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March 16, 2018 It List

This week we present our annual spring break edition, with the five most popular articles from the previous year. All of these features are open access, so feel free to share the links with your colleagues. If you'd prefer to read the newsletter online, click here.


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Questions for Reflection and Goal Setting with Teachers

Matt Renwick shares some of his favorite questions and strategies for promoting reflection and goal setting with teachers.

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Assessment and Response to Intervention

Clare Landrigan and Tammy Mulligan explain why the promise of RTI won't be fulfilled until individual assessments are more closely linked to interventions.

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Something to Talk (and Write) About

Are too many guided reading groups in the primary grades focused on print processing? Shari Frost discovers that teachers may focus so little on helping children make meaning from emergent texts because there is so little to talk about in them. In this book list, she suggest texts that can spark lively discussions among even the youngest readers.

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Organizing Mentor Texts

Do you often send out emails to staff asking for help in locating missing mentor texts? Kathy Provost has a suggestion for organizing your professional book library this summer that might solve your problem.

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Where the Magic Happens

Suzy Kaback considers her own history as a learner and the needs of her teenage daughter as she mulls over the best ways to help the new teachers she leads take risks in their teaching.