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The Fiction-Driven Classroom… Guilty as Charged? Creating Successful Nonfiction Writers

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One of those things teachers have to think about today—that maybe they didn’t so much before—is the difference between fiction and nonfiction. Unless you’re a teacher and responsible for meeting the standards, you might think “It’s all reading, so it’s … Continue reading

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Got a SMART Board®? Give it a big hug.

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Teachers today have many tools in their tool kits. Best teaching practices. Behavior management savvy. Patience. Passion. An innovative spirit. (Did we mention patience?) Chances are, the SMART Board is also one of those tools. But having a SMART Board … Continue reading

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8 Terrific Reasons to Teach with Children’s Literature—in Every Subject Area

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Wouldn’t it be great if you could wave a magic wand and turn every student into a lifelong reader? Unfortunately, there is no one approach or program that will get every child to read and enjoy it. However, if you … Continue reading

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Guided Writing – Organizing Writing & Text Types

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By Laureen Reynolds, SDE Educational Consultant I certainly hope you all enjoyed a bit of Teacher Appreciation Day/Week. You deserve it! As the year winds down for some of you it is easy to let our routines and daily instruction wind … Continue reading

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Guided Writing – Mining Ideas to Spark Young Writers

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By Laureen Reynolds, SDE Educational Consultant Hello! I hope spring has sprung for most of you and that your writing instruction has been given new life right along with the change of seasons. The last time we chatted I promised you … Continue reading

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