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This website is intended to be a resource guide for participating teachers as well as educators and leaders from other academic spaces, parents, and other interested parties. Here you can find resources for literacy learning, biographies of participating team members, theme-based blog posts with suggestions and strategies, up-to-date reports of progress within the project, as well as the literacy leader network. There's also a contact page for anyone interested in learning more about the project.

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In a recently published literature review, Wetzel and colleagues (2019) asked, “What do we know about how to prepare teachers to teach literacy in ways that disrupt inequalities and lead to more just and equitable educational practices” (p. 3)? They reviewed 109 studie...

January 15, 2019

In my last post, I wrote, “Even before building collaborative communities of learning…we must create, nurture and sustain respectful relationships.”  But, how do we build trusting, respectful relationships, and why does it matter?

Herb Kohl talks about “developing...

January 15, 2019

The most challenging task in my work with the students is the development of discussion skills that lead to the deeper comprehension of a text.  Verbalizing their thoughts and building upon each other’s ideas through active engagement with the text is difficult for man...

November 13, 2018

Django Paris began his November 8, 2018 talk at Hunter College on culturally sustaining pedagogies with a “land acknowledgement.” He took the time to recognize that we were on Lenape land and encouraged everyone in the audience to acknowledge “whose land your school ex...

October 31, 2018

I was in a team meeting, new to the team, when I heard, “Learning centers will help your students focus!”  WIth a  minute left to the meeting, I cringed but chose not to respond!

That comment triggered memories of endless folders and ceaseless record-keeping nestle...

October 16, 2018

Our work with teachers is multifaceted. We help teachers support students' reading development by co-planning, modeling, co-teaching and providing resources and professional development. However, there's another piece of our work that is equally important— celebrating...

September 4, 2018

I'm beyond excited to post this first blog of the 2018/2019 school year from Dr. Denise Levine,one of our newest literacy specialists. At READ East Harlem we pride ourselves on the relationships we've developed with teachers, principals, staff, and students in District...

June 21, 2018

Questioning is key to delving deeply into a text. Curiosity creates a strong desire in the reader to find the answers to his or her questions.  At the same time, questioning is one of the most challenging tasks that teachers encounter. How to ask questions that encoura...

May 4, 2018

For READ East Harlem the role of coach is a comprehensive role- time is invested, relationships are forged, and improvement becomes a collaborative goal at the schools. Our coaches spend a lot of time in the classrooms of district 4 schools, modeling, observing, facili...

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