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Teacher Tip: Using Poetry Charts in PreK

When using poetry charts in prekindergarten, here is a tip to try out with a classic poem.  (continue reading)
Tue, Apr 2, '19

Teacher Tip: Reflecting on Your Guided Reading Lesson

After teaching, reflect on the guided reading lesson even if only for a short time.  (continue reading)
Tue, Jan 29, '19

Teacher Tip: Use Facilitative Talk During Guided Reading

In discussing a guided reading text, you want to support students in the discussion so that they help each other reach for the deeper meaning of the text.  (continue reading)
Tue, Jan 15, '19

Teacher Tip: 20 Tips for Working With English Language Learners in PreK

Working with English language learners, you have the wonderful opportunity to observe them as they absorb their new language. The following are twenty suggestions for working effectively with young ELLs.  (continue reading)
Tue, Dec 11, '18

Teacher Tip: Provide Language Learning Opportunities to ELLs Through Writing

For English language learners, a reader's notebook is a safe place to practice a new language. It eventually becomes a record of their progress not only in content and literacy knowledge but in acquiring a new language.  (continue reading)
Tue, Dec 4, '18

Teacher Tip: Weave Intentional Talk into Whole-Group Teaching

Intentional talk refers to the language you use that is consciously directed toward the goal of instruction. When you plan for intentional talk in your interactive read-aloud and shared reading experiences, think about the meaning of the text and what your students will need to think about to fully  (continue reading)
Tue, Nov 20, '18

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