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August 25. 2016

Daily Lit Bit - 08/25/2016

Effective teaching is responsive to the learners. It means that you are able to notice the strengths of individuals and build on their competencies. Instead of expecting them to be where you are, you have to bring the teaching to where they are.

excerpted from Guided Reading: Responsive Teaching Across the Grades, Second Edition. © 2017 by Irene C. Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

August 24. 2016

Daily Lit Bit - 08/24/2016

When teachers respond precisely to students' observable behaviors, they meet students where they are and lead them forward with intention and precision.

August 17. 2016

Daily Lit Bit - 08/17/2016

A higher level of literacy achievement is obtained when all students feel a sense of agency, community, joy and reflection in their own learning.

August 16. 2016

Daily Lit Bit - 08/16/2016

Effective teaching begins with what we know about learners and their literacy. Continual observations of what students do as readers and writers provide the best evidence of learning.

August 9. 2016

Daily Lit Bit - 08/09/2016

When reading is viewed as thinking, students bring their voices to every text and benefit from the voices expressed by the myriad of authors before them.