August 11, 2016

Slay the Monster! Replacing Form-First Pedagogy with Effective Writing Instruction

Kathleen Rowlands makes a compelling case for teaching students effective writing strategies in a workshop environment rather than insisting on the five-paragraph essay format.



January 20, 2016


Timothy Shanahan on Teaching Reading Comprehension Strategies




August 24, 2015

Thomas Newkirk, Director of the New Hampshire Literacy Institutes, discusses how to foster robust classroom discussions.

"Teachers: Know When to Stop Talking"




May 18, 2015



Dr.Timothy Shanahan discusses when we should - and should not - match texts to students.




March 18, 2015



Stephanie Harvey (teacher, consultant, and co-author of The Comprehension Toolkit) discusses "close reading" and "text complexity" - what they are and what they aren't!



March 11, 2015



Doug Fisher and Nancy Frey explain why active involvement is needed for effective vocabulary acquisition. Be sure to view the video at: www.ascd.org/el0315fisherfrey




January 12, 2015

Literacy consultant Jennifer Serravallo explains how infusing purpose and support into independent reading time leads to increased student motivation.



December 8, 2014

Noted reading researcher Dr.Timothy Shanahan tells us how to prepare students for the upcoming PARCC.


December 1, 2014

Read how teacher Alexis Wiggins structures student-led Socratic Seminars with a twist.





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