Tag Archives: Kindergarten

Every Child Reading–Dr. Margie Gillis Presentation

In case you missed it, you can access an October 28th presentation by Dr. Margie B. Gillis on helping Kindergarten through 3rd grade students with reading. Dr. Gillis is the president of Literacy How, Inc. and research affiliate, Haskins Laboratories … Continue reading

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Instructional Move Number 10: Cold Call

“Cold Call” is outlined in Doug Lemov’s book Teach Like a Champion. The move involves calling on students whether they have their hands up or not. The technique has the advantages of keeping the pace of the class moving, increasing … Continue reading

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Kindergarten Readiness Resources

Kindergarten teacher Haley Snyder has created a webpage detailing how parents can support their children with the Nevada Academic Content Standards/Common Core. There are three specific areas to help families including sections on, What is Common Core, Kindergarten Prep, and Parent & … Continue reading

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Additions to www.63000resources.com

A number of resources and materials have been added to http://www.63000resources.com. Like everything else at the site, the items are free and well aligned to the shifts and the Instructional Practice Guides. The “Year at a Glance” planning tool for … Continue reading

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New Resources at www.63000resources.com

A number of new links were added to http://www.63000resources.com including: Free K-8 passages by reading level (here) Common Core Implementation Guide for School-Level Leaders from the Aspen Institute (here) Graphic organizer to practice textual evidence (here) K-5 Writing Rubrics  (here) … Continue reading

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Washoe Starts Scaling the Read Aloud Project (RAP)

Chris Hayes, Ben Dickson, and Kristen Campbell moved district educators through the Read Aloud Project training materials and lessons. The training looked at text complexity, text-dependent questions, and completed RAP lessons. The RAP is a joint venture between Student Achievement … Continue reading

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Gaining Access to the Read Aloud Project for K-2

Educators, from throughout the country, are gathered in Las Vegas to train on the Read Aloud Project (RAP). RAP is an effort to create Common Core-aligned lessons for K-2 picture, informational, and chapter books. Lessons include text-dependent questions, Language exploration, … Continue reading

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