Valerie Fraser's picture

What is the purpose of Set 6 in Being a Reader? Which students might benefit from the instruction in this set?

Being a Reader is an early reading program for grades K– 2 intended to grow students to be confident and competent readers. In the program, students in all three grades receive differentiated reading instruction in small groups.

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Gina Fugnitto's picture

The Power of "Most, Some, or Few"

You may have read my previous blog posts where I shared gems about our work in Making Meaning with supporting Individualized Daily Reading Conferences and building a body of knowledge. The “wha

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Building a Body of Knowledge: The Animal World

Did you know that the third edition of Making Meaning builds a body of knowledge—the animal world—across the grades?

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Wendy Seger's picture

Adjusting Our Talk with ELLs

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We’ve learned a lot about talk and the English Language Learner (ELL). We know that early on, the ELL may not produce much talk. We know that an opportunity to engage in conversation with peers during lessons is an essential practice in developing academic language.

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Sommer Clayborne's picture

5 Helpful Tips for Effective School Collaboration

Just like working a 25-piece puzzle—or if you are like me and up for a challenging 500-piece puzzle—searching around for pieces that fit can bring you a sensational feeling of accomplishment and yet the most dreadful feeling of discouragement. During my recent journey of collaborating within a school setting, I experienced similar feelings of excitement and challenge.

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Marni Kay's picture

SIPPS Tip #20: Mastery Test Interpretation

Frequent assessment is important for determining whether the teaching pace is appropriate for the group and whether individuals need extra practice. Mastery tests at regular intervals across a level of the SIPPS program provide this type of data. The tests generally cover phonics patterns and sight words that have been taught and reviewed for at least two lessons before the test.

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Cary Kirby's picture

Self-regulated Learning and Choice

In the first entry of this blog series, we gave a basic definition of self-regulated learning. In this entry, we will explore the role that student choice plays in student self-regulation.

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Gina Fugnitto's picture

SIPPS Tip #19: Professional Learning Community

A professional learning community is a key element in the implementation of SIPPS. The literacy coach in Colts Neck, NJ, devised a plan that provides a forum for teachers to share questions/wonderings, and at the same time, gives the coach important information about the implementation of the program.

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Ann H. Leon's picture

How Does the SIPPS Program Support Reading Fluency: Accuracy, Automaticity, and Prosody?

We all know that the research-based instructional routines in SIPPS teach children to read with accuracy and automaticity, which enables them to become fluent readers.

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Wendy Seger's picture

Building Vocabulary Through Learning the Language

Children are constantly learning language, learning through language, learning about language.

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