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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 [...]

30 10, 2018

Teaching and Cheerleading

October 30th, 2018|Classroom Teaching, General Education, Reading Recovery Teaching, Reflections and Commentary, Teaching|Comments Off on Teaching and Cheerleading

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 [...]

4 09, 2018

Teaching as a Team Sport

September 4th, 2018|General, General Education, Reading Recovery Teaching, Reflections and Commentary, Teaching|Comments Off on Teaching as a Team Sport

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 [...]

22 08, 2018

Why Revisiting Shared Reading Texts Matters for Emergent and Early Learners

August 22nd, 2018|Classroom Teaching, General Education, Teaching|Comments Off on Why Revisiting Shared Reading Texts Matters for Emergent and Early Learners

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 [...]

6 08, 2018

Beyond the Reef: Reading Recovery Teachers as Literacy Leaders

August 6th, 2018|Reading Recovery Teaching|Comments Off on Beyond the Reef: Reading Recovery Teachers as Literacy Leaders

by Jamie Lipp My daughter recently turned three. It’s safe to say I’ve watched more than my share of Disney princess movies over the last three years. These films offer powerful messages. One in particular, [...]

3 07, 2018

What’s the Power of Knowing a Word in a ‘Snap’?

July 3rd, 2018|Classroom Teaching, Teaching|Comments Off on What’s the Power of Knowing a Word in a ‘Snap’?

by Michal Taylor Moving a sight word from new to fluent retrieval is a crucial part of learning to read. Then immediately having the opportunity to use these words in the cycle of continuous text [...]

29 05, 2018

A Seat at the Table

May 29th, 2018|Classroom Teaching, General Education, Reading Recovery Teaching, Reflections and Commentary, Teaching|Comments Off on A Seat at the Table

by Hollyanna Bates A Seat at the Table As a school district literacy coordinator, I worry about literacy. I worry about students learning how to read. I worry about those who find reading difficult. I [...]

20 04, 2018

Access + Choice + Expert Teacher = Equity

April 20th, 2018|Reflections and Commentary, Teaching|Comments Off on Access + Choice + Expert Teacher = Equity

by Lynn Newmyer Last week a few of my former students were peering into my partially open classroom door. They watched as I unloaded a box of new books onto already overstocked shelves and excitedly [...]