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5 08, 2020

The Six-Word Memoir: A Tool for Distilling and Sharing Stories

August 5th, 2020|Latest News|Comments Off on The Six-Word Memoir: A Tool for Distilling and Sharing Stories

by Lisa Pinkerton, Linda Randall, and Amy Smith   Writing offers the possibility of catharsis and closure; justice and renewal. Writing is a way to seek and to offer support; a way to connect and [...]

22 05, 2020

Teaching Literacy in a Virtual World

May 22nd, 2020|Classroom Teaching, Latest News, Reading Recovery Teaching, Reflections and Commentary, Teaching|Comments Off on Teaching Literacy in a Virtual World

by Kathleen A. Brown Three words come to mind as I think about my experiences and the experiences of my colleagues during this extraordinary time: Resilience, Reflection, and Resetting.   Resilience Resilience defined by Merriam [...]

22 04, 2020

Roaming Around the Unknown in the Wake of COVID-19

April 22nd, 2020|Latest News, Reading Recovery Teaching, Reflections and Commentary, Teaching|Comments Off on Roaming Around the Unknown in the Wake of COVID-19

by Amy Smith As I saw Drew’s cheerful face staring at me through my computer screen, I took a deep breath and thought, ”What do I know that might help me here?”. I knew it [...]

1 04, 2020

We Teach, What is Your Superpower?

April 1st, 2020|Classroom Teaching, Latest News, Reading Recovery Teaching, Reflections and Commentary, Teaching|Comments Off on We Teach, What is Your Superpower?

by Kim Reynolds   Every time I walk into my colleague’s classroom, I look up to one of my favorite signs: “I teach, what is your superpower?” As I started roaming with my second-round student, [...]

15 01, 2020

Building an Even Stronger Sense of Community at National Conference

January 15th, 2020|Latest News|Comments Off on Building an Even Stronger Sense of Community at National Conference

by Billy Molasso I’ve had an incredible welcome to the Reading Recovery community! As you may know, I joined RRCNA this past August as the new executive director at Jady Johnson’s retirement. I’m thankful for [...]

5 12, 2019

Responding to the Reading Wars: Everyone’s Job

December 5th, 2019|General, General Education, Latest News, Reflections and Commentary|Comments Off on Responding to the Reading Wars: Everyone’s Job

by Patricia L. Scharer, Ph.D. The Reading Wars have a long, long history. Over the past 100 years, adversaries have argued for and against numerous approaches: whole word, literature-based reading, look-say method, sight words, Initial [...]

23 10, 2019

What’s the Story?

October 23rd, 2019|Classroom Teaching, General Education, Latest News, Reading Recovery Teaching, Reflections and Commentary, Teaching|Comments Off on What’s the Story?

by Amy Smith At the center of all advocacy work is a story. Reading Recovery has a rich tapestry of stories with compelling themes like renewal, transformation, and hope. Our data tells one piece of [...]

30 09, 2019

The Three Cueing Systems in Beginning Reading Instruction: Good Idea or Hoax?

September 30th, 2019|Latest News, Reflections and Commentary|Comments Off on The Three Cueing Systems in Beginning Reading Instruction: Good Idea or Hoax?

by Robert Schwartz A main skirmish in the Reading Wars centers on phonics first or building on the strengths a child brings. In his blog, Dr. Tim Shanahan, a knowledgeable and highly respected literacy researcher [...]

21 08, 2019

The Stories We Tell Ourselves: Reading Recovery and the MSV Myth

August 21st, 2019|Classroom Teaching, Latest News, Reading Recovery Teaching, Reflections and Commentary, Teaching|Comments Off on The Stories We Tell Ourselves: Reading Recovery and the MSV Myth

by Jeffery Williams Every culture across time has developed a set of stories, tales, and myths that were designed to help explain the complexities of the world.  Such lore is handed down across generations to [...]