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My Fight for Literacy: Growing up with Dyslexia
Posted on Nov 28, 2018
  • Liz Catalani
Tags
  • Dyslexia
  • ELA
  • Literacy
  • Reading Intervention
My Fight for Literacy: Growing up with Dyslexia

Imagine how scary class, peers, and the world can be for a child who can’t read and the many instances where reading is necessary and obvious.

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Simple Strategies to Help Struggling Readers Achieve Grade-Level Success
Posted on Nov 15, 2018
  • Michelle Easley
Tags
  • reading
  • Reading Intervention
Simple Strategies to Help Struggling Readers Achieve Grade-Level Success

Only one-third of American students entering high school are proficient in reading (National Assessment of Educational Progress). Many students lack the basic, foundational reading skills necessary to be successful academically.

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What Do You Mean Teach WRITING During MATH?
Posted on Nov 8, 2018
  • Jenny Hamilton
Tags
  • Literacy
  • Math
  • Step Up to Writing
  • Writing
What Do You Mean Teach WRITING During MATH?

When planning math instruction, writing activities probably do not come to mind; but, research tells us they should.

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What if All Students Were Proficient in Mathematics?
Posted on Nov 1, 2018
  • John Woodward
Tags
  • Algebra
  • Math
  • Math Intervention
What if All Students Were Proficient in Mathematics?

There is a common tendency today to link higher math standards for our students with the kind of achievement we see in other countries. A complementary thread is to link high standards in math to the broad trends in our ever-changing, information economy. By implication, we need to ensure all students are proficient in this discipline.

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The Artist Behind #IAmMore: An Interview with Julian Gaines
Posted on Oct 25, 2018
  • Voyager Sopris Learning
Tags
  • #IAmMore
  • language live
  • Literacy
The Artist Behind #IAmMore: An Interview with Julian Gaines

Two weeks ago, we shared Part One of our inspiring conversation with Julian Gaines is a globally recognized artist whose work is unique, inspiring, and embodies what it is to be MORE. Here is Part Two.

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Narrative Writing: There’s More to the Story
Posted on Oct 18, 2018
  • Jenny Hamilton
Tags
  • Step Up to Writing
  • Writing
Narrative Writing: There’s More to the Story

Once upon a time, students engaged in creative writing. In fact, creative writing constituted the bulk of the writing students generated. The educational pendulum rarely finding balance has now swung wholeheartedly to expository writing, often completely shunning narrative writing instruction.

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