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Question: How Do Parents Feel When Schools are Not Aligned to Reading Science?

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The Minneapolis Public School (MPS) district is similar to school districts...

What happens when we realize the way we have been teaching reading is wrong?

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What happens when we realize the way we’ve been teaching reading is wrong? What...

Question: What Does Equitable ELA Instruction Require?

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We’re so glad you’re here to learn with us. 

Using Complex Texts to Address Unfinished Learning

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Happy new year! We head into SY 2021-22 with lots of new buzzwords swarming...

Question: How Can We Engage Students by Helping Them See Themselves and the World Through Texts?

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Sheeba Jacob recently wrote a blog post that caught our attention! She wrote, “...

What About Spelling?

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In our recent podcast episode, we focus on spelling! Spelling guru J. Richard...

Question: What Does Evidence-Based Small Group Literacy Instruction Look Like?

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We recently podcasted with a second grade teacher who shares how she uses small...

What are the best ways to help older students with unfinished literacy learning?

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For good reason, we have received a lot of questions about older readers....

Where do secondary educators start to support struggling students?

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We’re always thinking of our secondary students who struggle and need our...

Why is building knowledge with HQIM important?

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We love scrolling through social media posts and seeing classrooms set for...

How can we advocate for better teacher prep programs?

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As 2021 comes to a close, we acknowledge the heroic efforts of all educators...

Question: How Can Tier 1 Early Literacy Instruction Reach the Majority of Students?

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As educators, parents often ask us, “How is my child doing?” It’s sometimes...

All About Assessment

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We have so many questions and thoughts about assessments… and we talk about...

How does chronic trauma wear down kids who can not read?

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In our 100th podcast episode, Trauma and Reading, Dr. Steven Dystra joins us...

Let's drop some knowledge with classroom teacher Heidi Jane!

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In our recent podcast episode, we talked about all things sight words, heart...

How Do You Help Students Read Difficult Texts?

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Happy Holidays! This week we bring you an answer to a listener’s question,...

How Does Knowledge Building Relate to Reading Science?

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You might be wondering… how does building knowledge relate to reading science?...

How can we keep a learner-mindset during a season of busyness?

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In this season of busyness, it seems we have little time to do more than the...

All About Melissa and Lori!

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We’re taking a full podcast to share more about US… sharing how our undergrad...

How can we all support our youngest learners on their learning to read journey?

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In last week’s podcast episode, we talked with Faith Borkowsky, author,...

How can educators help each other rethink reading instruction?

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James Dobson, an Australian primary teacher, shares challenges he encountered...

Question: How Can Teachers Help All Students Access Complex Texts and Tasks?

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When we first were introduced to Wit & Wisdom ELA, we had so many questions! We...

More on Decoding and Sound Walls with Dr. Julia Lindsey

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Dr. Julia Lindsey shared that decoding is the function of a kid… NOT a...

How can we lead from our seat?

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In our recent podcast episode, we chat with our friends at UnboundEd about...

How can we support educators to consider all aspects of the Reading Rope?

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We’ve been thinking a lot lately about how to spread the good word that...

How can we help older students with unfinished literacy learning?

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In part 2 of our conversation David Liben on our most recent podcast episode,...

Bring Back the Joy of Schooling - Start by Noticing!

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In education, leadership is often a term reserved for those who hold big...

How do we select High Quality Instructional Materials?

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We hear from educators everywhere who want to learn more about how to best...