Leveled Texts: A Powerful Instructional Tool

There has been a lot of discussions lately about the role of leveled texts in the classroom.  We may have gone a little "level crazy" by using reading levels in ways that they were never intended to be used for.  We should never limit a child's reading based on what level they are instructed in.  …

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Predictions of Progress: Do They Make a Difference?

Earlier in the year I reflected on my Reading Recovery teaching practices and identified a goal of working with intention toward helping my students to develop a self-extending system.  I knew that in order to do justice to this goal I had to dedicate regularly scheduled time to look through my running records, lessons records, …

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