevieve Thomas shares about implementing SIPPS (Systematic Instruction in Phonological Awareness, Phonics, and Sight Words) as a Tier 2 intervention for foundational reading skills and as a K–2 summer reading-intensive program.

Feb 23, 2021  |  By Megan Green
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SEL Essentials at Mid-Year: How Do We Reconnect, Rebuild, and Begin Again?

January remains an opportunity for a fresh start in our classrooms, particularly when attending to social-emotional learning (SEL) for our students. How do we begin again? How do we reconnect with our students? How do we revitalize our classroom community for the second half of the year?

Jan 12, 2021  |  By Peter Brunn & Kristy Rauch
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