webPD for 12 Months (Verified View)

webPD for 12 Months (Verified View)

Site-wide access to webPD for one year

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Twelve months of professional development from Smekens Education

The 12-month subscription to webPD includes on-demand access to more than 100 professional development training videos. Each video provides best-practice strategies for teaching literacy across the K-12 spectrum.

Relevant & Engaging Literacy PD - Verified View
Relevant & Engaging Literacy PD - Verified View
On-demand streaming videos to boost achievement in reading and writing
 
"Teaching Argumentative Writing"
"Teaching Argumentative Writing"
Part of the Classroom Connections series | Duration: 47:59 | Grades 6-12
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48 Minutes
"Developing Ideas"
"Developing Ideas"
Part of the Classroom Connections series | Duration: 46:58 | Grades 2-4
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47 Minutes
"Citing Textual Evidence"
"Citing Textual Evidence"
Part of the Classroom Connections series | Duration: 47:13 | Grades 3-12
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47 Minutes
"Building Strong Paragraphs"
"Building Strong Paragraphs"
Part of the Classroom Connections series | Duration: 48:19 | Grades 5-8
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48 Minutes
"Fine-Tuning Sentences: Grades 2-4"
"Fine-Tuning Sentences: Grades 2-4"
Part of the Classroom Connections series | Duration: 48:40 | Grades 2-4
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48 Minutes
"Fine-Tuning Sentences: Grades 5-12"
"Fine-Tuning Sentences: Grades 5-12"
Part of the Classroom Connections series | Duration: 46:58 | Grades 5-12
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47 Minutes
"Teaching Informative Writing"
"Teaching Informative Writing"
Part of the Classroom Connections series | Duration: 47:19 | Grades 6-12
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47 Minutes
"Teaching Persuasive Writing"
"Teaching Persuasive Writing"
Part of the Classroom Connections series | Duration: 46:20 | Grades 2-6
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46 Minutes
"Incorporating Labeling & List-Writing Lessons"
"Incorporating Labeling & List-Writing Lessons"
Part of the Classroom Connections series | Duration: 51:47 | Grades PK-1
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51 Minutes
"Developing Pictorial Writing Skills"
"Developing Pictorial Writing Skills"
Part of the Classroom Connections series | Duration: 48:44 | Grades PK-1
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48 Minutes
"Introducing Characters that Correspond with the 6 Traits"
"Introducing Characters that Correspond with the 6 Traits"
Part of the Classroom Connections series | Duration: 101:17 | Grades K-5
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101 Minutes
"Introducing the 6 Traits in 6 Days with 6 Texts: Grades K-2"
"Introducing the 6 Traits in 6 Days with 6 Texts: Grades K-2"
Part of the Classroom Connections series | Duration: 119:20 | Grades K-2
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119 Minutes
"Introducing the 6 Traits in 6 Days with 6 Texts: Grades 3-5"
"Introducing the 6 Traits in 6 Days with 6 Texts: Grades 3-5"
Part of the Classroom Connections series | Duration: 89:20 | Grades 3-5
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89 Minutes
"Introducing the 6 Traits in 6 Days with 1 Text: Grades 6-12"
"Introducing the 6 Traits in 6 Days with 1 Text: Grades 6-12"
Part of the Classroom Connections series | Duration: 89:16 | Grades 6-12
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89 Minutes
"Re-Introducing the 6 Traits in 6 Days with 1 Text"
"Re-Introducing the 6 Traits in 6 Days with 1 Text"
Part of the Classroom Connections series | Duration: 105:47 | Grades K-5
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105 Minutes
"Add Beginnings & Endings to Middles"
"Add Beginnings & Endings to Middles"
Part of the Classroom Connections series | Duration: 19:59 | Grades K-2
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21 Minutes
"Revise Ideas with Spider-Leg Sentences"
"Revise Ideas with Spider-Leg Sentences"
Part of the Classroom Connections series | Duration: 23:44 | Grades K-2
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23 Minutes
"5 Strategies to Increase Students' Reading Assessment Test Scores"
"5 Strategies to Increase Students' Reading Assessment Test Scores"
Duration: 45:26 | Grades 3-12
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45 Minutes
"Recognizing the Six Traits: Grades K-2"
"Recognizing the Six Traits: Grades K-2"
Duration: 43:12 | Grades K-2
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43 Minutes
"Recognizing the Six Traits: Grades 3-5"
"Recognizing the Six Traits: Grades 3-5"
Duration: 66:11 | Grades 3-5
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66 Minutes
"Recognizing the Six Traits: Grades 6-12"
"Recognizing the Six Traits: Grades 6-12"
Duration: 45:34 | Grades 6-12
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45 Minutes
"Achieving a Close Reading in 5 Steps"
"Achieving a Close Reading in 5 Steps"
Duration: 48:48 | Grades K-12
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48 Minutes
"Building Kid-Friendly Writing Rubrics: Grades PK-1"
"Building Kid-Friendly Writing Rubrics: Grades PK-1"
Duration: 47:23 | Grades PK-1
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47 Minutes
"Building Kid-Friendly Writing Rubrics: Grades 2-12"
"Building Kid-Friendly Writing Rubrics: Grades 2-12"
Duration: 51:04 | Grades 2-12
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51 Minutes
"Understanding Disciplinary Literacy"
"Understanding Disciplinary Literacy"
Duration: 45:01 | Grades 5-12
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45 Minutes
"Writing After a Close Reading"
"Writing After a Close Reading"
Duration: 37:44 | Grades K-12
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37 Minutes
"Strategies for Teaching Vocabulary"
"Strategies for Teaching Vocabulary"
Duration: 49:27 | Grades K-12
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49 Minutes
"Strategies for Teaching Content-Area Literacy"
"Strategies for Teaching Content-Area Literacy"
Duration: 50:32 | Grades 5-12
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50 Minutes
"Rolling Out the Trait Language to Students: Grades K-1"
"Rolling Out the Trait Language to Students: Grades K-1"
Duration: 61:17 | Grades K-1
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61 Minutes
"Rolling Out the Trait Language to Students 2-5"
"Rolling Out the Trait Language to Students 2-5"
Duration: 38:53 | Grades 2-5
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38 Minutes
"Rolling Out the Trait Language to Students: Grades 6-12"
"Rolling Out the Trait Language to Students: Grades 6-12"
Duration: 51:19 | Grades 6-12
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51 Minutes
"Refining Literacy Stations for the Rest of the Year"
"Refining Literacy Stations for the Rest of the Year"
Duration: 49:07 | Grades K-5
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49 Minutes
"Literacy Stations for Elementary Classrooms"
"Literacy Stations for Elementary Classrooms"
Duration: 41:08 | Grades K-5
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41 Minutes
"Leading an Effective Reading Block"
"Leading an Effective Reading Block"
Duration: 49:48 | Grades K-5
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50 Minutes
"Introducing Comprehension Strategies to Students"
"Introducing Comprehension Strategies to Students"
Duration: 62:34 | Grades K-12
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63 Minutes
"Using the Classroom Library to Build Stamina"
"Using the Classroom Library to Build Stamina"
Duration: 48:30 | Grades K-5 | Literacy Station Launch #1
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48 Minutes
"Implementing Literacy Stations for Reading Response & Listening"
"Implementing Literacy Stations for Reading Response & Listening"
Duration: 41:46 | Grades K-5 | Literacy Station Launch #4 & #5
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41 Minutes
"Implementing Literacy Stations for Word Work"
"Implementing Literacy Stations for Word Work"
Duration: 45:46 | Grades K-5 | Literacy Staion Launch #3
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45 Minutes
"Implementing Literacy Stations for Fluency"
"Implementing Literacy Stations for Fluency"
Duration: 43:54 | Grades K-5 | Literacy Station Launch #2
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44 Minutes
"Immersing Students in Complex Text"
"Immersing Students in Complex Text"
Duration: 49:27 | Grades 1-12
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49 Minutes
"Differentiating Small-Group Instruction for Transitional Readers"
"Differentiating Small-Group Instruction for Transitional Readers"
Duration: 48:32 | Grades K-5
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48 Minutes
"Differentiating Small-Group Instruction for Pre-A/Emergent Readers"
"Differentiating Small-Group Instruction for Pre-A/Emergent Readers"
Duration: 53:07 | Grades K-5
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53 Minutes
"Differentiating Small-Group Instruction for Fluent Readers"
"Differentiating Small-Group Instruction for Fluent Readers"
Duration: 45:10 | Grades K-5
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45 Minutes
"Differentiating Small-Group Instruction for Early/Beginning Readers"
"Differentiating Small-Group Instruction for Early/Beginning Readers"
Duration: 45:36 | K-5
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45 Minutes
"Delivering Trait-Based Mini-Lessons in Writing: Grades K-1"
"Delivering Trait-Based Mini-Lessons in Writing: Grades K-1"
Duration: 43:30 | Grades K-1
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43 Minutes
"Delivering Trait-Based Mini-Lessons in Writing: Grades 2-5"
"Delivering Trait-Based Mini-Lessons in Writing: Grades 2-5"
Duration: 45:51 | Grades 2-5
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45 Minutes
"Delivering Trait-Based Mini-Lessons in Writing: Grades 6-12"
"Delivering Trait-Based Mini-Lessons in Writing: Grades 6-12"
Duration: 50:58 | Grades 6-12
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51 Minutes
"Delivering Dynamic Mini-Lessons in Writing: Grades K-1"
"Delivering Dynamic Mini-Lessons in Writing: Grades K-1"
Duration: 43:25 | Grades K-1
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43 Minutes
"Delivering Dynamic Mini-Lessons in Writing: Grades 2-5"
"Delivering Dynamic Mini-Lessons in Writing: Grades 2-5"
Duration: 42:19 | Grades 2-5
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42 Minutes
"Delivering Dynamic Mini-Lessons in Writing: Grades 6-12"
"Delivering Dynamic Mini-Lessons in Writing: Grades 6-12"
Duration: 39:02 | Grades 6-12
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39 Minutes
"Delivering Dynamic Comprehension Mini-Lessons"
"Delivering Dynamic Comprehension Mini-Lessons"
Duration: 63:40 | Grades K-12
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63 Minutes
"Creating & Conducting Differentiated Small Groups"
"Creating & Conducting Differentiated Small Groups"
Duration: 47:30 | Grades K-5
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47 Minutes
"Launching  the Writer's Workshop Procedures"
"Launching the Writer's Workshop Procedures"
Duration: 47:31 | Grades K-12
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47 Minutes
"Summary Writing Parallels ESPN SportsCenter"
"Summary Writing Parallels ESPN SportsCenter"
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1 Minute
"Integrate Information Across Diverse Media Formats"
"Integrate Information Across Diverse Media Formats"
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4 Minutes
"Remain Neutral When Asking "How do you know?""
"Remain Neutral When Asking "How do you know?""
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2 Minutes
"Define Evidence Versus Just a Detail"
"Define Evidence Versus Just a Detail"
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3 Minutes
"Support Main Idea with Textual Evidence"
"Support Main Idea with Textual Evidence"
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5 Minutes
"Provide Frequent Opportunities to "Read" Visuals & Videos"
"Provide Frequent Opportunities to "Read" Visuals & Videos"
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4 Minutes
"Vary Text Types"
"Vary Text Types"
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3 Minutes
"Weave the What, Which, & Where into Textual Citations"
"Weave the What, Which, & Where into Textual Citations"
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5 Minutes
"Restate the Question in a Constructed Response"
"Restate the Question in a Constructed Response"
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2 Minutes
"Find Common Ground when Comparing Texts"
"Find Common Ground when Comparing Texts"
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4 Minutes
"Identify and Evaluate an Author's Ideas"
"Identify and Evaluate an Author's Ideas"
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4 Minutes
"Broaden Definition of Inference"
"Broaden Definition of Inference"
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2 Minutes
"Explore Bell-Ringer Options"
"Explore Bell-Ringer Options"
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5 Minutes
"Connect Ideas Within Paragraphs"
"Connect Ideas Within Paragraphs"
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6 Minutes
"Adapt Yes, MA'AM to Fit Longer Essays"
"Adapt Yes, MA'AM to Fit Longer Essays"
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4 Minutes
"Compare a Book to its Movie Version"
"Compare a Book to its Movie Version"
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1 Minute
"Engage All Students in Classroom Q&A's"
"Engage All Students in Classroom Q&A's"
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5 Minutes
"Evaluate Text Features for Their Added Value"
"Evaluate Text Features for Their Added Value"
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3 Minutes
"Follow 5 Steps to Make an Inference"
"Follow 5 Steps to Make an Inference"
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7 Minutes
"Identify the Best Answers"
"Identify the Best Answers"
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6 Minutes
"Infer Perspective with TV Commercials"
"Infer Perspective with TV Commercials"
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1 Minute
"Locate Test-Prep Resources"
"Locate Test-Prep Resources"
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7 Minutes
"Maximize On-Screen Reading Time"
"Maximize On-Screen Reading Time"
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4 Minutes
"Measure a Text's Complexity"
"Measure a Text's Complexity"
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3 Minutes
"Organize Information Collected from Sources"
"Organize Information Collected from Sources"
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4 Minutes
"Plan & Ask Text-Dependent Questions"
"Plan & Ask Text-Dependent Questions"
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4 Minutes
"Simulate Research-Writing Tasks During E-Learning"
"Simulate Research-Writing Tasks During E-Learning"
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3 Minutes
"Strengthen the Organization of Nonfiction Notebooks"
"Strengthen the Organization of Nonfiction Notebooks"
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1 Minute
"Teach Readers How to Skim Long Texts"
"Teach Readers How to Skim Long Texts"
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3 Minutes
"Use Movies to Introduce Comprehension"
"Use Movies to Introduce Comprehension"
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5 Minutes
"Rework the Prompt to Serve as an Introduction"
"Rework the Prompt to Serve as an Introduction"
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6 Minutes
"Add 6 Types of Supporting Details"
"Add 6 Types of Supporting Details"
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5 Minutes
"Convert Rubric Scores to Grades"
"Convert Rubric Scores to Grades"
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9 Minutes
"Crescendo to the Strongest Persuasive Reason"
"Crescendo to the Strongest Persuasive Reason"
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1 Minute
"Culminate Research with a Timeline"
"Culminate Research with a Timeline"
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1 Minute
"Connect Writing Lessons to Concrete Triggers"
"Connect Writing Lessons to Concrete Triggers"
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4 Minutes
"Adjust Writer's Voice for Purpose & Audience"
"Adjust Writer's Voice for Purpose & Audience"
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1 Minute
"Require WHAT & WHY in Primary Opinion Writing"
"Require WHAT & WHY in Primary Opinion Writing"
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3 Minutes
"Incorporate Persuasive, Informative, & Narrative Writing in PK-1"
"Incorporate Persuasive, Informative, & Narrative Writing in PK-1"
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6 Minutes
"Increase Test Success with Academic Vocabulary"
"Increase Test Success with Academic Vocabulary"
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3 Minutes
"Break Down Large Units into Small-Dose Writing Experiences"
"Break Down Large Units into Small-Dose Writing Experiences"
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2 Minutes
"Practice Punctuation with Conversation"
"Practice Punctuation with Conversation"
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2 Minutes
"Craft Informative Conclusions"
"Craft Informative Conclusions"
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3 Minutes
"Piece Together Informative Introductions"
"Piece Together Informative Introductions"
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5 Minutes
"Reflect, Don't Revise, Before Standardized Tests"
"Reflect, Don't Revise, Before Standardized Tests"
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1 Minute
"Navigate the Internet"
"Navigate the Internet"
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3 Minutes
"Increase Writing Fluency in Primary Grades"
"Increase Writing Fluency in Primary Grades"
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3 Minutes
"Juggle Reader & Writer Workshops in 50 Minutes"
"Juggle Reader & Writer Workshops in 50 Minutes"
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3 Minutes
"Clarify "Developed" Versus "Details""
"Clarify "Developed" Versus "Details""
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2 Minutes
"Execute Mini-Lessons in 4 Steps"
"Execute Mini-Lessons in 4 Steps"
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4 Minutes
"Expect Students to Build their own Background Knowledge"
"Expect Students to Build their own Background Knowledge"
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4 Minutes
"Evaluate 4 Factors in Argument Analysis"
"Evaluate 4 Factors in Argument Analysis"
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4 Minutes
"Improve Comprehension of Math Word Problems"
"Improve Comprehension of Math Word Problems"
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8 Minutes
"Access Digital Texts for MS/HS ELA"
"Access Digital Texts for MS/HS ELA"
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1 Minute
"Add Editorial Cartoons to Science & Social Studies"
"Add Editorial Cartoons to Science & Social Studies"
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3 Minutes
"Apply Transformation to Complex Concepts"
"Apply Transformation to Complex Concepts"
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3 Minutes
"Clarify Purpose versus Point of View versus Perspective"
"Clarify Purpose versus Point of View versus Perspective"
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4 Minutes
"Clarify Character Traits Versus Feelings"
"Clarify Character Traits Versus Feelings"
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5 Minutes
"Identify the Beginning, Middle, End of PK-1 Opinion Writing"
"Identify the Beginning, Middle, End of PK-1 Opinion Writing"
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3 Minutes
"Follow 4-Step Predictions in Science"
"Follow 4-Step Predictions in Science"
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3 Minutes
"Achieve Deep Synthesis"
"Achieve Deep Synthesis"
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27 Minutes
"Raise the Bar on Conventions"
"Raise the Bar on Conventions"
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15 Minutes
"Review Content with Engagement"
"Review Content with Engagement"
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70 Minutes
"Define What Makes a Source "Relevant""
"Define What Makes a Source "Relevant""
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2 Minutes
"Omit "Examples" from Core Vocabulary Lists"
"Omit "Examples" from Core Vocabulary Lists"
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2 Minutes
"Convey Tone & Mood with Sentence Length"
"Convey Tone & Mood with Sentence Length"
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6 Minutes
"Connect Modes of Writing to Author's Purpose"
"Connect Modes of Writing to Author's Purpose"
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3 Minutes
"Master the 10 Anchor Reading Standards with a Cheat Sheet"
"Master the 10 Anchor Reading Standards with a Cheat Sheet"
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5 Minutes
"Paraphrase Author Ideas"
"Paraphrase Author Ideas"
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2 Minutes
"Identify 10-15 General Academic Words per Grade"
"Identify 10-15 General Academic Words per Grade"
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2 Minutes
"Distinguish Reasons from Evidence"
"Distinguish Reasons from Evidence"
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4 Minutes
"Integrate Mentor Text Within Writing Instruction"
"Integrate Mentor Text Within Writing Instruction"
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3 Minutes
"Break Down Comprehension Strategies by Subskills"
"Break Down Comprehension Strategies by Subskills"
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6 Minutes
"Scaffold Writing Experiences"
"Scaffold Writing Experiences"
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6 Minutes
"Introducing Reading Voice and Thinking Voice"
"Introducing Reading Voice and Thinking Voice"
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5 Minutes
"Start and End Persuasive Pieces"
"Start and End Persuasive Pieces"
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6 Minutes
"Define the Purpose of Every Grammar Skill"
"Define the Purpose of Every Grammar Skill"
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5 Minutes
"Translate Technical Symbols to Words"
"Translate Technical Symbols to Words"
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1 Minute
"Hold Writer-Process Conferences Daily"
"Hold Writer-Process Conferences Daily"
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4 Minutes
"Create Group Products with Think, Ink, Pair, Square"
"Create Group Products with Think, Ink, Pair, Square"
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3 Minutes
"Recognize Cursor Symbols to Improve On-Screen Reading"
"Recognize Cursor Symbols to Improve On-Screen Reading"
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3 Minutes
"End a Constructed Response with an Explanation"
"End a Constructed Response with an Explanation"
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5 Minutes
"Skim and Slim Portions of a Novel"
"Skim and Slim Portions of a Novel"
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5 Minutes
"Align with the Strongest Position"
"Align with the Strongest Position"
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3 Minutes
"Discern 3 Types of Syntheses"
"Discern 3 Types of Syntheses"
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5 Minutes
"Differentiate Between Themes and Topics"
"Differentiate Between Themes and Topics"
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7 Minutes
"Integrate Excerpts into Comprehension Instruction"
"Integrate Excerpts into Comprehension Instruction"
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1 Minute
"Maintain Control During Mini-Lessons"
"Maintain Control During Mini-Lessons"
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4 Minutes
"Assess Vocabulary with Cloze Passages"
"Assess Vocabulary with Cloze Passages"
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5 Minutes
"Plan Problems into Narrative Pieces"
"Plan Problems into Narrative Pieces"
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1 Minute
"Track Individual Ideas to Analyze Their Influences"
"Track Individual Ideas to Analyze Their Influences"
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4 Minutes
"Define Visual Evidence as Observable Details"
"Define Visual Evidence as Observable Details"
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3 Minutes
"Identify the Skill First & the Text Second"
"Identify the Skill First & the Text Second"
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4 Minutes
"Prove Reader Curiosity with the Right Text"
"Prove Reader Curiosity with the Right Text"
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3 Minutes
"Clarify That Voice is a Choice"
"Clarify That Voice is a Choice"
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1 Minute
"Enhance Learning with Active Instruction"
"Enhance Learning with Active Instruction"
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6 Minutes
"Alert Readers to Subtle Misspellings in Fake Websites"
"Alert Readers to Subtle Misspellings in Fake Websites"
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2 Minutes
"Create a Writing Curriculum of Mini-Units"
"Create a Writing Curriculum of Mini-Units"
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6 Minutes
"Take Advantage of Root-Word Instruction"
"Take Advantage of Root-Word Instruction"
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1 Minute
"Maximize the Power of the Writer's Notebook"
"Maximize the Power of the Writer's Notebook"
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61 Minutes
Maximize the Power of the Writer's Notebook
Maximize the Power of the Writer's Notebook
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61 Minutes
Fit the Writer's Workshop into your Schedule
Fit the Writer's Workshop into your Schedule
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60 Minutes
"Fit the Writer's Workshop into your Schedule"
"Fit the Writer's Workshop into your Schedule"
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60 Minutes