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Sweet Dreams are Made of These #sol17

Contents of my Bedside Table March 31, 2017 Philosophy or Reading or philosophy of reading.     xxoo Thank you to Two Writing Teachers and the March Slice of Life Challenge Community for inspiration and encouragement.  Read their amazing blogs … Continue reading

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Writers are Readers #sol17

Reducing Cognitive Load by Pairing Reading/Writing Work March 30, 2017 Lucy Calkins says in the The Art of Teaching Reading that reading and writing are like ‘running from one side of the boat to the other’.  Thinking about that movement … Continue reading

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Brain Friendly #sol17

Reducing Cognitive Load in the Workshop March 28, 2017 One of my students is having difficulty learning to spell high frequency words.  She reads them with ease, but when it comes to spelling, she still struggles.  After thinking and talking … Continue reading

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My Five… Coaching Resources #SOL17

My Five…. Coaching Resources #SOL17 March 13, 2017 Here are my go-to resources to glean resources,  loan out,  reread to deepen collaboration, growth, and work with teachers and students.  The order and use change situationally. Fountas and Pinnell Continuum of … Continue reading

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Poetry Sunday: Yardstick Haiku #SOL17

Poetry Sunday~  #yardstickhaiku March 12, 2017   Kindergarten kids Time for play Everything’s new   First graders ready For reading And writing ideas   Second grade learning New techniques Characters and plot   Third grade curious About world Opinions abound … Continue reading

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Using Story Arc to Explore Author’s Craft and Characters #SOL17

Using Story Arc to Explore Author’s Craft and Characters  #SOL17 March 10, 2017 I have been taking a serendipitous journey with a fourth grade class.  After reading Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing together for a weeks and then realizing that … Continue reading

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Book Snob #sol17

Book Snob March 7, 2017 I like to think that I believe all books to be created equal.  I mean,  I’ve read quite a few romance novels in my day, although you won’t find them on my Goodreads profile.  So … Continue reading

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Thoughts on a Day without Women

#SOL17 Thoughts on a Day without Women   March 6, 2017 On International Women’s Day, March 8th, women and our allies will act together for equity, justice and the human rights of women and all gender-oppressed people, through a one-day … Continue reading

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This is Too Easy

This is Too Easy March 4, 2017 “Introducing a spelling test to a student by saying, ‘Let’s see how many words you know,’ is different from saying, ‘Let’s see how many words you know already.’ It is only one word, … Continue reading

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Challenges of Coaching a New Literacy Specialist

Challenges of Mentoring a New Literacy Specialist-Susan Kennedy “learning floats on a sea of talk”  James Britton The coaching process is like the sea of talk.  The listening, the reflecting, the ripples of ideas are what drives the new staff … Continue reading

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