Sarah Collinge

Why Readers Make the Best Writers

"Read everyday. I mean it: EVERY DAY!"

The 5-Phases of Turn and Talk: How to Provide Support

"Collaboration provides the social glue that students need to become better readers," (Dewitz,...

Raising the Standards, 2nd Edition

Sometimes it seems like 10 years passes in the blink of an eye! In belated celebration of the first...

Creating the Perfect Reading Nook for Kids

Encouraging children to foster a love of books and reading at an early age is an excellent way to...

The Ultimate Guide to Virtual Teaching

The Read Side by Side Reading Program, a curriculum for teaching reading in grades 3-6, is designed...

5 Tips for Reading Aloud to Children

Reading aloud to children is one of the most effective routines for raising reading achievement and...

5 Solutions for Providing Books to Families During School Closures

Printable books, online articles, e-books, and audio books are wonderful resources to support...

Reducing the COVID-Slide by Looking at Summer Slide Research

Learning loss during COVID closures have caused many to wonder, “Will students fall behind in...

Questions About Copyright During COVID-19

As teachers move from the classroom to the cloud, I am fielding a lot of questions related to...

Teaching Online: Paring Back Instruction & Limiting Technology

Publishers, organizations, and non-profits have provided a wealth of materials, links, software,...

On-Line School During COVID-19: 4 Things I Learned

My daughters’ school district launched online learning last week, only to be shut down by the state...

Mature Topics and Books in the Program

Are you reviewing the student books in the Read Side by Side Reading Program? All texts in the...

Nonfiction and the CIA Approach: 3 Things I've Learned

Everyone has that genre that they avoid.  For most of my life, it was the genre nonfiction.  Maybe...

5 Tips for Making Running Records Work in Your Classroom

For years I have used running records in my classroom, both formally and informally.  These...