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In this downloadable slideshow, share 7 Ways to Get Readers Talking About Books with your students, from Debbie Miller's "I'm the Kind of Kid Who...".

Link |1783kb
Authors: Debbie Miller
Grades: Kindergarten, Elementary
Last Updated: 05/23/2022
Topics: Reading
Associated Resources: I’m the Kind of Kid Who . . .

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In this reproducible handout, help students learn how to write with clarity and brevity by recording two-three sentence observations of one experience per day over the course of 30 days.

Link |275KB
Authors: Liz Prather
Grades: High School
Last Updated: 04/28/2022
Topics: Writing
Associated Resources: The Confidence to Write

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In communities where learners and learning thrive, children learn with and from each other.  In this downloadable PDF, find examples of intentional, authentic routines that offer opportunities for kids (and their teachers) to sustain, support, and inspire each other throughout the school year.

Link |613KB
Authors: Debbie Miller
Grades: Elementary
Last Updated: 04/28/2022
Topics: Classroom Management, Language Arts
Associated Resources: I’m the Kind of Kid Who . . .

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Use this self-reflection tool to help you reflect and identify a starting point for your own reading and writing life. In just four simple steps, you’ll decide on a concrete starting point for your journey and a path for moving forward after that, too.

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Authors: Stephanie Affinito
Grades: Kindergarten, Elementary
Last Updated: 02/17/2022
Topics: Reading, Teaching Profession, Writing
Associated Resources: Leading Literate Lives

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Music can make learning experiential in the ELA classroom. In this downloadable PDF from Textured Teaching, Lorena Germán shares ideas and strategies to incorporate music, including hip-hop, as supplements to novel studies.

Link |326KB
Authors: Lorena Escoto Germán
Grades: Middle School, High School
Last Updated: 02/15/2022
Topics: Language Arts, Reading

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Stephanie offers even more ways to help you build or reconnect with your literate life with this guide. You will see how to flip each of the 54 invitations, reading into writing and writing into reading, turning them into 108 reading and writing practices for you and your students.

Document |909KB
Authors: Stephanie Affinito
Grades: Kindergarten, Elementary
Last Updated: 02/15/2022
Topics: Language Arts, Reading, Teaching Profession, Writing
Associated Resources: Leading Literate Lives

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Brittany Collins offers some strategies to keep in mind when you encounter grief in your school or classroom.

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Authors: Brittany R. Collins
Grades: Elementary, Middle School, High School
Last Updated: 02/15/2022
Topics: Teaching Profession
Associated Resources: Learning from Loss

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In "Race to 20," students roll a die and place that number of counters on a double ten-frame in an effort to reach 20 first. This free lesson builds students’ understanding of landmark numbers, specifically 10 and 20. Students will practice composing, decomposing, and comparing numbers up to 20.

Document |4.1 MB
Grades: Kindergarten, Elementary
Last Updated: 02/15/2022
Topics: Math

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This Math by the Book lesson helps students recognize the diversity in our world through decimals and children's literature. After reading If the World Were a Village by David J. Smith, students build on their understanding of addition and subtraction to explore decimal concepts through world data.

Document |3.1 MB
Authors: Danielle Moore, Susan O'Connell, Margie Pearse
Grades: Elementary
Last Updated: 11/29/2021
Topics: Math, Reading
Associated Resources: Math by the Book: Fifth Grade Pack

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Download this free four-part framework for supporting grieving students. It follows Brittany Collins's CODE model for relationship-building and grief support (Compassionate, Open-Ended, Direct, and Evolving) and includes strategies that don't need a direct discussion about a loss experience.

Document |180 KB
Authors: Brittany R. Collins
Grades: Kindergarten, Elementary, Middle School, High School, College, Parent
Last Updated: 11/29/2021
Topics: Teaching Profession, Classroom Management
Associated Resources: Learning from Loss

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