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Goal Setting

“Setting a goal at the start of the day, and ending with a reflection on how you did with your goal, creates a nice framework..” pg. 21 Our Turn to Talk SD #44

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Assessment for Learning

Reading and writing assessments at the beginning of the school year provide teachers with important information about their student’s strengths and weaknesses. Therefore, teachers are able to provide appropriate supports and challenges to meet the needs of all of their … Continue reading

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Handheld Devices and Learning

Wow, I found this informative article this morning from author, Cris Rowan’s, Moving to Learn site.  As handheld devices become more prevalent in our society, should we be worried about delayed development, sleep deprivation, mental illness, and aggression?

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Read, Write, and Think

The ReadWriteThink.org site is simply amazing with comprehensive lesson and unit plans for all subject areas and all grades.  Check it out!

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Symbiotic Partners

“In the world of literacy, reading and writing are symbiotic partners.  Writing skills are improved when students read or hear example of good writing.” (p. 26 Intermediate Writing 44) That is why it is so important to include great anchor … Continue reading

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Partner Talk

Oral language is an essential component in a Balanced Literacy classroom.  Partner talk can meet many of the oral language learning outcomes, for all age groups. Speaking, listening, and thinking abilities are all improved during partner talk.  Students need to … Continue reading

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Guided Reading Essentials

Small-group instruction Students are grouped according to need Every child reads every page (not round robin or choral reading) 20-30 minutes in duration The teacher selects the text The lesson has a specific focus The lesson is broken into 3 … Continue reading

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Collaboration at école Central

It was exciting to see how Guided Reading is making such an impact with the students’ decoding, fluency, and comprehension in all of the classrooms!    

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Adrienne Gear’s Booklists

Adrienne has an incredible list of anchor books for a variety of age groups. Check out her site!! http://readingpowergear.com/book-lists.html  

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First Blog

This is my first post on my first blog.

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