August 30, 2013

Reading Rules for Becoming Proficient with Complex Texts

Elfrieda (Freddy) H. Hiebert

Freddy’s reading rules: Read more. Mostly silent. Focus on knowledge.


August 23, 2013

Why Becoming a Nation of Readers Is Still Relevant

Elfrieda H. Hiebert

Freddy introduces the first eBook in TextProject’s Reading Essentials Reprint Series.


August 2, 2013

Summary of Karen Wixson on “Assessment and Instruction in the Era of the CCSS in English Language Arts”

Elfrieda H. Hiebert

Karen Wixson’s session in TextProject’s Virtual Institute on Assessments and the Common Core should be on the top of the list in any teacher education or professional development course for providing pre- and in-service teachers with an overview of the new generation of assessments. Dr. Wixson provides a succinct but comprehensive overview of the key aims, tasks, and implications of the assessments being developed by the two consortium—Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) and Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) for the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).