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When Are Leveled Books Also Decodable Books?

There have been many recent articles of late regarding the push for using decodable texts...

Teaching Tip: Shared Reading in Kindergarten

Shared reading provides a wonderful opportunity to guide and support students as they read aloud...

Teaching Tip: Guided Writing: A Critical Part of Guided Reading

When we talk about guided reading, we don’t often think about writing being an important...

Teaching Tip: Understanding the Purpose of Level A and B Books

As we get ready to launch a new batch of emergent readers–hopefully, this year in...

Teaching Tip: Accelerate, Not Remediate

I eavesdropped on my granddaughter Mae’s remote first grade class this morning and felt awed...

Teaching Tip: Learning with Kyliee

I am noticing that we have many Emergent readers spending a long time reading at...

Teaching Tip: Using the Book Bag to Increase Phrased and Fluent Reading

Rereading books plays an important role in helping students consolidate new learning and build fluency....

Teaching Tip: Teach for Transfer

One of the positive, yet unexpected, outcomes of COVID-19 has been the opportunity for me...

Teaching Tip: Shared Reading

Shared Reading: A Powerful Literacy Experience, In-Person or Remote By Jan Richardson, Karen Cangemi, and...

Teaching Tip: Assessing Students Remotely

As school starts, many of you will need to assess students remotely. It is important...

Teaching Tip: Preparing for the Unknown

How can we prepare for the many scenarios our schools will face this coming year?...

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...