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RTI in Action: Collecting Meaningful Data
Data, Response to Intervention
RTI in Action: Collecting Meaningful Data
April 16, 2016 at 3:49 am 0
  Whether you are starting from scratch or restructuring your current RTI program, a lot of the planning tends to happen in the beginning of the school year. It can be messy, with a lot of moving pieces. But it can be done, and it can lead to great outcomes for students like Janiah. Let […]
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Accelerated Reader
How to Count to a Million With Accelerated Reader
January 7, 2016 at 9:01 pm 0
Everything Rob and I do in our independent reading period is dedicated to getting each of our students to read 1,000,000 words from “Just-Right” books by the end of the school year. We’ve backwards planned our grading system and incentive program to reflect this goal because research shows that the greatest predictor of reading proficiency is time spent […]
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Accelerated Reader
How to Use Accelerated Reader in 6 “Clicks”
January 2, 2016 at 10:34 pm 0
    Students can go from blank Internet browser page to taking an Accelerated Reader comprehension quiz in six clicks. It really is that easy. Here’s how: Click 1: select the type of user you are. This how-to guide is designed to show you how a student would use the product, so “I’m a student” […]
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Accelerated Reader
New! A Comprehension Quiz for Every Book in Your Library
December 17, 2015 at 6:44 pm 0
The toughest part of being a good reading teacher, with a vibrant independent reading period and a wide-ranging library, is knowing all the books. Even if you’ve efficiently organized your library around series and reading ladders, it’s not really possible to have read all of the books in your library and remember them well enough […]
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What is a Reading Level?
Data
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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