There's no sense to learning to spell words we don't understand. This activity from Word Study That Sticks helps you review with your K-2 students the words they understand (or don't) for greater clarity.
Informational texts facilitate reading development, help shape students’ understanding of the world, and build their habits of inquiry. Use this chapter from Text Complexity to learn more about selecting informational texts for your students.
In this webinar, Julie Wright and Barry Hoonan, authors of What Are You Grouping For?, walk you through five teacher moves for growing students’ reading muscles through small-group learning experiences: kidwatching, pivoting, assessing, curating, and planning.
These five moves from What Are You Grouping For? are founded on knowing students and providing opportunities for them to regularly meet in small groups to read, discuss, and make meaning of texts that are matched to their interest.
These three lessons from The Ramped-Up Read Aloud will teach students to: notice how characters change from the beginning to the end of a story; think about the differences in the way they think and act; and talk, write, or draw about how they change.