Why Revisiting Shared Reading Texts Matters for Emergent and Early Learners

This article first appeared on the Reading Recovery Council of North America website. “Ms. Candia, Ms. Candia, did you know there’s ‘and’ in Jack and Jill? Do you hear it, Ms. Candia? Jack ‘and’ Jill—do you hear it?”This exciting outburst from Cameron, a student in Trish Candia’s kindergarten classroom, came one day during early Spring in the midst of independent literacy time. Cameron [...]

Why Revisiting Shared Reading Texts Matters for Emergent and Early Learners2018-09-18T16:32:24-08:00

Teaching Decisions That Bring the Conditions of Learning to Life

Introduction Teachers are in the business of learning. We set up our classrooms, assess our students, and create our lessons. We select books, form reading groups, and teach students in those groups regularly. We create complex daily schedules packed with readers’ (and writers’) workshops, guided reading blocks, and independent reading time. We think aloud, make sure to cover all the comprehension strategies, and use sentence [...]

Teaching Decisions That Bring the Conditions of Learning to Life2018-09-03T08:59:59-08:00