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How We Listen: Winter Edition

Each week, we chat with you - and get to hear about all the ways you're listening and encouraging your students to listen their way to literacy. In this week's post, we're sharing some of those…

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We Go Together: A Conversation About Pairing

Amidst all the other listening activities and ideas, pairing audiobooks with print books is a teaching technique we don't get to talk about much, here on the blog. However, as we'll hear from…

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Coming in Like A Wrecking Ball

Yes! The 14th installment of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid stories is coming! Check your Tales2go app or browser player on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 to listen as part of your existing subscription. 

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Families Who Read Together, Thrive Together

Family literacy programs are an important part of every school's literacy curriculum. Research articles have shown that everyone benefits from such programs. 

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Don't Ghost Your Literacy Routine!

It's spooky season and we're all busy planning our costumes. Capitalize on all your students' creative energy and get them psyched for Halloweek with spooky stories. Halloween themed stories are…

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Reengaging Reluctant Readers

First impressions matter, and unfortunately, many students' first encounters with reading are not the best. Teachers have to be creative to reintroduce these readers to the task and strike a…

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Teaching Tolerance

October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Positive messaging leaves people with the action we want them to remember to undertake, instead of what we want them to avoid. For example, we ask…

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Plan Ahead: Substitute Plans

Over the course of a school year, there are bound to be a few days when your class will need a substitute teacher. Many of us consider days when we're away from our classrooms to be 'free days'…

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Fall is for Football

Football season has begun, and we're carrying concepts from the field into the classroom. So this week, we've got a line up of football titles and activities to kick off your school year. 

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Listen, You'll Write Better

We believe children need to be good listeners before they can become great readers. We also believe that listening skills lead to better writing skills - for many of the same reasons.

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