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Creating Effective Anchor Charts in Your Minilessons 

November 14, 2022 Nikki Drury, Literacy Trainer

Anchor charts have many benefits for learners of all ages. Here are three characteristics about creating effective anchor charts that will support your students in developing a strong sense of ownership in their learning.

Tags: Teaching

Developing Empathetic Thinking

October 9, 2022 Gravity Goldberg, Author & Consultant

Author and consultant Gravity Goldberg shares four ways you can work on developing your own empathetic thinking and also support this in students.

A is for Assessment: Considerations for linking assessment and instruction

October 4, 2022 Wendy Vaulton, Associate Director for Reading Recovery and Early Interventions

How do we uncover the kinds and degrees of support that will be most effective for individual students? Our best shot starts with assessment that is authentic, asset-based, actionable, and anti-racist.

Engaging Hearts and Minds Through Purposeful Talk

September 14, 2022 Maria Nichols, Author & Consultant

Create conditions and supports for engaging hearts and minds in ways that build depth of meaning making, compassion, and critical process for all students, including our youngest learners.

Tags: Teaching

Focus on Phonics: Five Tips for a Successful Beginning with Phonics, Spelling and Word Study Lessons

September 2, 2022 Cindy Downend, Associate Director of Literacy Programs

Daily systematic explicit phonics instruction is essential for students to learn how to read effectively. Consider these five pointers for organizing your time and materials from the Fountas & Pinnell Phonics, Spelling, and Word Study Systems.

Tags: Teaching

Open Windows, Open Minds: Let’s Not Close the Pools Again

August 23, 2022 Afrika Afeni Mills, Author & Education Consultant

Every educator in the United States must be prepared to engage in their own racial healing work and face challenges without fear, for the lives of their students.

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In this 4-day training for school principals and administrators, learn how to support literacy teaching and learning in grades K–6.

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