Reading Recovery: Second Round Roaming

Written by Gen Entering into Roaming Around the Known (RATK) sessions in your second round of Reading Recovery can sometimes feel like a beast! Not only has it been 20 weeks since you put yourself in this frame of mind, the students who you work with can be very different from your first round kiddos. …

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Writing During Roaming Around the Known

"The teacher works mostly with reading text and writing messages.  This seems to give the child the feeling that he is really reading and writing" ~Clay, LLDI, p. 30 Marie Clay's words remind us that during roaming around the known we should spend the bulk of our time reading and writing. For this blog post, …

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100 Positive Experiences: Experience #7, keep it confidential 

Written by Gen A literacy coach will have multiple allegiances: to the teachers, to the other coaches, and to the administrators. It's a really tough balance to maintain, so coaches have to be extra careful not to cross the lines of confidentiality between the teachers and administrators that they work with. The purpose behind the …

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Literacy Rich Classroom Environment

From the moment our students enter our classroom we want them to be immersed in a print-rich environment that promotes literacy learning.  We want them to be surrounded by wonderful books, writing, and writing supplies that make them want to be readers and writers.  This is not an all-inclusive list but is what quickly comes …

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