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All Are Welcome Here! Quick, Cultural Connections to Content Instruction for Diverse Learners

All Are Welcome Here! Quick, Cultural Connections to Content Instruction for Diverse Learners

Action Research, Featured Articles, The Shift November 6, 2016 at 9:44 am Comments are Disabled

John Wolfe with Rita Platt “Culturally responsive teaching” or “culturally relevant instructional practices” are hot topics in ESL teaching. We value this and applaud the many […]

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Goal Setting, A Simple Lesson Sequence

Goal Setting, A Simple Lesson Sequence

Featured Articles, The Toolbox June 13, 2016 at 10:52 pm 1 comment

By Rita Platt   Teaching students to set and meet goals is a skill that they will be able to use for the rest of […]

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CBMs with a Twist: Reading is About More Than the Speed

CBMs with a Twist: Reading is About More Than the Speed

By Rita Platt Today in almost every elementary school in every state in America, teachers are required (or at least highly encouraged) to use curriculum […]

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Engaging African American Boys with High Quality Literature

Engaging African American Boys with High Quality Literature

By Rita Platt The suggestions below are great books for everyone. This post, however, puts the lens on readers who are African American boys. If we […]

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High/Low Books to Engage Reluctant Readers from 4th Grade Through High School

High/Low Books to Engage Reluctant Readers from 4th Grade Through High School

By Rita Platt If we want reluctant readers to read we have to give them books they want to read. That means helping them find […]

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Tap Out! A Quick & Fun Way to Formatively Assess Almost Anything!

Tap Out! A Quick & Fun Way to Formatively Assess Almost Anything!

By Rita Platt Looking for a fresh, fun way to quickly and easily assess your students’ progress? Try having them   “Tap Out!” Step 1: […]

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AR Killed My Dog and Now It’s Coming for YOU! A Defense of Accelerated Reader and a Plea for Less Drama

AR Killed My Dog and Now It’s Coming for YOU! A Defense of Accelerated Reader and a Plea for Less Drama

Education 2.0, Featured Articles August 20, 2014 at 12:47 am 10 comments

By Rita Platt With John Wolfe Well, I’ve done it. I’ve had a Twitter-feud. You know you’re not going  to change anyone’s mind by arguing […]

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Effects of rhyming, vocabulary and phonemic awareness instruction on phoneme awareness

Annotations August 13, 2012 at 11:05 pm Comments are Disabled

An Annotation by Andrea Wondra In this journal of research in reading, the results suggest that instruction emphasizing phoneme segmentation, blending, and letter–sound relationships are […]

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Evaluation of a rime-based reading program with Shuswap and Heiltsuk First Nations prereaders

Annotations August 13, 2012 at 10:59 pm Comments are Disabled

An Annotation by Andrea Wondra This study found that children who experience great difficulty with beginning reading typically have a deficiency in phonological awareness.  It […]

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Honoring the Child with Dyslexia in a Montessori Classroom.

Annotations August 13, 2012 at 10:55 pm 3 comments

An Annotation by Andrea Wondra This article takes the position that the ideal curriculum for children with dyslexia is multisensory, structured, cumulative, and sequential.   One’s […]

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