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Rethinking Levels 1 & 2

Are we keeping students in levels 1 and 2 for too long? Our Reading Recovery Teacher Leader had us mull over this question during a Reading Recovery professional development session. I am still reflecting on this question. The majority of my incoming Reading Recovery students start in levels 0-1. I know that I need to …

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Raising Remote Readers: Talk About It

Language & Literacy Marie M. Clay (2016) explains that learning to read is making connections with visible print to the invisible knowledge one has of oral language. Many families who have a young readers learning at home this year, or who have spent significant amounts of time learning from home, are worried about sufficient reading …

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Experimenting with Action Research in the Classroom

At the beginning of this school year, like many literacy interventionists, I was asked to fulfill a different role. After years out of the classroom, I suddenly found myself teaching "in-person" kindergarten. Despite having been a classroom teacher for years in the past, I'll admit that I was nervous and wondering how I would handle …

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Register Soon for the Made for Learning Book Study

EDIT: Our Made for Learning book study is now full! If you are interested in future book studies please fill out this brief form. Join us and colleagues from around the world for an exciting book study opportunity! Space is filling up fast, so make sure you register soon for this free 5-part study and …

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You are Invited to a Book Study!

EDIT: Our Made for Learning book study is now full! If you are interested in future book studies please fill out this brief form. literacypages We are pleased to announce an exciting professional development opportunity! Join us for, Literacy Pages: The Book Study. This 5-part series features the text, Made for Learning: How the Conditions …

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Improving Automaticity When Reading

Proficient readers are able to read effortlessly, devoting the majority of their attention to comprehending what they are reading. Scholarly reading with unfamiliar academic vocabulary would provide some challenge to a proficient reader, but everyday reading would require minimal effort. The goal of freeing up a reader's attention should be kept in mind as we …

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