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Ralph Fletcher: A Writer’s Mentor 

July 1, 2024 Heather Rodman, Literacy Trainer

When I need a little writerly advice, I often turn to Ralph Fletcher. We’ve never met, but his advice about writing for both students and teachers has stayed with me for the last 20 years.

Tags: Teaching

Reaching All Learners Through Independent Reading

June 27, 2024 Linda Murphy, Associate Director of Literacy Programs

Research highlights the significant benefits of independent reading, including improved literacy skills, greater empathy, and a lifelong love of reading.

Advice for Coaches: Helping Teachers Navigate the End-of-Year Homestretch

June 11, 2024 Nikki Drury, Literacy Trainer

How can coaches help empower teachers to navigate the end-of-year homestretch? By creating opportunities for reflection.   

Tags: Coaching

Comprehension and Building Knowledge: From Acquiring Knowledge to Actively Using It

May 29, 2024 Stephanie Harvey, Author & Education Consultant

Literacy expert Stephanie Harvey explains the relationship between comprehension and knowledge building.

Tags: Teaching

Seeking to Understand the Science of Reading

May 22, 2024 Wendy Vaulton, Associate Director for Reading Recovery & Early Interventions

The 2024 book, “Fact-checking the Science of Reading: Opening Up the Conversation,” is an unbiased, accessible review of ten major claims associated with the Science of Reading movement.

Evidence-Based? Research-Based? What does it all Mean?

April 24, 2024 Cindy Downend, Associate Director of Literacy Programs

Are you puzzled by the terms, evidence-based and research-based? Read on for some clarity and a bit of friendly advice.

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