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Teaching Tip: Melvin's Story

Over the years I have learned many different things about teaching and learning from students...

Pioneer Valley announces New Traditional Tales set

Tap into your students' imaginations with this new set of Traditional Tales. Six familiar fairy...

What is Guided Reading? (Part 4: Reading the New Book with Support From The Teacher)

   The six steps of a guided reading lesson:    1. Assess each student’s reading level   ...

Maddie's Story

Maddie, like many other children, is struggling to learn how to read. Maddie’s parents have...

What is Guided Reading? (Part 3: Planning a book introduction)

   The six steps of a guided reading lesson:    1. Assess each student’s reading level   ...

What is Guided Reading? (Part 2: Selecting a book)

   The six steps of a guided reading lesson:    1. Assess each student’s reading level   ...

What is Guided Reading? (Part 1: Assessing reading level)

A friend and former literacy colleague emailed me the other day asking if I had...

Teaching Tip: Online reviews spark student writing

I recently traveled from Florida back to our home in Massachusetts. To help find a...

Now seeking your reviews

Have you ever been talking with other teachers and started enthusiastically talking about our books?...

Puppets are powerful literacy tools

A colleague and I took my dog Daisy and drove up to Vermont to visit...

Reading is Fundamental and other programs at risk of losing funding

During the recent Institute of the Reading Recovery Council of Michigan, I had an interesting...

Introducing New Vocabulary

I came across a great article on teaching vocabulary from Early Childhood Education Journal while...