Peter Bowers’ website is a remarkable resource for teaching yourself and your students how meaning and spelling relate. Develop routines, and strategies to use “the principles of scientific inquiry as the basis of word level literacy …
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Click on the link below to open this brief video from Education Week, showing how to begin thinking about and providing differentiated opportunities for your students! https://video.edweek.org/detail/video/5833607063001/differentiating-instruction-its-not-as-hard-as-you-think?autoStart=true&cmp=eml-enl-cc-mostpop-rm&M=58609547&U=1988343
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So how do we turn students into the indefatigable history detectives we’d like them to be? They are used to trying different search terms on a screen, but when it comes to wandering the stacks, sometimes they don’t know where to begin.
The steps below may seem obvious. But they weren’t all obvious to me until students asked the same questions over and over, sending me to help them shoulder-to-shoulder in the stacks.