Tag Archives: Sarah Tantillo

Notes From a Teacher

by Christi Carpenter, teacher and Jossey-Bass’ summer teacher consultant When I was in college and I engaged in competitive reading, I developed a rule for seasonal fiction reading:  read American authors in the summer, Russians in the winter, and Brit … Read more.

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Improving Students’ Reading Comprehension

An article posted yesterday in the New York Times examined students’ performances in math and reading, finding that students are collectively performing better in math than in reading across a number of schools and districts. Two charter networks mentioned, Uncommon … Read more.

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FREE Workshop on “Connecting Reading, Writing, and Test-Prep Instruction” with author Sarah Tantillo

If you live in Northern New Jersey or New York City, you might want to attend this free workshop at the Springfield, New Jersey, Barnes & Noble, on April 17, from 5:00-7:00pm.  The topic is “Connecting Reading, Writing, and Test-Prep … Read more.

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Reading: An Excerpt from Sarah Tantillo’s The Literacy Cookbook

“Reading is not like making Kool-Aid: you can’t just add water and stir.” The Literacy Cookbook is filled with classroom-tested techniques for teaching reading comprehension to even the most hard-to-reach students. The book offers a review of approaches that are … Read more.

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Approaches to the Common Core:
Why Annotation Matters

The following is a guest post from Sarah Tantillo, author of The Literacy Cookbook. Tantillo discusses how a focus on annotation skills can improve test scores and prepare students for college. This piece was originally posted here on Tantillo’s blog. Over the … Read more.

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