Here are some more excerpts from the "Maintaining Fluency” section of F&P’s Prompting Guide Part 1. How can you work some of this language into your classroom literacy instruction this week?
Have any of you seen the new show Tidying Up with Marie Kondo on Netflix? Love. 🙂 By Mary Ellen Flannery Spring is in the air! Which means, in public schools across the U.S., classroom mess is reaching full bloom. If you’re an educator who is allergic to disorder, take inspiration from the current master … Continue reading KonMari Does More Than Just De-Clutter the Classroom
By Stephanie Harvey and Anne Goudvis E. B. White (n.d.) reminds us to “always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder.” You can’t help but ask questions in a room that is filled to bursting with great text, stirring images, engaging artifacts, and so on. Content-rich classrooms make wondering irresistible. Stimulating environments fuel … Continue reading Content Literacy: Building Knowledge Through Thinking-Intensive Learning
From the Fountas and Pinnell Literacy Blog During book clubs, students meet in small, heterogeneous groups to discuss a book that they have all read or listened to. Through sharing their thinking, they build a richer understanding than any one student could gain from independent reading alone. Why are book clubs important? As an instructional … Continue reading What Are Book Clubs?
I have always appreciated the thoughtful research that John Hattie produces from his meta studies on what works best in education. This article arrived in my email inbox this morning and I thought the visuals were really interesting and informative. What do you think? Does anything surprise you or confirm what you have always believed? … Continue reading High Impact Strategies for Teachers
This is an article I've shared before during guided reading PD but it's definitely worth a look today if you haven't had time in the past to read it. Happy snow day! By Irene C. Fountas & Gay Su Pinnell In thousands of classrooms around the world, you will see teachers working with small groups … Continue reading Guided Reading: The Romance & The Reality
Interactive read alouds, which differ from traditional read alouds, are an incredibly effective use of precious time in our very busy school days. In addition to learning more about the reading process, interactive read aloud is a time where students are exposed to vocabulary, concepts and literary structures beyond their current instructional reading levels. Interactive … Continue reading What is interactive read aloud?