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Write. Create. Publish: 4 Student-Centered Writing Projects to do Before Summer Break

At dinner, I was informed by my third and seventh grader that they had 23 days left of school. Wow – 23 days – the school year has flown by. As the weather turns warmer and classroom windows begin opening … Continue reading

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7 Alternatives to Traditional Vocabulary Tests

It is through vocabulary that information is accessed and content learned. There is no disagreement in the importance of a robust vocabulary for all students; it allows them to comprehend more of what they read and write better. But the … Continue reading

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Consider These 6 Areas When There is a Glitch in Reading Comprehension

Direct instruction in literacy should not end in elementary school. Students of all ages need continual modeling and practice of reading comprehension skills. And while many elementary teachers use running records to inform instruction, at the intermediate grades, this type … Continue reading

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3 Strategies to Support Student Interaction with Complex Text

Upon graduation, we hope students leave school equipped with skills, strategies, and tools to support a lifetime of literacy encounters. Whether on the job, in college, or informing oneself on Presidential Candidates; students will be continuously encountering text that must … Continue reading

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Educators Sharing #WhyIWrite to Celebrate The National Day on Writing

In 2009, the Senate passed a resolution recognizing October 20 as the National Day on Writing. Every year, thousands of educators, students, and writers celebrate by tweeting reasons why they write using the hashtag #WhyIWrite. Celebrations and activities are planned … Continue reading

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