Join Us at LitCon22!

We are very excited to be live featured speakers at this year’s all virtual LitCon: National K-8 Literacy Conference on Thursday, February 3rd, 2022 with a live Continued Engagement follow-up session on Saturday, February 5th, 2022. Our session, Shifting Our Language for Strategic Processing will focus on recognizing the strategic actions that are indicative of …

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Supporting Agency Through Teacher Language

Agency I recently read the book, Wire for Agency: Four Simple Moves That Transfer Learning, by Jenn Hayhurst and Jill DeRosa. If you are interested in shifting your teaching to increase students' independence, then this is a must-read. This text walks educators through four important moves to support student agency: Watch, Intend, Reflect, and Engage. …

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Lessons Learned: Reflections on a Remarkable Year

When staring into a pool of still, clear water, the reflected image is sharp, almost perfect. When the water is disturbed, the reflection is still there, but it is distorted, no longer a perfect copy. Our water has been disturbed. For some of us, in the most violent way. Our year has resembled past school …

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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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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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Self-Extending Systems: Teaching with Discontinuation and Independence in Mind

"In order to help students achieve successful processing, we must ask ourselves an important question, are we doing the necessary analysis and planning with the development of self-extending systems in mind from week to week, day to day, and moment to moment during our students' programs?"