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Rob Fleisher

New Guided Reading Product! Worksheets Included!
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New Guided Reading Product! Worksheets Included!
January 10, 2016 at 7:56 pm 0
Hey Everyone! Matt and I are really excited about our latest guided reading product for Dork Diaries. This product includes the following and can be purchased here: 3 fully-scripted lessons on Plot Development. 3 fully-scripted lessons on Characterization and Character Change. Complete student-facing worksheets that align to the scripted lessons.      
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Which Kids Benefit from Assistive Technology?
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Which Kids Benefit from Assistive Technology?
January 2, 2016 at 5:20 pm 0
In every class I have ever taught, there are always the following kids: the student with average intelligence who has extremely low decoding skills and the student with significant ADHD symptoms that has trouble sustaining reading for more than a couple minutes at a time. For the first few years of my career, I could […]
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What is Assistive Technology for Reading?
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What is Assistive Technology for Reading?
December 31, 2015 at 6:01 pm 0
Generally speaking, Assistive Technology is any tool that supports individuals’ ability to learn, communicate and participate in day-to-day life. I know – that’s really broad! Instead of all AT, this blog series is going to focus on Assistive Technology tools that teachers can use to support their students in reading, such as audiobooks.   A […]
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Dork Diaries Guided Reading – Now Available!
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Dork Diaries Guided Reading – Now Available!
December 21, 2015 at 12:04 am 0
Matt and I are so excited to announce the launch of our Teachers Pay Teachers store. We have several products available. Read more to check out our Store!
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Guided Reading Project Launch!
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Guided Reading Project Launch!
December 12, 2015 at 1:33 am 0
Matt and I are really excited to announce the next phase of our blog – comprehensive guided reading plans!    As we have written about before, teachers shouldn’t have thousands of different books in their library. When classroom libraries are inundated with tons of different books, it becomes overwhelming for both the teachers and the kids. […]
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“Lazy” Larry
Shopping for Books with Struggling Readers
“Lazy” Larry
December 9, 2015 at 4:13 pm 0
Larry just finished reading a book from the Bluford Series, which is a Level T. Based on your check-ins with him, you know he completely understood it. When you invite Larry over to the library to shop with you, you say to yourself, “Self, this my chance to get Larry reading some harder books. He’s […]
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Using “Alternate Close” to Sell Books to Readers
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Using “Alternate Close” to Sell Books to Readers
November 27, 2015 at 5:35 pm 0
In an earlier post, Matt covered the importance of reading ladders. Once you widely utilize reading ladders and book series in your classroom library, there are simply fewer library conferences that need to take place. This is great because it means we need to spend less time pitching books during Independent Reading, and we can […]
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What is a Reading Level?
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What is a Reading Level?
November 20, 2015 at 8:32 pm 0
On our blog, we’ll be using the term “Reading Level” or “F&P Level” quite often. “F&P” is short for Fountas & Pinnell, which is a literacy company. The Fountas & Pinnell assessment is our prefered method of assessing a student’s reading level, but other tests like the Teachers College assessment or DRA also allow you […]
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