Tag Archives: Guide

Instructional Move 4: Close Reading

Three years ago, as I started my first work around close reading, Google searches revealed almost nothing. There were a couple of videos and some books but none of these were created specifically for a K-12 audience. Now, of course, there is … Continue reading

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Guide to Close Reading

Tennessee has created a Guide to Close Reading that answers the following questions: What is close reading? Why is close reading important? How is close reading done? The guide answers these questions with explicit links to the standards, assessment, and lifelong … Continue reading

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A Parents Guide to the Instructional Shifts

In a piece for his blog View out the windshield, Geoff Belleau outlines the “instructional shifts” and the implications for parents. He notes that there is a lot of advice for teachers but not enough for caregivers. Consequently, he takes … Continue reading

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Pictorial Guide to Accessing BAP Materials

If you are having difficulty accessing the Basal Alignment Project materials you may want to use this pictorial guide (here).  It includes a more thorough set of directions that moves you through registering, finding the BAP group, and locating the … Continue reading

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