Vermont Reads Institute at UVM
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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 14, 2014

Poetry and Its Place in the Common Core State Standards


April is the cruellest month, breeding Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing Memory and desire, stirring Dull roots with spring rain. (from The Waste Land  by T. S. Eliot, 1922) Each April, teachers and students celebrate National Poetry Month by reading, listening to, memorizing, presenting, analyzing, and, illustrating poetry.  Created in 1996 by the Academy of American Poets, the celebration, which lasts the month of April, commemorates the nation’s greatest poets and poetry. And this April, teachers all over the United States are aligning their curricula with the Common Core State Standards. But where […]

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