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Collecting and Using Data to Inform Your Teaching

Many years ago, I was sitting in the Columbus, Ohio, airport after presenting at the...

Teaching How to Monitor: “Your Eyes Have to Check What Your Ears Can Hear”

Early on in the reading process, it is important to teach students to check the...

Learning to Cross-Check

Beginning readers need to learn to check one kind of information with another; this is...

Analyzing Relationships: Using Compare and Contrast with Yellow Questions

Learning to compare and contrast different ideas deepens students’ understanding of what they read. How...

Early Emergent Readers: Learning to Self-Monitor

One of the most important things for an emergent reader to learn is to check...

How to Teach Cause and Effect in Your Classroom

Teaching students how to locate cause and effect in the text can help them learn...

Teaching Tip: Ways to Keep Kids Reading During Summer Vacation

Here in New England, the school year is winding down, and many students are about...

Writing Books for (and With!) Beginning Readers

My four-year-old grandson Jaxson recently dropped by the Pioneer Valley Books office with Ducky, a...

Teaching Tip: Improving Comprehension During Guided Reading

Guided reading provides a perfect opportunity to support students as they reflect on the text....

Teacher Training Opportunities for Literacy Footprints

Jan Richardson and I have been working hard to develop ways to help teachers with...

Hurricane Experiences

I have written two nonfiction books about hurricanes (Hurricanes and Hurricane Katrina Dogs), so I...

Learning Your (Lowercase) Letters

It’s national lowercase day (who knew, right?), and we’re taking note here at Pioneer Valley...