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The Big Picture Series: Care Enough.

What children take home in their heads and hearts is much more important than what they take home in their hands. – Bev Bos Sometimes we get caught up in having the perfect plan, the perfect lesson, the perfect unit, the perfect curriculum, and our students producing the perfect pieces. This isn’t what really matters.… Continue reading The Big Picture Series: Care Enough.

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NCTE: Reading Assessment.

While at NCTE, I listened to Patrick Allen, Franki Sibberson, and colleagues discuss reading assessment.  Here are some highlights: One assessment isn't better than another and none can stand alone.  We need a variety. Look at the routines of reading workshop and figure out how to assess those routines. I should ask myself:  What does… Continue reading NCTE: Reading Assessment.