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Posted by Amy Dendinger on September 12 2017 at 3:13 PM
16 years ago, our country watched in disbelief as the attacks on the World Trade Center unfolded before our eyes, broadcasted across the United States. For today’s generation of students though, there is a veil of mystery behind the events that took place that fateful September morning.  Thanks to a program by the Tiffin-Seneca Library, Tiffin Middle School students will be reading the book “Thunder Dog” by Michael Hingson as part of their Community Read initiative. Students in 6th, 7th,…
Posted by Amy Dendinger on September 08 2017 at 7:45 PM
My first year teaching was like many educators' -- all about survival. In the beginning, we do what we must to keep our heads above water while establishing classroom systems, behavior management, building relationships with our students, and I almost forget - teaching. But early on in my career I was fortunate enough to meet a group of educators at a conference that saved me. It was at this conference that I discovered Personal Learning Networks and the power of social media to connect with…
Posted by Community Manager on August 08 2017 at 2:16 PM
Looking for some new classroom decor to brighten up your walls? Download our free Close Reading Classroom Posters. For ElementaryFor Middle SchoolYou can have them printed (and laminated) at a larger scale using a local print shop if you like!
Posted by Community Manager on August 07 2017 at 2:58 PM
Hi READ 180 and System 44 Community! We’re conducting a nationwide search for some of our best READ 180 and System 44 classrooms for a top-secret video. This is what we’re looking for: Organized READ 180 or System 44 classrooms with distinct rotation stations Fun, comfortable Independent Reading section with digital and print library READ 180 or System 44 teacher who loves being in front of the camera A class with between 15-20 students …
Posted by Amy Dendinger on July 24 2017 at 1:40 PM
Attention Teachers --- it is that time of year again! Here are a few tips to help you get you thinking about back to school shopping and classroom set-up for the upcoming year.1.  Organization is Key!   If there is one thing I have learned as a READ 180 teacher, it is that starting the year organized sets the tone for students about your expectations for the classroom.     Sterlite Mini Crates from Walmart are a wonderful addition for any READ 180 libraryCollapsible…
Posted by Community Manager on June 22 2017 at 3:05 AM
Coming This Summer – READ 180 Office Hours on Facebook LiveAre you a new READ 180 teacher or a veteran teacher looking for some back-to-school summer planning support? Join us on Facebook as we share our insider tips and tricks so you can start the school year off on the right foot.  Monday, June 26  at 4:15pm ET / 1:15pm PT -- LIVE from the 25th Model Schools Conference in NashvilleFeaturing READ 180 Founder Ted Hasselbring, 180 Awards Winner Victor Soria, and our Educator…
Posted by Community Manager on November 14 2016 at 10:56 AM
Your students will love keeping track of the books they've read using this punch card. Simply punch out one of the books or stars after a student completes a book. Once they've punched out all the books or stars on the card, reward them with a prize. Instructions:Download the punch cards here: https://educatorcommunity.hmhco.com/resource/reading-punch-cards. There are two versions. Pick your favorite!Print on a thick paper for sturdiness. Use scissors or a paper cutter to cut on…
Posted by on November 03 2016 at 10:18 AM
Author:  Julia Febiger, Director of Research, Literacy Education, HMH  | 11/02/2016 Do you know which of the instructional practices you use in your classroom everyday are supported by 20 years of research? The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) recently released a report pointing to effective reading programs and practices for adolescents. This report’s comprehensive review sought to answer which programs and practices that have been researched over…
Posted by Community Manager on October 12 2016 at 10:29 AM
Here's a FREE student resource that you can download to your computer, print out at home or at school, and give to your students! DIRECTIONS:1. Download the Growth Mindset posters in Color or Black & White here. 2. Print the certificates on 8.5 x 11" paper of heavier weight.3. Write in name of Student. 4. Present to your Student!
Posted by Community Manager on September 20 2016 at 10:16 AM
Here's a FREE student resource that you can download to your computer, print out at home or at school, and give to your students! DIRECTIONS:1. Download the Lexile Bookmark here. 2. Print the bookmark on 8.5 x 11" paper. You can use white paper or color paper to make it more fun! 3. Glue the front and back sides to a piece of stock cardboard for sturdiness.4. Cut on the dotted lines. We suggest using a paper cutter if you have one. 5. Hand out to your students!…