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The World’s Greatest Audience

We heart you.   You are undoubtedly the world’s greatest audience! It is enough that you read and respond to our blog posts, but you are kind enough to check on us when our blogging schedule changes. To the many of you, Dear Readers, who have written to us to find out why the blog…

Three Beautiful Informational Text Series

Over the past few months we have really been thinking about informational text in the purest sense and how it compares to narrative nonfiction. Good informational text in non-narrative formats remains less readily available than narrative nonfiction and fiction. It is very limited in picture book presentations, so we are grateful for companies that generate…

Who is Doing the Work?

  The brain that does the work is the brain that does the learning.–David Sousa This week we are exploring the ways that planning Common Core lessons is different from our lesson planning when we were expected to teach state standards. Some of the differences are obvious, such as changes in text levels, and others…

What Teachers are Saying...

This is a book that needed to be written…

Joan Moser of “The 2 Sisters"

2016-07-27T11:29:54+00:00

Joan Moser of “The 2 Sisters"

Reading Wellness reminds us that nothing is more essential to our classrooms than caring for our children’s minds, beliefs, and passions. It is a prescription for student-centered instruction in the truest sense.

Christopher Lehman

2016-07-27T11:39:42+00:00

Christopher Lehman

So many people have said that your session was the best staff development that we have had at our school – we all desperately want you to come back…

Jan Busey, Estes Elementary, Literacy Coach, Buncombe County Schools, North Carolina

2016-07-27T11:41:06+00:00

Jan Busey, Estes Elementary, Literacy Coach, Buncombe County Schools, North Carolina

They came in with ideas and lessons that have empowered the teachers to revisit their ‘inner teacher’ and opened the door to creative thinking again. As one teacher stated, ‘What better way to spend my day!

Sandy Keaton, Elementary Language Arts Instructional Facilitator, Howard County Schools, Maryland

2016-07-27T11:42:23+00:00

Sandy Keaton, Elementary Language Arts Instructional Facilitator, Howard County Schools, Maryland

The logic of its argument is all but impossible to deny. Burkins and Yaris make their call to change hard to resist.

Illinois Reading Council Journal (Fall 2016)

2017-04-05T13:49:53+00:00

Illinois Reading Council Journal (Fall 2016)