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What I’ve Been Doing Since My Last Post (3 of 3)

I have also spent a lot of time working on the appearance and function of this blog. This is what I have done: I put the pronunciation and meaning of “TWRC” at the top right of the blog rather than … Continue reading

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Revisiting Silent Reading: New Directions for Teachers and Researchers (International Reading Association Institute #6, Chicago 2010): Part Four

This is part four of my reflections on the International Reading Association’s Institute called, “Revisiting Silent Reading: New Directions for Teachers and Researchers” that was held in Chicago on April 25, 2010. You can find part one here. In that … Continue reading

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Revisiting Silent Reading: New Directions for Teachers and Researchers (International Reading Association Institute #6, Chicago 2010): Part Two

This is part two of my reflections on the International Reading Association’s Institute called, “Revisiting Silent Reading: New Directions for Teachers and Researchers” that was held in Chicago on April 25, 2010. You can find part one here. In that … Continue reading

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Looking for a Great Way to Practice Reading Fluency? Think Poetry!

I am writing this post in celebration of national poetry month. One of my favorite elementary school memories is being read aloud to in my school library. I vividly remember sitting there, criss-cross applesauce style, laughing out loud to the … Continue reading

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What Happens in the Home Before Kids Start School Affects Their Vocabulary & Overall Academic Success

Whenever people discuss the achievement/opportunity gap, the first thing that comes to my mind is the Hart & Risley study from 1995. You can read the entire study in this book, Interview with Todd Risley by Children of the Code … Continue reading

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