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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 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,…
Posted by Andrea Barnes on November 15 2017 at 7:26 AM
If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go? The ReaL Book takes us all over the world. We travel in Workshop #1 from an airplane crash to a court trial, from a hospital to witness Capgras syndrome to China to see pandas and “The Cute Factor”, to “Cuteness is Found Around the World” with Snoopy in the USA, Teletubbies in the United Kingdom, to Italy with Topo Gigio, to Japan with Hello Kitty, to South Korea with Pororo, to Antarctica with penguins, to a detective in NYC! Are you…
Posted by Sally Doulton on November 11 2017 at 3:29 PM
My former blog titled "What Will Your READ 180 Story Be?"  highlighted tips to get your students thinking about how they can make a "180" in your classes this year.  For my students, grasping the concept of making a "180", along with strategies to achieve it, requires constant mini-lessons that remind them of the importance of "Mindset" and how effort and perseverance will help them to achieve both the short- and long-term goals they have for themselves. My students' learning needs…
Posted by on November 07 2017 at 3:59 PM
We asked our Implementation Team members: "What are the most essential books that every READ 180 teacher should read?" The list below was their response! Some are Young Adult (YA) books and others are for your own Professional Development route. Take a look, rent these books, and get reading! :) Professional Development:Both of these books are about how to relate to students and how to support their social-emotional needs as well as what students appreciate about teachers to help build or…
Posted by Community Manager on November 07 2017 at 3:22 PM
Did you know we have an all-star lineup of amazing teacher bloggers ready to support you and your classroom practice? All of our bloggers write original blogs each month, and are dedicated to responding to any questions or comments you may have. Meet each of the bloggers below and then check out the blog page to read the latest. http://educatorcommunity.hmhco.com/blogsAmy DendingerAmy has been working as an Intervention Specialist since graduating from Bowling Green State University in 2013.…
Posted by Andrea Barnes on November 03 2017 at 7:42 AM
Welcome. Here you will see our United Nation classroom, with features from all of our cultures represented in our READ 180 room. Our life-size paper student, FRED, is located in a prime spot. Our goal for this nine weeks is to read books to the height of our paper classmate. Every time a book quiz is passed, along with its matching Quick Write and daily book logs, the students place the book on the floor beside our paper classmate, FRED. How long will it take to reach the top of his head? We…
Posted by Scott Toonder on November 02 2017 at 4:45 PM
For many schools and districts, the time for the second Reading Inventory of the year has arrived (or is fast approaching).  And, after all your students' scores are in, you'll want to look over how they (and, at least in part by extension, you) did.  So, here are a few reports you should pull up and a thought or two on how you may want to think about what you see.Growth ReportKeep in mind that the second Reading Inventory of the year is supposed to be more of a placement check than…
NSI
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…