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Narrative Writing: There’s More to the Story
Posted on Oct 18, 2018
  • Jenny Hamilton
Tags
  • Step Up to Writing
  • Writing
Narrative Writing: There’s More to the Story

Once upon a time, students engaged in creative writing. In fact, creative writing constituted the bulk of the writing students generated. The educational pendulum rarely finding balance has now swung wholeheartedly to expository writing, often completely shunning narrative writing instruction.

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The Artist Behind #IAmMore: An Interview with Julian Gaines
Posted on Oct 9, 2018
  • Voyager Sopris Learning
Tags
  • iammore
  • language live
  • Literacy
The Artist Behind #IAmMore: An Interview with Julian Gaines

Because of his work and belief in the potential in every child, Voyager Sopris Learning commissioned Julian to create our signature #IAmMore graphics, which have been the focal point of the movement and campaign designed to give teachers and students a voice and share their stories of what makes them more than meets the eye.

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It’s Dyslexia: What’s a Teacher to Do?
Posted on Oct 4, 2018
  • Dr. Louisa Moats
Tags
  • Dyslexia
  • Literacy
It’s Dyslexia: What’s a Teacher to Do?

Dyslexia is the most common type of developmental reading disability and one of the most studied of all learning disorders. Advocates have successfully pushed more than 40 states to adopt rules and guidelines for the identification and treatment of dyslexia. Given prevalence estimates of about 5 percent to 17 percent of all students, one or two who merit this descriptor are likely to be in every classroom. Thus, every teacher should be familiar with the nature of the disorder and how to teach children who are affected by it.

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What Does #IAmMore Mean To You and Your Students? Share With Us Here, Too!
Posted on Sep 27, 2018
  • Shannon McClintock Miller
What Does #IAmMore Mean To You and Your Students? Share With Us Here, Too!

Last week, I had the honor of hosting the webinar, What Does I AM MORE Mean To You? This was one that I feel so passionate about as it connects to the voice of my students and this wonderful campaign, #IAmMore, from our friends at Voyager Sopris.

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Summary Writing: What’s It All About?
Posted on Sep 20, 2018
  • Jenny Hamilton
Tags
  • Step Up to Writing
  • Writing
Summary Writing: What’s It All About?

How do we get students to understand and retain the concepts we are teaching? And, how can you incorporate research-based writing strategies into your current instruction?

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In Case You Missed It: What We Learned at the Voyager Sopris Learning Literacy Symposium
Posted on Sep 13, 2018
  • Carol Tolman
Tags
  • Common Core
  • Dyslexia
  • ELL
  • Literacy
  • literacy symposium
  • Professional Development
In Case You Missed It: What We Learned at the Voyager Sopris Learning Literacy Symposium

It's not too late to bring the expertise of this year's Literacy Symposium into your school or classroom! This year's speakers covered a wide range of relevant topics, including dyslexia laws, common core state standards, English language learners (ELL), teaching writing, LETRS literacy professional development, and so much more. Sign up now to have access to this content for the rest of the school year.

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