Reading

Quantity Beats Quality

By |2022-08-19T13:21:08-06:00August 19th, 2022|

(This is a excerpt from my book and workshop: Hi-Impact Reading Strategies: How to Accelerate Fluency and Proficiency with Reading. Get the book in hard copy here and the eBook here.) When designing your Independent Reading Program this year, consider this. An interesting experiment is described in the book [...]

FVR QUESTIONS

By |2022-08-19T08:48:47-06:00August 15th, 2022|

Kelly, a reader of this blog, writes: Thank you for the thorough and interesting materials on your website.  I am experimenting with a bunch of them this year, especially the SSR and Quickwrite components of a daily schedule. . A quick question - would you allow students to listen to [...]

GRAMMAR CRITERIA FOR BOOKS?

By |2022-05-08T21:19:05-06:00May 8th, 2022|

A reader of this blog asks: I'm curious to know, do you have a criterion or standard of what grammar should be included in level 1, level 2, level 3 and level 4 books? Our general standards for grammar follow the levels in a traditional grammar syllabus with a [...]

TEACHER FORCED TO RESIGN AFTER REVEALING SHE READS FOR PLEASURE

By |2022-04-11T15:44:30-06:00April 11th, 2022|

CAMBRIDGE, MA—In yet another education scandal, French teacher Désireux Lecteur has been placed on administrative leave from her position after publicly disagreeing with the removal of the school library and other absurd habits, according to a statement released Monday. Lecteur’s school, McKinley-Taft High School in Cambridge, removed the remaining [...]

ON STUDENT SELF-ASSESSMENT

By |2022-03-13T13:45:35-06:00March 13th, 2022|

Sarah, a Spanish teacher who has been using some of our self-assessment tools for students (such as the Independent Reading Rubric, the Interpersonal Communication Self-Assessment, this Higher Level Thinking Assessment Example, and this Higher Level Thinking Book Report Example) writes: . Hi Bryce, Do you put the self assessment [...]

LET THEM READ JUNK!

By |2022-02-19T11:53:44-07:00February 19th, 2022|

Multilevel Classes? Every class is a multilevel class. The schedule may say they are all in level 1, but student reading levels are all over the place, or soon will be. When the spread becomes wide, how can we possibly reach each student? How can we challenge each of [...]

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