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A Year of Reading: Read Across America: Who Are You as a Reader?

A Year of Reading: Read Across America: Who Are You as a Reader? | Leaves | Scoop.it

Read Across America Week will be here before we know it. This is always a challenging week for me. I want to celebrate but I don't want the celebration to be about the week. I want us to celebrate literacy every day all year. And I want whatever we do during Read Across America Week to be authentic. I also want it to fit into our bigger goals for our school reading community.

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Matters of Consequence

Matters of Consequence | Leaves | Scoop.it

If you were to say to the grown-ups: “I saw a beautiful house made of rosy brick, with a geranium in the windows and doves on the roof,” they would not be able to get any idea of that house at all." 

 

This blog so beautifully illustrates our battle as teachers and simply explores the dichotomy we face each day using one of the most effective weapons known to mankind, the power of story.

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Close reading: A revolution delayed

Close reading: A revolution delayed | Leaves | Scoop.it
For all of the talk about how different reading instruction is meant to be in the Common Core era, and for all of the hand wringing over the critical “instructional shifts” embedded in the new literacy standards, a glimpse at the world of classroom implementation reveals that the more things change, the more they stay the same.
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Scholastic News Kids Press Corps - 2014 Application

Scholastic News Kids Press Corps - 2014 Application | Leaves | Scoop.it
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The Power of Your Personal, Professional Network =>Development

The Power of Your Personal, Professional Network =>Development | Leaves | Scoop.it
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Five Ways to Fix the Grammar Lesson - Video

I wasn't crazy about teaching grammar. However, it eventually became a subject that was fun and relevant.
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Using Dear Mr. Henshaw to encourage students to write

Using Dear Mr. Henshaw to encourage students to write | Leaves | Scoop.it
Dear Mr. Henshaw, a Newbery medal-winning book by Beverly Cleary, is a great way to get students to think about some of the therapeutic benefits of writing.
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Check This Out: The Spritz Reader Can Actually Change How You Read

Check This Out: The Spritz Reader Can Actually Change How You Read | Leaves | Scoop.it
If you have not already seen the Spritz reader, you should check it out. It is a standout new technology for me. Although this technology is still in it’s infancy, it works to change significantly how we read.
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What do I get if I read this?

What do I get if I read this? | Leaves | Scoop.it
Despite a preponderance of research that shows that external motivators do not increase student engagement and motivation over the long-term, it still seems that you can’t find an elementary school where reading is not at some point tied to coupons...
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Takeaways and Ideas from our Summer Writing Academy: Part 1

Takeaways and Ideas from our Summer Writing Academy: Part 1 | Leaves | Scoop.it
Each summer, our district runs a week-long writing camp for students entering second through sixth grade.
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Using picture books to teach satire

Using picture books to teach satire | Leaves | Scoop.it
It is important to expose children to a variety of genres of literature at young age and to do our best to explain the conventions of that genre in developmentally appropriate ways.
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Dear School Boards of America: Have a Backbone. Also, Read Books. (Warning: Some language may offend you).

Dear School Boards of America: Have a Backbone. Also, Read Books. (Warning: Some language may offend you). | Leaves | Scoop.it
On June 12th, the Cape Henlopen school board in Delaware voted 6-1 to drop Emily M. Danforth’s The Miseducation of Cameron Post from a summer reading list aimed at high school freshmen, citing inappropriate language. The following week, a school … Continued
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Good Read:Weighing In on Balanced Literacy

Good Read:Weighing In on Balanced Literacy | Leaves | Scoop.it
As the New York Times reported the other week, our new Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina recently gave a big endorsement to balanced literacy, which had been cast aside in many city schools after the previous administration embraced packed reading...
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"We’d do better to focus on the quality and depth that’s brought to a structure—i.e., what kind of thinking are we asking of students within whatever structure we use—rather than get caught up fighting over which one is better, knowing that a teacher who really listens to students, reflects on her practice and is a critical thinker and learner herself can make almost anything work."

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It's Coming: August's Picture Book Event #pb10for10

It's Coming:  August's Picture Book Event #pb10for10 | Leaves | Scoop.it
It's hard to believe we are already nearing the middle of July.  Where has the summer gone?  That means it is almost time for our annual August picture book event.  If you love picture books.
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BoomWriter Just Released WordWriter for Teaching Vocabulary

BoomWriter Just Released WordWriter for Teaching Vocabulary | Leaves | Scoop.it
July 24, 2014
 BoomWriter announced the launch of its new interactive vocabulary tool called WordWriter yesterday! WordWriter makes vocabulary fun, easy, and engaging and gives it a 21st century...
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Reading Response Questions For Self-Guided Response

Reading Response Questions For Self-Guided Response | Leaves | Scoop.it
TEST 19 Reading Response Questions For Self-Guided Response by Terry Heick Though I’m not in the classroom this year, I teach English (literature, writing, digital media, etc.) I was recently going through an old folder of reading reflection...
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No Tears for Tiers: Common Core Tiered Vocabulary Made Simple

No Tears for Tiers: Common Core Tiered Vocabulary Made Simple | Leaves | Scoop.it
The Common Core State Standards place an importance on academic vocabulary. In addition to developing an advanced vocabulary, the CCSS calls for increasing the amount of nonfiction and informational text in classrooms. We know that vocabulary knowledge influences fluency, comprehension, and student achievement. And, vocabulary plays an even more important role in understanding nonfiction and …
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Fluency Tutor™ for Google - from Texthelp

Fluency Tutor is an application for Google Chrome which allows educators to assign reading passages to students via their Google Drive accounts.
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Students Can Get Expert Advice on their Writing

Students Can Get Expert Advice on their Writing | Leaves | Scoop.it
Earlier this year I shared Academic Help, a website that gives students and teachers access to free writing guides.  The site has been completely redesigned making it simple to search for exactly what you need.
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Rethinking Reading Logs

Rethinking Reading Logs | Leaves | Scoop.it
Comments:How have you augmented the outdated practice of reading logs? - Matt Renwick
Tags: reading, logs, example, assessment
by: Matt Renwick
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AASL’s picks for apps and websites

AASL’s picks for apps and websites | Leaves | Scoop.it
On Saturday, two hard-working AASL committees presented juried lists of resources.
While I try my best to keep up with this stuff, these two darn committees just filled my summer with new explorations.
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Don't Miss These Resources

Don't Miss These Resources | Leaves | Scoop.it
My mind and body are still recovering from the American Library Association Annual Conference.
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Teamput: updating the stickynote options

Teamput: updating the stickynote options | Leaves | Scoop.it
I am a huge fan of stickynote tools for collaboration and reflection.  I am particularly devoted to Padlet.  I love its ease of use, embedability, the fact that no registration is necessary.
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Assessment in Perspective

Assessment in Perspective | Leaves | Scoop.it
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Shh! We Have a Plan by Chris Haughton - YouTube

From the award-winning author and illustrator of 'A Bit Lost' and 'Oh No, George!' comes another wonderful picture book following four men trying to catch a ...
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All about literature circles

All about literature circles | Leaves | Scoop.it
I know it is summer, but I found (especially as a new teacher) that setting aside a good chunk of time to go Beast Mode* on a specific strategy truly helps in its implementation during the next school year.
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Reading ability: nature or nurture?

Reading ability: nature or nurture? | Leaves | Scoop.it
For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath.
Matthew, 13:12
The Matthew Effect has become something of a truism.
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