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Empower Young Poets: A Teacher’s Guide to Boosting Poetry Writing

Whether you’re teaching poetry with our resources like our “Poetry: Writing, Thinking, and Seeing More” in the Grades 3-5 If…Then… Curriculum Guide, “Poetry: Immersion and Innovation” in the Grades 6-8 If…Then… Curriculum Guide, using our Grades 7-8 Curriculum Calendar, “How to Eat a Poem,” or designing your own poetry unit, we’ve got tips to help!

Staff Developer Spotlight: Jessica Mazzone

Get to know our wonderful staff developers as they share some of their favorite things. This week we are shining the spotlight on Jessica Mazzone!

Staff Developer Spotlight: Logan Fisher

Get to know our wonderful staff developers as they share some of their favorite things. This week we are shining the spotlight on Logan Fisher!

Features of New Writing Units of Study, Grades 3-5

In this post we are breaking down the new features of our Grades 3-5 Units!

5 Tips for Supporting Your Priorities Amid Budget Cuts

This post breaks down 5 different ways to help support your educators professional development while balancing the reality of budget cuts.

20 Quotes about Reading & Books

The gift of reading is so profound; the ability to share stories, recount history, and express emotions can help us build empathy for those around us. In this post, we have compiled 20 quotes about reading and books that inspire us.

Literacy Professional Development

Five Ways To Learn With The Reading & Writing Project

3 Tips For Students Reading Below Benchmark

Today we are sharing 3 tips to help your students who are reading below benchmark handle complex texts.

6 Tips to Writing a High-Scoring Extended Response

If you’re looking for some quick tips to make the extended response more approachable, you’re in the right place. Below are 6 strategies to help you and your students achieve a high score.

3 Comprehension Strategies for Reading

Here are 3 comprehension tips to help your readers approach test passages with confidence and to hold onto what’s most important.

Vocabulary Success: How Elfrieda Hiebert’s Four C’s Can Transform Your Classroom

This post breaks down best practices, built around Freddy Hiebert’s four C’s, that could help transform vocabulary learning in your classroom.

Rebalancing Literacy Instruction: Key Talking Points and Research

This post aims to establish more common ground between Science of Reading and Balanced Literacy, while also clarifying some of the ways in which the two approaches continue to differ.

AI Learnings in the Classroom

Last month, Holly Clark, a leader in technology integration and the author of The AI Infused Classroom, came to visit us for a few days at The Reading & Writing Project at Mossflower. This post shares our 3 takeaways from the session.

From Boxes to Bins: Unpacking Classroom Libraries

Wondering how to process your RWP-M classroom libraries as quickly and efficiently as possible?

Celebrating National Poetry Month

The poet Lucille Clifton said, “Poetry comes out of wonder, not out of knowing.” In honor of National Poetry Month, consider the power of poetry to capture the varied, nuanced, complex range of human emotions and experience.

Jump Rope Readers Are HERE!

Have you heard? Jump Rope Readers are here and ready for you to order now!