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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...

Teaching Tip: Teaching Test-Taking

Fantasy, mystery, biography, poetry, and informational are some of the genres we use during guided...

Teaching Tip: Word Study Literacy Tip

Utilize the Assess-Decide-Guide Framework to Ensure Effective Word Study Instruction: Meet Jacob! As a nationwide...

Warm Up the Reading Muscles

I took a month off from my BODYPUMP class this summer. When I got back,...

What about a Spelling Program?

Spelling is an integral part of word study. During word study, students will learn to...

Partnering Up

Some children learn to read almost effortlessly, and others seem to struggle endlessly. I recently...