Content Literacy: Building Knowledge Through Thinking-Intensive Learning

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

What is interactive read aloud?

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?