Teaching

Books for Babies: Creating a Culture of Community & Early Literacy

Cathy Whitehead  July 6th, 2016 
I knew I wanted to do something that would be fun for my class, use the reading, writing, and research skills we’d learned during the year, and involve our community.

The Compelling Why: Using Short Texts to Support Close Reading

Adria Klein  June 30th, 2016 
Using short informational texts can be a powerful instructional tool, but it’s not always clear exactly why we should use them…or how!

Fostering Independence: The Key to Small Group Instruction

Allison Tallman  June 22nd, 2016 
When it comes to small group instruction, you need successful systems out of your groups for things to work in your groups.

Reading Workshop: Thinking, Talking, & Learning

Maria Walther  June 13th, 2016 

I’m fortunate to be in a book club with a group of longtime friends, many of whom are retired teachers. On my drive home the other night, I was brimming with energy after...

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Making Time for Science and Social Studies

Allison Tallman  June 1st, 2016 

Let’s face it—finding enough time to teach science and social studies can be a challenge. For example, as a first grade teacher, my schedule allows me only a single 30-...

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