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Summer Reading — It Matters!

We don’t need tons of research to tell us that some of our students lose...

Video Blog and Handout: Top Tips for Teaching Making Words During Word Study

In my latest video blog, I'm diving deeper into the Word Study part of a...

Video Blog: How to Use Sound Boxes During Guided Writing

Sound boxes can be powerful tools for helping students learn how to hear and record...

Video Blog: Using Sound Boxes During Word Study

I hope you'll check out my latest video on Facebook. This time, I'm sharing methods...

How to Help Students Who Have Trouble Tracking While Reading

Hello everyone! I hope you enjoyed my January video tip about when to encourage students...

Watch How to Improve Reading Through One-to-One Matching

This month, I'm sharing tips via video! How can you get students to use one-to-one...

Guided Reading: Providing Deliberate Practice to Help Students Succeed

Do you have students in your classroom who are not easily discouraged and pick themselves...

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...