Why I Spend My Summer Teaching Teachers

As the sun set on a truly special school year, I was preparing for what my next steps were. Typically, teachers spend their summers either turning...

Flagship International Literacy Association Publication Features Rachel Stack

The July/August/September 2022 edition of Literacy Today from the International Literacy Association features an essay by Rachel Stack, chief...

My “Lemonade Story”: Creating Access for Multilingual Learners

During my last year of teaching, my school was affected by budget cuts. As a result, I was the only ESL teacher remaining at my school, with an...

Educators See ELA Curriculum’s Early Positive Impact

When Kristen Santilli became district-wide director of curriculum, instruction, and data for Grades PK–12 at Shelton Public Schools in Connecticut in...

Building Vocabulary: Wit & Wisdom®’s Approach to Morphemic Awareness

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The Humanities team at Great Minds® stays updated on the current scientific research on literacy. We bring research to life in...

Examining Scarborough’s Rope: Vocabulary

Scarborough’s Reading Rope provides a model for understanding the components of skilled reading. This blog series examines each of the strands of the...

Humanities CAO Rachel Stack Shares Tips for Encouraging Summer Reading

Rachel Stack, chief academic officer for the Great Minds® Humanities team, has some great suggestions for encouraging kids to read over the summer....

Wit & Wisdom Fellow Shares 5 Tips for Encouraging Students to Read for Fun

Wit & Wisdom® Fellow Britton King had a favorite moment during last winter’s Super Bowl.No, it wasn’t a touchdown or an interception. It was when...

Knowledge for All: Strategies for Hosting an Inclusive Knowledge Party

This Month’s Focus 

At Great Minds®, the Humanities team stays updated with the current scientific research on literacy. We bring research to life in...

Examining Scarborough’s Rope: Background Knowledge

Scarborough’s Reading Rope provides a model for understanding the components of skilled reading. This blog series examines each of the strands of the...

State Testing Time? Don’t Stop Your High-Quality Instruction

Worried about the “need” for test prep this time of year and its impact on your teaching?George Galindo, an implementation leader for Wit & Wisdom®,...

A Knowledge-Rich Approach Shouldn’t Stop on Testing Days: Wit & Wisdom’s Katie Waters Explains in the Dallas Morning News

Katie Waters, content lead for Wit & Wisdom®, has an op-ed in the Dallas Morning News on positive changes to the Texas state reading test, known as...

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