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Peeking in & conferring with Jamboard

Even when we’re all back in schools, feeling some sense of normalcy, I can’t see letting go of Google’s Jamboard as a tool at the guided reading table. This dynamic tool has become an engaging way for students to analyze important excerpts from informational sources and then plan for and write responses. Just as important, …Read more

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Jamboard + Guided Reading with Nonfiction

Here are three examples of how I’m using Google’s Jamboard to support teaching virtually. If you are familiar with my three phase plan for teaching reading at the transitional-fluent stages, you can use Jamboard in all three phases. These tips can be helpful for lessons during other parts of the day as well! Introduce Vocabulary …Read more

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Teaching Virtually with the Three-Phase Plan

Teaching from a distance doesn’t mean we have to give up core beliefs about how our students learn to read. I’m still going to engage students in reading high-interest, complex texts. I’m still going to demonstrate strategic thinking for students. I’m still going to gradually release responsibility. I’m still going to have private reading/writing conferences …Read more

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Teaching Reading Virtually – When Caregivers are TOO Helpful

Anybody teaching a lesson virtually this spring and notice a caregiver being too helpful? Maybe whispering answers? Or providing some unproductive prodding? A few thoughts… They are the “first teachers” so it’s not surprising. Many of these “too helpful” caregivers (e.g., parents, grandparents, guardians) teach this child every day–how to wash their hands, how to …Read more

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Teaching Reading Virtually – What I’ve Learned

I’ve been lucky to teach small group guided reading virtually several times in the last month with some amazing think partners. We’ve learned a lot. Here’s a few take-aways to start. If you see students in-person this fall, start teaching distance learning routines right away. You may start the year together and then a case …Read more

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