Kim Yaris and Jan Burkins are the writers and thinkers behind Burkins and Yaris — Think Tank for 21st Century Literacy, where their blog and their instructional resources have drawn a national audience and made them thought leaders in the field of literacy instruction. Their book Reading Wellness is available through Stenhouse Publishers.
Jan Burkins and Kim Yaris find their reading processes as adults informs the way they view close reading with students.
Jan Burkins and Kim Yaris consider the insignificance of what levels convey about young readers.
Jan Burkins and Kim Yaris are rethinking questions used in one-on-one reading conferences.
Jan Burkins and Kim Yaris explain how ending the year is all about making space for memories, and provide some texts to help in the process.
Jan Burkins and Kim Yaris present some of their favorite children’s books for teaching inference.
Jan Burkins and Kim Yaris share advice for rethinking how teachers and students define “just-right” texts.
Jan Burkins and Kim Yaris are using read alouds as an intervention strategy with struggling learners.
Jan Burkins and Kim Yaris connect their own working lives to those of students, and consider the value of play.
Jan Burkins and Kim Yaris share three questions teachers should ask themselves when guided reading groups aren’t going well.
Kim Yaris and Jan Burkins conclude their series on integrating children’s literature and mindful teaching.
Jan Burkins and Kim Yaris continue their series on teaching mindfulness with picture books.
Jan Burkins and Kim Yaris explain how to slow down and enter lessons more mindfully. This is the first installment in a three-part series on mindfulness in classrooms.