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A blog for Reading Recovery and early literacy professionals 

602, 2019

Writing Workshop: Potential and Possibilities for Cultivating Purpose, Power, and Passion

By |February 6th, 2019|Categories: Classroom Teaching, General, General Education, Reading Recovery Teaching, Reflections and Commentary, Teaching|

by Wendy Sheets Writing Workshop is a context that has the potential to help students develop as writers within a literate community. As students learn to live as writers, building a repertoire of tools and [...]

2201, 2019

Who Owns the Learning? The Importance of Adopting a Facilitative Stance

By |January 22nd, 2019|Categories: Classroom Teaching, General, General Education, Reading Recovery Teaching, Reflections and Commentary, Teaching|

by Maria Nichols Henry: No!! They gotta go the other way! Ella: To the waves! Teacher: Angel? You have that look … Angel: [nodding] Yeah - I’m trying to – like, why do they go [...]

801, 2019

Do It All and Do It Now

By |January 8th, 2019|Categories: Classroom Teaching, General, General Education, Reading Recovery Teaching, Reflections and Commentary, Teaching|

by LeeAnn Lewellen As an instructional coach, I hear so many “buzzwords” when administrators and district personnel discuss teacher effectiveness after a brief classroom observation. Engagement, rigor, cultural responsiveness, high yield strategies, assessment… the list goes [...]

612, 2018

Using Share Time to Inspire and Instruct Writers

By |December 6th, 2018|Categories: General, General Education, Latest News, Teaching|

by Leah Mermelstein Recently, I was speaking with a group of fourth-grade teachers who use The Teachers College Writing Units of Study. They had just taught a minilesson about using ‘boxes and bullets’ as a [...]

711, 2018

Building Bridges of Talk: Supporting English Language Learners in Reading Recovery

By |November 7th, 2018|Categories: Latest News|

by Michelle Sharratt and Briare Wynn Learning to read and write is a highly complex, intricate process. Imagine what this would be like if you were learning the English language at the same time as [...]

3010, 2018

Teaching and Cheerleading

By |October 30th, 2018|Categories: Classroom Teaching, General Education, Reading Recovery Teaching, Reflections and Commentary, Teaching|

by Johnny Downey A month or so ago, I was racking my brain, over and over again to try and find a topic to explore for the wonderful opportunity to guest author on the RRCNA [...]

409, 2018

Teaching as a Team Sport

By |September 4th, 2018|Categories: General, General Education, Reading Recovery Teaching, Reflections and Commentary, Teaching|

by Susan Vincent This past summer, I watched the Tour de France bicycle race on TV, as I do every summer. I loved waking up every morning to the incredible scenic views of quaint French [...]

2208, 2018

Why Revisiting Shared Reading Texts Matters for Emergent and Early Learners

By |August 22nd, 2018|Categories: Classroom Teaching, General Education, Teaching|

by Debra Crouch “Ms. Candia, Ms. Candia, did you know there’s 'and' in Jack and Jill? Do you hear it, Ms. Candia? Jack 'and' Jill—do you hear it?" This exciting outburst from Cameron, a student in [...]