From Remember to Create: The Role of Bloom’s Taxonomy in Literacy Teaching

Written by Gen Seven weeks ago our preschooler became a big sister. We had tried our best to prepare her for what a new baby in the house really means: lots of crying and less attention for her. She seemed to understand, but we braced ourselves for tantrums, jealousy, and regression. So, I was pleasantly …

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Running Records 101: The History & How to Score, Code, & Analyze

Learning how to code errors and self-corrections, learning the formulas to calculate the accuracy and self-correction rates and learning how to analyze errors and self-corrections are all a part of running records.  The plethora of running record information available on the Internet can be overwhelming to sift through.  The inconsistencies between the information provided by …

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Optimizing Literacy Instruction for our Special Education Students: Part 2

If a student has gone through the Response to Intervention (RTI) tiers and is now receiving special education they are showing a need for highly individualized instruction. They need highly trained teachers who have a deep understanding of literacy and can provide the student with individualized support throughout their entire day. The student will receive …

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Optimizing Literacy Instruction for our Special Education Students: Part 1

I cannot help but feel troubled and anxious when a student is classified and given a label.  Even with Response to Intervention (RTI) in place, I worry and wonder if we did everything we could for this child before it came to this point? I wonder if this child received high-quality classroom instruction throughout his/her …

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