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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, [...]

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 02, 2019

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

February 6th, 2019|Classroom Teaching, General, General Education, Reading Recovery Teaching, Reflections and Commentary, Teaching|Comments Off on Writing Workshop: Potential and Possibilities for Cultivating Purpose, Power, and Passion

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 [...]

22 01, 2019

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

January 22nd, 2019|Classroom Teaching, General, General Education, Reading Recovery Teaching, Reflections and Commentary, Teaching|Comments Off on Who Owns the Learning? The Importance of Adopting a Facilitative Stance

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 [...]