Vermont Reads Institute at UVM
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Reading Intervention in a Multi-tiered System of Supports for RtII: Overview

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The What, Why, And How Of Reading Interventions in K-2

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Beyond the Core: Motivating Kids to Read, Write, Speak and Think in All Disciplines

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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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October 17, 2014

Revisiting Quick “Reads and Writes”


I recently had the pleasure of spending a day with Linda Rief.  She had us reading, writing, and learning from the very best the entire day! She inspired us with her many approaches and techniques for encouraging students to take a risk and put pen to paper. Linda believes in engaging in lots of Quickreads and Quickwrites. I was reminded of this powerful technique for opening the door to writing that can easily be integrated into our teaching day for very little time. Quickreads give students ideas and frames, and introduce them to a variety […]

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