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Text Levels – Tool or Trouble?

July 9, 2020 Irene Fountas, Director

Highly effective teaching provides a range of opportunities with different texts for different purposes.

Tags: Teaching

Fostering Identity and Community Through Storytelling

July 8, 2020 Courtney Varner, Literacy Trainer

Storytelling is a powerful instructional tool in our classrooms. Storytelling acknowledges students for who they are and provides space for students to share their experiences in the world.

Get to Know Your Students in a Surprising Way

June 15, 2020 Author: Jillian Fountain

With an unpredictable start to the school year ahead, one thing’s for sure: you are preparing for all eventualities and thinking about what you will do to welcome your students.

Assuring Access and Equity in Early Childhood: Harnessing the Power of Diversity

June 2, 2020 Author: Irene Fountas, Director

It is our collective responsibility to continue to advocate for early childhood classrooms. These environments assure the opportunities for children to experience the imagination, wonder, and joy of childhood and develop the confidence and agency that every child deserves.

Literacy Collaborative Spotlight: Samantha Dormady

May 27, 2020

The Literacy Collaborative partnership builds schoolwide professional capacity focused on improving the literacy outcomes for all children. What does this mean for a teacher, interventionist, or literacy coach/teacher leader who […]

Tags: Coaching

Every Child, Every Day

May 1, 2020

The article Every Child, Every Day, authors Richard Allington and Rachael Gabriel explore six elements of reading instruction which don’t require much time or money – just educators’ deciding to […]

Tags: Teaching

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