Monthly Archives: March 2013

Always Write by Corbett Harrison

Always Write (http://corbettharrison.com/) has been a resource I have found inspiring for many years, and have frequently recommended to my fellow writing teachers. Students engage the lessons, and love the interactive pages within the site.  Teachers who are just starting … Continue reading

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Becoming Strategic With Words

“In vocabulary acquisition, a small early advantage grows into a much bigger one unless we intervene very intelligently to help the disadvantaged student learn words at an accelerated rate (Hirsch 2003).”  An early disadvantage has long reaching academic effects.  Hart and Risley (2003) … Continue reading

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Teach Readers To Be Strategic! (A Reflection)

What teacher has worked on reading comprehension with students, not truly knowing that it was the right lesson or strategy, and in the end unable to tell if it was effective?  This one.  Comprehension instruction is a large part of … Continue reading

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