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10.12.18 Examples of Active Vocabulary Practice from our New Curriculum

  We’re writing a reading curriculum (hooray!) and that means daily review of lesson plans for me, which is great fun and lots of learning. Thought I’d share some examples of how we do it from some recent lessons. Our vocabulary goal is to use lots of active practice to build word knowledge. Start with a…


09.19.18 Emily Badillo’s Positive, Genuine, Inclusive Cold Call

  I wanted to share an really nice video of Emily Badillo using Cold Call.  It’s a crisp 30 second case study in how to use Cold Call to set expectations high while remaining positive, genuine and inclusive.   We’re watching her with her 4th grade reading group and there are two Cold Calls. EA.ColdCall.GR4.Badillo.’Interesting new…