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SIPPS Sight Words & Sight Syllable Instruction Matters! IES>WWC Recommendations for Foundational Skills #3 Confirms

The What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) in conjunction with an expert panel, publishes practice guides to help those in the field make important instructional decisions based on solid, research-based evidence.

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Considerations Beyond SIPPS Challenge Level Instruction

"Good readers read with accuracy all the time… When students read accurately, they solidify their word-recognition, decoding, and word-analysis skills.  Perhaps more important, they are likely to understand what they read and, as a result, to enjoy reading."

—Allington & Gabriel (Every Child, Every Day)

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Considerations Beyond SIPPS Extension Level Instruction

“We cannot assume that children will take on literacy behaviors simply because print is all around them, nor will they learn how stories work by hearing just a few. Our intentional acts of teaching will lead them to new understandings.” 

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Considerations Beyond SIPPS Beginning Level Instruction

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Children are entering kindergarten with more literacy awareness skills, they are responding to literacy-rich kindergarten curricula, they are learning fast and acquiring more experience in reading and writing. 

—Fountas and Pinnell (The F&P Text Level Gradient™ Revision to Recommended Grade-Level Goals)

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Implementation Fidelity: Trusting Programs, Honoring Teachers

When my school decided to adopt CCC's (then DSC’s) Making Meaning, Making Meaning Vocabulary, Being a Writer, and SIPPS programs (as well as a new math curriculum) all in the same school year,

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Welcome to the 2016–2017 School Year! Part 3: SIPPS Implementation Support and Instructional Considerations

Part 1 of this series focused on the SIPPS Placement Assessment, students who are new to SIPPS, and the SIPPS Community, and 

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Welcome to the 2016–17 School Year! Part 1: Placement Assessment, Students New to SIPPS, and the SIPPS Community

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Welcome to the 2016–2017 school year! As you plan for the new school year, think about how you will group students and how you will plan and provide SIPPS instruction this fall. We offer three getting-started blog posts to support your implementation:

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End of the 2015–2016 School Year Considerations: SIPPS

As we say farewell to the 2015–2016 school year, we offer a few end-of-year considerations for the SIPPS program.

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SIPPS Success Story: Kindergarten

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The E-mail

I collected the ability scores data from the students that you are working with. You have done an outstanding job! The goal was to increase at least 7 points from November to February. Your group of students averaged a 13-point increase. The district average for kindergarten students in this group had an increase of 8.5 points. The district av

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