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Words to Live by

- "Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all." ~ Aristotle - "If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together." ~ African Proverb - “Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt - "The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education." ~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - "If you have a child's heart, you have his head." ~ Flip Flippen (Creator of the "Capturing Kids' Hearts" program)

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Melisa Mulder & Family

Position: Secondary ELA Intervention Coach - Oversee Read 180, System 44, and other ELA Interventions at the Secondary Bldgs in Kentwood Public Schools, Michigan. Background: Graduated Rockford, MI 1987, Bachelors MSU 1992, Masters GVSU 2008. Taught middle school language arts in Houston, Texas (1992-2005) & Read 180 & ELA in Kentwood, MI (2005-2007), Secondary ELA Intervention Coach since 2007. Contact Info: Melisa.Mulder@kentwoodps.org or (616) 635-1470.

READ180 & System 44

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READ 180 (R180) Universal Resources/Info (Teachers/Parents/Students)

System 44 (S44) Next Gen Resources

SAM, Reading/Phonics Inventory (RI/PI), & Lexiles

READ 180: Model Lesson Videos

Student R180/S44 Resources (Also see "Parent & Student Resources" Tab)https://drive.google.com/file/d/14otBM4AGO1OwxhIvGSsyKtwrdlmFSNlc/view?usp=sharin

System 44: Phonics Songs/Videos & Model Lessons

Growing a Reader

Parent R180/S44 Resources (Also see "Parent & Student Resources" Tab)

Oral Reading Fluency Resources

ELA Resources

Bookmarks

Reading Resources

Reading Inventory (RI) & Lexile Info

Books Read Aloud Online for Free

Need books but don't have the funds?

Writing Resources

Vocabulary Resources

Close Reading Resources

Book Reviews, etc.

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Importance of Free Voluntary Reading

"In The Power of Reading, his meta-analysis of research investigating reading over the past forty years, Stephen Krashen reveals that no single literacy activity has a more positive effect on students' comprehension, vocabulary knowledge, spelling, writing ability, and overall academic achievement than free voluntary reading." ~ pg. 51 of The Book Whisperer by Donalyn Miller "Students will read if we give them the books, the time, and the enthusiastic encouragement to do so. If we make them wait for the one unit a year in which they are allowed to choose their own books and become readers, they may never read at all. To keep our students reading, we have to let them." ~ pg. 177 of The Book Whisperer by Donalyn Miller

Common Core & Other Resources

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NWEA MAP & IXL

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NWEA MAP Information & Resources

MAP Insights Newsletters - Kentwood Public Schools

IXL Information & Resources

MTSS Tier 2-3 Supports

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MTSS Tier 2-3 Supports - Kentwood Public Schools Grades 6-12

Parent & Student Resources

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Reading Resources (Free)

Math Resources

Content-Area Resources

Books Read Aloud Online for Free

Common Core State Standards

Reading & Writing Resources

Parent & Student Resources

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Additional Resources

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Technology Resources

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Technology Resources

Literacy & Instruction

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Websites to Literacy Leaders

Best Practices in Literacy & Instruction

Active Engagement Strategies

PowerPoints on Literacy & Instruction

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Engagement Increases Comprehension

"Tell me and I'll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I'll understand." ~ Chinese Proverb

Top 5: Keys to Improve Literacy

1. Explicit Vocabulary Instruction 2. Explicit Comprehension Instruction 3. Extended Discussion 4. Motivation and Engagement 5. Intensive, Individualized Interventions ~ IES Research Summary: Improving Adolescent Literacy: Effective Classroom and Intervention Practices (see report in the "Research" tab)

Additional Resources

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Common Core, Project-Based Learning, UDL

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Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Lessons & Resources

Project-Based Learning (PBL) & Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

Videos: Instructional Strategies & Practices

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Videos: Instructional Strategies/Practices

Research

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Research: Improving Adolescent Literacy & Instruction

Writing Research

Literacy Coaches

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Resources for Literacy Coaches

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