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Friday, November 2, 2012

Great information on mini-lessons from Choice Literacy

The Big Fresh Newsletter from Choice Literacy 
Are your lessons more maxi than mini? Shari Frost has tips for  Putting the "Mini" Back in Minilessons:
October is a good time for reflecting on the quality of conversations in classrooms. In Minilessons to Start Conversations with Students About Books, Franki Sibberson shares her best advice for lifting the quality of talk:

Monday, October 29, 2012

Reaching Struggling Adolescent Readers - Courtesy of ASCD Smartbrief

Reach Your Struggling Adolescent Readers with MCI
Engage your students with MCI (Making Connections Intervention), a program that blends teacher-led and online activities to provide targeted literacy intervention. Students receive direct comprehension instruction in a highly motivating format and teachers have access to online progress monitoring and reports. Try an interactive skill lesson, watch MCI videos, and get more info!