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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 [...]

6 12, 2018

Using Share Time to Inspire and Instruct Writers

December 6th, 2018|General, General Education, Latest News, Teaching|Comments Off on Using Share Time to Inspire and Instruct Writers

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 [...]

7 11, 2018

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

November 7th, 2018|Latest News|Comments Off on Building Bridges of Talk: Supporting English Language Learners in Reading Recovery

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 [...]