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The Value of Co-Teaching

As teachers, we know the power of collaborative learning for our students. And it’s equally important for us to teach collaboratively. Helen Keller said, “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” Another powerful quote to support collaborative teaching is by Mike Schmoker: “Collaboration allows teachers to capture each other’s fund…

Covid-19 Images and Writing Prompts

In these special times, it’s very important to give children a voice and the opportunity to express their knowledge, thoughts, and feelings. Writing is an obvious form of expression that allows students to share their thoughts and knowledge with others and at the same time save their experience of a historical time. To motivate and…

Creating a Virtual Book Exhibit with WriteReader

As a teacher, it moves me to see how proud they are of their books and how eager they were to read what others did. We are delighted to see how educators are using WriteReader to support their remote learning. Here is an idea spark by Estela S. Serrano who is teaching primary grade students.…

Global Read Aloud 2020

The Global Read Aloud (GRA) was created in 2010 by Pernille Ripp, a Danish-American teacher, author, literacy expert, and speaker. The GRA blog asks the question “Why the GRA?” and answers it in this way:  “Global collaboration is necessary to show students that they are part of something bigger than them. That the world needs…

New Scary WriteReader Content

We have added 20 new Halloween images just in time to inspire spooky writing for your students. Here are 8 writing prompts that will help scaffold students writing. What is the scariest thing that you have ever experienced? What makes it so scary? What was the best Halloween costume you have ever had? Write what…

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