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Differentiating Your Literacy Centers: One Size Does NOT Fit All

Differentiation is critical to helping students of all abilities to work within their zone of proximity. Here are some ideas to help you differentiate your literacy centers, so that all students can work at their own proficiency levels within their reading skills.

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Ideas by Association

By: TCM GuestPosted 10/10/13
Ideas by Association

Here’s an idea to quick start your students’ next writing assignment! This exercise will get your students’ imaginations warmed up and make it easier for them to choose a subject to write about.

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Our Littlest Learners Have Big Learning to Do!

By: Mary Jo Fresch, Ph.D.Posted 09/26/13
Our Littlest Learners Have Big Learning to Do!

Our youngest learners must develop the ability to hear the differences in the sounds of letters before they can ever read print. They must develop phonemic awareness. Here are some tips for helping children develop phonemic awareness, and making it fun!

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Learning by Playing

By: Nancy Padak, Ed.D.Posted 09/19/13
Learning by Playing

Do you allow your students to learn by playing in the classroom? Having fun and playing is motivating; students will pay closer attention for longer periods of time. This, of course, increases the likelihood that they will learn. Here are a few word-learning games that you can easily play with your students!

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The Journey Towards Best Practices Using Technology

By: Eric LeMoine, M.Ed.Posted 09/05/13
The Journey Towards Best Practices Using Technology

As technology continues its march into our teaching spaces, we have to infuse some common best practices into our technology use. Integrating the practices into our teaching with technology is a lifelong journey, since technologies constantly change and evolve. Here are some ways schools use technology in the classroom.

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Reading on the Go

By: Dona Herweck RicePosted 08/08/13
Reading on the Go

We’ve all mastered the art of curling up with a good book. But heading out for a book-based adventure? Well, that just opens up worlds of possibility! Here are a few of my favorite book/adventure combos to do with children—whether with my own kids over the summer months or as special class experiences during the school year.

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