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Teaching Tip: Literacy Footprints Can Help You Teach Guided Reading, by Jan Richardson

We’ve all been caught off guard by the Covid-19 pandemic and the need to temporarily...

Teaching Tip: Beginner Steps Lessons Using the Digital Reader

Some of you have asked about how to remotely teach the Literacy Footprints Beginner Steps...

Teaching Tip: Video Book Introductions

As we all know, in a guided reading lesson, the book introduction plays a critical...

Teaching Tips & Tools for Remote Word Work

In this fabulous video tip from Twyla Morton you'll get a few quick and easy tips...

Teaching Tip: Digital Education: Software Solutions

If someone had said six weeks ago that most teachers in the United States would...

Teaching Tip: Teaching Guided Reading Remotely

The concept of how to teach children to read remotely was not even on my...

Teaching Tip: Independent Reading... with Books Students WANT to and CAN Read!

There are many research studies that show a strong correlation between the amount a student...

Teaching Tip: Guided Writing: Learning about the Main Idea and Key Details

Guided writing is a powerful part of the guided reading lesson. Evidence shows that high-quality...

Free Valentines!

  Every year, Pioneer Valley Books offers valentines as free downloads to teachers and parents....

Teaching Tip: Learning to Apply What You Have Learned

Phonics has been in the news a lot lately. It’s very important that we teach...

Teaching Tip: More about Word Study

Word study is an important but very brief part of a guided reading lesson.  In...

Teaching Tip: What Are the Other Kids Doing?

One of the biggest things that gets in the way of implementing guided reading is...