Monthly Archives: January 2017

Effective Foundational Literacy Skill Instruction and PBL, Part 2

In part 1 of this mini-series, I briefly discussed the elements of quality foundational literacy instruction. Effective foundational literacy instruction should be: Sequenced and differentiated Taught using a variety of techniques Taught with other literacy skills Connected to meaningful reading

Posted in Decoding and Fluency, PBL

Effective Foundational Literacy Skill Instruction & PBL, Part 1

Elementary teachers, especially early elementary teachers, and secondary teachers who work with striving readers and writers who may need early literacy skill support have a real challenge on their hands- even more so, perhaps, if they’re also working hard to

Posted in Decoding and Fluency

Building Agency Via Effective Goal Setting

Here come the resolutions! It’s that time of year when everyone’s thinking about what they’d like to achieve in the next year.  And it’s also when we ask students to set goals for the next grading period or semester. And

Posted in Motivation