Vermont Reads Institute at UVM
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Providing Top Quality Tier One Teaching in Times of Change

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Setting up For Success: Literacy Instruction that Responds to Standards and Students

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Setting Up for Success: Balanced Assessment Systems

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The Vermont Reads Institute at the University of Vermont (VRI at UVM) conducts high-quality professional development and research in all areas of literacy. Working in partnership with state agencies and universities, we are dedicated to supporting school improvement and to serving all educators and children in Vermont.  In our literacy reform effort, we strive to enhance teacher and administrator knowledge and expertise, promote teacher reflection and decision-making, and help schools create conditions necessary for all children to enjoy high levels of achievement.

VRI at UVM offer four distinct projects; the Literacy Leadership Initiative (Gr. K-12), Bridging Project (Gr. 3-6),  Vermont Adolescent Literacy & Learning Initiative (Gr. 6-12), and Summer Institute (Gr. K-12).

Welcome


The Vermont Reads Institute at the University of Vermont (VRI at UVM) conducts high-quality professional development and research in all areas of literacy. Working in partnership with state agencies and universities, we are dedicated to supporting school improvement and to serving all educators and children in Vermont.  In our literacy reform effort, we strive to enhance teacher and administrator knowledge and expertise, promote teacher reflection and decision-making, and help schools create conditions necessary for all children to enjoy high levels of achievement.

VRI at UVM offer four distinct projects; the Literacy Leadership Initiative (Gr. K-12), Bridging Project (Gr. 3-6),  Vermont Adolescent Literacy & Learning Initiative (Gr. 6-12), and Summer Institute (Gr. K-12).

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April 22, 2014

I Can Write Like Mo!


  Recently I had the pleasure of visiting two Kindergarten classrooms in Lothrop, VT, where the teachers and students were doing a study on the author Mo Willems. This unit was a stellar example of how to address both reading and writing standards in an exciting and engaging way! The unit started off with several teacher read-alouds of Willems’ books, followed by opportunities for students to immerse themselves in as many of Willems’ books as they could get their hands on. By observing Willems’ craft the students developed an anchor chart: The children learned more about […]

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