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Short stories, tall tales

A collection of short stories by Mark Pullen’s fourth-graders at Lakeside Elementary shows what they have learned in their realistic fiction writing unit...

‘Tour guides of their knowledge’

The museum served as a reading celebration to cap off a month-long study by students, who also wrote and illustrated their own books...

Reading is elementary for these word detectives

For the first full school year, students across the district are using the Units of Study for Teaching Reading, a curriculum developed by author and educator Lucy Calkins...

Super Readers Save the Day!

There are new superheroes in town, and with the point of a popsicle stick, the zoom-in ability of hyper-focused eyes and ears, and the...

Consistent literacy instruction means improved reading

Newly implemented curriculum aligns K-12 curriculum, stocks all elementary classrooms with books and materials...

High-Achieving Reading: How One School Does It

Brown Elementary School fourth-grader Layla Funk looked up from the book she was reading to consider the question: “How has your school helped you...

Students Read What They Love, Develop Literacy Skills

West Middle School eighth-grade students Anja Whitehouse and Katie Townley are definitely what you would call "readers." They finish one book to start another,...

Small Moments Lead to Huge Improvements

“What is a dot-dot-dot?” asked the first grade teacher.“AN ELLIPSIS!” her students responded.“What is its purpose?” asked the teacher.“To build up EXCITEMENT!” shouted the...
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