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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

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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

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Teaching Kids What They Don’t Know: Literacy Edition

It’s hard, when you’re a secondary teacher and you see that some of your students read at a 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade level. Having been there, I’ll say frankly that it can be downright scary, not knowing what to

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