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Posted by Community Manager on October 27 2017 at 11:05 AM
We are SO excited to share the news that National Summer Institute is returning next summer, in Orlando, Florida. Whether you've been before or this will be your first time, we hope you'll join us! At NSI you'll get to: Re-energize Your Teaching Strategies: Fun, collaborative opportunities to learn new reading, writing and language strategies going into the 2018-2019 school yearGain Power User Status: Discover more tips and tricks for maximizing tools like Teacher Central to…
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Posted by on January 16 2018 at 1:56 PM
180 Award season is here! It’s time to start gathering your materials to nominate students who’ve worked hard to overcome challenges and who have excelled exponentially in either READ 180®, MATH 180®, or System 44®. In making your selections, it’s important to know the applicable criteria to look for when making a student 180 Award nomination. Here are some general eligibility guidelines, but this snapshot of one of our past winners should provide some examples of the qualities and…
Posted by on January 10 2018 at 2:57 PM
Now that the 12th Annual HMH 180 Awards have officially launched, here are some guidelines that will help steer you through the nomination process. WHAT ARE THE HMH 180 AWARDS? Born over 12 years ago, this national contest proudly honors READ 180, System 44, and MATH 180 students who have shown exemplary achievement and the teachers who display professional excellence in guiding them through the intervention programs. To date, over 100 students and close to 50 teachers have been honored. In the…
Posted by on January 09 2018 at 4:23 PM
When a student tells me that they dislike or even hate reading and I ask them why, overwhelmingly the reason is because, "I'm not good at it." READ 180 helps us to set up our students for success not only with their independent reading, but also in developing an enjoyment of reading that they can build on. Here are a couple purposeful steps that you can take to get your students on the right track to loving independent reading… or at least liking it.Make sure they are choosing books that are in…
Posted by Scott Toonder on January 08 2018 at 2:06 PM
It seems to be the same every year...  I go into my Comprehension Skills Report and a huge chunk of my kids are below benchmark in Finding the Main Idea.  So, I spend several of my differentiation checkpoints teaching and reteaching the skill.It always helps.  The numbers always improve.  But it seems like the problem never goes away.  It seems like no matter what I do, there are always 4 or 5 students still struggling with the Main Idea skill.  But there are so…
Posted by Andrea Barnes on December 18 2017 at 7:07 PM
Reading, reading, reading! Start 2018 with class and individual reading competitions! My classes have been competing to read to the top of our paper FRED's head since November. We are 3/4 of the way there! Check out our individual class competition to the top of his head in the picture and then take a look at how we stacked all of the classes’ books. We weren't able to stack all of the books because the tower started to lean! Students are excited to check their individual…
Posted by Community Manager on December 16 2017 at 6:16 PM
Do you know a student or educator that has made great strides in the past year? Nominate them! It’s almost time for the 12th Annual HMH 180 Awards!For over a decade, students and educators have been acknowledged and honored by the administrators of the annual 180 Awards. With the 12th year of the award program launching in 2018 on January 4, here are some takeaways from previous winners, preliminary contest information for next year’s nominations, and a preview of the prizes that will be…
Posted by Andrea Barnes on December 05 2017 at 7:13 AM
Take advantage of the writing section in the ReaL Books. The high school ReaL Book writing section begins on page 396. 

"About the Writing Handbook" states, "The writing handbook contains all the tools and tricks of the trade for effective writing. Use the key words to remind you of each strategy. Use the graphic organizers to help you write paragraphs or full essays."
Writing Strategy: POW 
POW is a strategy that you can use for everything you write. Use POW to: Plan, Organize, and…
Posted by Sally Doulton on December 03 2017 at 7:01 PM
Want to increase the focus of your students during Whole-Group Instruction? How about teaching your Whole-Group ReaL Book lesson without being confined to the teacher computer and/ or pressing tabs directly onto your interactive board? Better yet, imagine being able to walk around your classroom while displaying text, vocabulary words, writing instruction, and videos while providing support to individual student needs as the lesson is displayed. READ 180 Universal allows the classroom teacher…
Posted by Noelle Morris on November 28 2017 at 9:44 AM
This morning in my daily AM read through LinkedIn, I came across an article based on one of my leader's recent likes. Though the article focused on leadership development, there were two specific points that caught my attention to relating to the intervention classroom and Teaching & Learning in general; level of engagement and willingness to hear what we don't want to hear. These points charged my thinking that growth takes place when these two states of learning happen. But, what comes…
Posted by Sally Doulton on November 26 2017 at 3:53 PM
When a student asked me how he could get pomegranate stains off of his favorite sweatshirt after a student threw one at him in the hallway, I answered, "Why don't you just Google it"?. "What?" he asked. I replied, "Just take out your phone and find ways to remove pomegranate stains from clothing. Then try to remove the stains with the tips that you learned." I then suggested that he present his findings to the class on Friday along with before and after photos of the project. Hmm...I thought,…