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Can someone please help me with vocabulary? The students I work with are English second language and are low with English vocabulary. Also, because of covid, the students missed some of the early foundation… more


What high school ELA curriculum program are you using? I know some teachers use whatever resources they want to teach the standards, but we are having to use “high quality instructional materials”, wh… more


I am getting ready to order books for our Jr-Sr High Library. One of my students requested Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate. I know the book is historical fiction and deals with abuse. Is this … more


Hi! We just adopted ARC reading curriculum, and I am soooo excited! Is anyone else using it? I would love to hear what you like/dislike about it!


Hi I am looking for a full-time Reading Specialist job. I currently teach both special education and reading. Where can I find a job? Thanks!


I graduated last year with a master’s in reading education. I was looking forward to getting hired as a reading specialist/literacy coach. However, I was just offered a job as a math coach. 🤦🏼‍♀️ I … more


I am looking for ideas for a high school intervention class with students reading at PP-4th. I am a brand new teacher and have never taught intervention but we are extremely short staffed. I inherited the c… more


Anyone done any PD around literacy for specials area teachers (incorporating literacy into art, gym, music, stem)? Any resources to ideas??

We have a large unused professional library that includes a variety of authors, topics, and lots of the scholastic teaching resource books. Most are more than 5 years old, some much older. Some multi… more


I am currently one of two reading teachers at the high school I work in and three in the district, which consists of two high schools. I think I would be more effective, and it would would a) make mor… more


Anyone doing RTI virtually?


Does anyone use Istation at your school and what do you think of it?


What broad computer-based assessments does your school use? We used STAR testing, but we switched to iReady. I can't stand iReady. It's such a long test, which means kids rush. Any alternative… more

I teach in a third and fourth grade school. What criteria do other schools use for determining when students should receive reading support?


My principal allows other teachers to place students in my classes without any input from me including data or plain old common professional courtesy. What would you do if that happened to you?

Do you have students who need reading help but start to resent being pulled out of class?


I have been an elementary reading specialist for 8 years and before that I was a first grade teacher for 10 years. Thinking of making a jump to middle school reading specialist. Any advice? Thoughts?

What word study program does everyone use? K-2, 3-5, different ones? The same? Pros and cons. We use Fundations K-2 and Words Their Way 3-5 and seeing some gaps. Thanks!

Does anyone have any vocabulary protocols you use with your ENL students?

How do you determine which students will be on your caseload?

What interventions do you use for grades 5-6? How do you track progress?

Anyone using readers workshop units of study? How do you support classrooms?


I serve K-6 in NH

I see my role changing as an interventionist. We have implemented Walk to Intervention. It takes some pressure off. But it also seems I can become obsolete

5th grade ELA teacher in search of novel ideas and resources .

So, I just attended my first conference regarding Dyslexia yesterday. Is anyone else feeling overwhelmed and unprepared for these new requirements placed on us??


What grades do you serve and in what state?

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