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Max Brand explains how daily student grouping can be both planned and spontaneous.
Debbie Miller questions what our classrooms say about our beliefs and practices, and suggests how to bring our designs into closer alignment with our values.
Kids might be missing out on great books that are a better fit if they are reading books just because they can. Shari Frost delivers a smart reminder about challenging advanced readers.
Finding the right series for a transitional reader is a gift. Franki Sibberson shares her favorite finds.
Franki Sibberson describes how she organizing writing groups in her grades 3 and 4 classroom, and shares a video of a writing group considering leads.
Joan Moser confers with five-year-old Hailey and helps her set a reading goal.
Ruth Shagoury models her own writing as a way to introduce the concept of conferring to young learners.
Brenda Power and Ruth Shagoury use letters from home to learn about students and build community.
What does Andie Cunningham gets when she mixes pictures from the classroom, messages from families and poetry from teachers? A wonderful recipe for an Honor Book you’ll want to try with your own students.
These are important questions for teachers entering into a co-teaching situation to consider in advance.
In this example of reading instruction with a small group, Gail Boushey of “The Sisters” leads a discussion of inference, using Peter Rabbit as a focus text. All of the children in the group are reading at different levels independently, but they share a goal of learning more about inferring.
Don't let the pressure of standards and testing take away from the joys of writing workshop. Franki Sibberson explains how assessment helps her infuse energy and excitement into her writing program.
Brenda Power shares trade secret phrases for communicating with colleagues.
Jennifer Allen realizes how much we miss if we wait till the start of the school year to begin mentoring colleagues. When she helps new teacher Jess deal with nightmares about the first day of school, she discovers some big themes they will be mulling together all year long.
Franki Sibberson shares her favorite books for modeling writer’s craft in her classroom.
New teachers need so much their first year and having the ability to be heard and have their opinions valued is right up there. Ruth Shagoury offers a respectful exchange to meet that need.
Franki Sibberson explains how she extends the wall space in her classroom for instruction through the use of foam boards.
Brenda Power and Ruth Shagoury describe the principles they live by when conferring with students.
Jennifer Allen maximizes resources as she plans for a monthly professional development group for new teachers.
Franki Sibberson brings fun into word work through the use of picture books with her 5th graders.
This support menu is a fun way for literacy coaches to survey teachers for support requests.
Gayle Brand knows the power of author studies and shares her activities, unit plans and year-long glances to support students identification as readers and writers.
In this conference with six-year-old Mariah, Joan Moser of “The Sisters” has chosen to focus on expanding vocabulary.
Ruth Shagoury and Andie Cunningham explain how to support an English Language Learner who is not speaking with verbal and nonverbal communication strategies.
In this brief classroom tour, Gail Boushey and Joan Moser (“The Sisters”) talk about problems with teacher desks, present how they separate and define different curricular learning areas.
If you asked yourself, “What in this world do I never want to forget?” what might go in your notebook? Brenda Power offers routines and rhythms to write like the pros.
This template helps teachers focus their classroom observations.
Comprehension constructors are a terrific tool for helping teens record their understanding.
In this five-minute video, Joan Moser of “The Sisters” teaches a whole-class vocabulary lesson. The focus is on helping students notice interesting words, and make connections between daily read-alouds and word learning.
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