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See You In September!

See You In September!

July was a month of learning…. with educators across the country.   We read and blogged about Franki Sibberson and Bill Bass’ new book, Digital Reading: What’s Essential in Grades 3-8. Thanks to Cathy Mere,

Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge – Mentor Texts for Informational Writing Units of Study

Ice Bear: In the Steps of the Polar Bear, Nicola Davies and Gary Blythe This book is absolutely gorgeous. We love the way the illustrations and the language come together to create a beautiful nonfiction

Slice of Life – Time to Renew

We have been hearing the word, renew, quite a bit lately. We use it most often in our conversations with each other about books we have on loan from the library. Last week, while

It’s Monday! Love these Fractured Fairy Tales

This week we listened to Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin and Jack: The True Story of Jack and the Beanstalk by Liesl Shurtliff.   These two chapter books are perfect read alouds for students

International Literacy Association 2015 — Be the change you want to see in the world!

We have admired Fran McVeigh’s keen ability to share her learning from the conferences she attends for some time now. She always manages to blog while she is still at the conference; to synthesize

Slice of Life: Making Connections Through Laughter

Laughter is the closest distance between two people.                                                      

It’s Monday AND It’s #CyberPD

It’s Monday AND It’s #CyberPD

CYBER PD 2015 – Chapters 6-7 Reflection Well…. having grown as digital readers… we used Padlet to reflect on these last two chapters. It was so much easier this time. We posed questions, big ideas, take-aways

#CyberPD – Reflections from Chapters 3, 4, and 5

#CyberPD – Reflections from Chapters 3, 4, and 5

Ever try to fit a square peg into a round hole?   That is what digital reading has felt like for us over the past few years. This “thing” we needed to learn, figure out,

Slice of Life: Slices of Summer Reading and Community

Slice of Life: Slices of Summer Reading and Community

This blog post from one of our partnership schools shares “slices” of summer reading that bring tears of joy to our eyes.   As we read it, the first word that came to mind was

It’s Monday! Sharing Our Thoughts about Reading Projects Reimagined

Reading Projects Reimagined, Dan Feigelson Let’s face it, sometimes the way some students approach writing about reading is the way we might approach ironing – Avoid it at all costs!   Students complain, “ I just want