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District Spotlight: Dr. Joseph Villarreal of Harlingen CISD, on Using SIPPS in Grades 6–12

How does SIPPS (Systematic Instruction in Phonological Awareness, Phonics, and Sight Words) address the needs of students in grades 6–12 who are striving readers?In this spotlight, we hear from leaders and teachers at a Harlingen, Texas district that is using SIPPS on all of its secondary-school campuses.

Aug 9, 2021  |  By Dawn Castilleja
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District Spotlight: Laura Mendes of Springfield Public Schools, on Their Partnership with Collaborative Classroom

"The organization’s approach and stance with us has always been responsive and about keeping our students at the center of all we do and all the decisions we make."

Apr 30, 2021  |  By Peter Brunn
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School Leader Spotlight: Christie Graves, North Rose-Wolcott Elementary, New York

We’re honored to spotlight Christie Graves, the Assistant Principal at North Rose-Wolcott Elementary School in North Rose, NY. In this interview, she shares her experiences implementing Collaborative Literacy and SIPPS (Systematic Instruction in Phonological Awareness, Phonics, and Sight Words).

Apr 19, 2021  |  By Katy Cortelyou
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SIPPS Teacher Spotlight: Genevieve Thomas on How SIPPS Acceleration Works in the Summer

Literacy educator Genevieve Thomas shares about implementing SIPPS (Systematic Instruction in Phonological Awareness, Phonics, and Sight Words) as a Tier 2 intervention for foundational reading skills and as a K–2 summer reading-intensive program.

Feb 23, 2021  |  By Megan Green
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A Conversation about Writing Instruction with Elyse Eidman-Aadahl of the National Writing Project

The executive director of the National Writing Project discusses best practices in writing instruction and the NWP's role in the development of the Being a Writer program.

Oct 6, 2020  |  By Elyse Eidman-Aadahl
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Interview with Valerie Fraser: Introducing Being a Reader, Second Edition

Valerie Fraser Collaborative Classroom is excited to announce the publication of Being a Reader, Second Edition, which will be available for the 2021–22 school year. With the launch…

Sep 9, 2020  |  By Valerie Fraser & Kelly Stuart
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