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The last Moving Up Tip was published June 2011.


Tip Archives
Getting Started with Balanced Literacy and Moving Up
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Teamwork Helps! (May 21, 2008)
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How does Moving Up follow the Release of Responsibility model of instruction (April 30, 2008)
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Differentiated Instruction and Moving Up with Literacy Place (October 30, 2008)
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Where Do I Begin? Does It Matter If I Start with a Strategy Unit, Guided Reading or a Book Club Unit? (April 16, 2008)
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Timetabling for Literacy — Including All the Components in a Daily Schedule (January 15, 2009)
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10 Steps for Getting Started with Moving Up Grade 4 (September 25, 2008)
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10 Steps for Getting Started with Moving Up Grade 5 (October 2, 2008)
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10 Steps for Getting Started with Moving Up Grade 6 (January 8, 2009)
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How Does Moving Up Help with Critical Literacy? (March 5, 2009)
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Promoting Metacognition (June 11, 2009)
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How Did It Go? Reflecting on Moving Up (June 22, 2009)
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Planning for Instruction (September 24, 2009)
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How Does Moving Up Support English Language Learners? (October 16, 2009)
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Making Moving Up Your Own (January 8, 2010)
How does Moving Up help me with the home-school partnership? (March 2010)
Celebrating successes and promoting reflection (June 2010)
Do you have information or a video that explains the components of Moving Up? Do you have tips on how to get started with Moving Up in my classroom? (February, 2011)

Teaching Guides & Tools
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What's on the Moving Up website? (June 4, 2008)
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How to find specific strategies, activities, or reproducibles that have been referenced in the Teaching Plans and Guides (May 28, 2008)
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How and Where Moving Up Addresses Assessment (April 9, 2008)
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How Can I Use the Moving Up Website Effectively in My Classroom? (May 28, 2009)
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Using Anchor Charts to Promote Student Success (June 4, 2009)
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Getting Off to a Good Start: Using Assessment to Drive Instruction (Sept. 17, 2009)
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Professional Support DVD Discussion Guide (November 13, 2009)

Grade 4
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10 Steps for Getting Started with Moving Up Grade 4 (September 25, 2008)
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Grade 4 Instructional Flow Chart

Grade 5
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10 Steps for Getting Started with Moving Up Grade 5 (October 2, 2008)
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Grade 5 Instructional Flow Chart

Grade 6
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10 Steps for Getting Started with Moving Up Grade 6 (January 8, 2009)
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Grade 6 Instructional Flow Chart
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Featuring Grade 6 (April 23, 2009)

Comprehension Strategy Units
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Is There a Sequence for Using the Comprehension Strategy Units? (April 23, 2008)
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Teaching a Strategy Unit — Special Focus (March 19, 2009)
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Teaching a Strategy Unit — From Modelling to Independent Application (March 26, 2009)

Guided Reading
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Where do the Guided Reading Texts fit in? (May 9, 2008)
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If I am teaching procedural writing or narrative writing, which Guided Reading texts support that? (October 9, 2008)
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What do I do with the rest of the class during Guided Reading? (May 14, 2008)
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Getting Started with Guided Reading (February 12, 2009)
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Conducting a Guided Reading Session (February 19, 2009)
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Are Book Club Groups the Same as Guided Reading Groups? (October 30, 2009)
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Great Assessment Tools for Monitoring Progress in Guided Reading (January 15, 2010)

Moving Up Book Clubs
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Are there books for students reading below the "below level" in the Book Club Units? (October 15, 2008)
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How are book clubs different from literature circles? (June 12, 2008)
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Encouraging Productive Group Communications (November 28, 2008)
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How Do I Create Groups for Book Clubs (March 12, 2009)
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Book Clubs — Powerful Learning (April 3, 2009)
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Book Clubs — Final Projects (April 9, 2009)
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Are Book Club Groups the Same as Guided Reading Groups? (October 30, 2009)
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Book Clubs — Choosing Texts for Students Well Above or Below (Nov. 20, 2009)
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'Big Ideas' in Book Clubs (December 11, 2009)

Media
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Build Your Own Classroom Media Library (November 6, 2008)
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Moving Up with Literacy Place features "Polyart" for the media texts! (September 18, 2008)
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How Does Moving Up Support the Teaching of Media Literacy, Part 1 (May 14, 2009)
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How Does Moving Up Support the Teaching of Media Literacy, Part 2 (May 21, 2009)

Reading
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Pause Points in Moving Up Read Alouds (November 13, 2008)
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The Reading/Writing Connection (January 29, 2009)
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How Do I Promote Independent Reading in My Classroom (February 5, 2009)
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Reader Response Activities (October 1, 2009)
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Encouraging Student Participation in Shared Reading (October 8, 2009)
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How Can I Help Students Develop Fluency? (February 2010)
How do I organize and use Reader's Notebooks effectively? (April 2010)
What Is Independent Reading? Is There a Framework? (October 2010)
In what ways does Moving Up support the teaching of point of view, bias, and alternative perspectives? (January, 2011)

Writing
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Writing within Balanced Literacy (November 21, 2008)
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If I am teaching procedural writing or narrative writing, which Guided Reading texts support that? (October 9, 2008)
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Where can I find the 6+1 Traits of Writing in Moving Up? (Grade 4–5) (June 19, 2008)
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The Reading/Writing Connection (January 29, 2009)
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How Does Moving Up Support Non-fiction Writing? (April 16, 2009)
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Where Do I Find the Traits of Writing in Moving Up? (Oct. 23, 2009)
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How Does Moving Up Support Writing? (December 4, 2009)
What is Guided Writing and how do I use it effectively in my classroom? (May 2010)
What is self-selected writing? Why do I need this type of writing in my literacy program? How do I get started with self-selected writing? (November 2010)
How do I organize and use Writer's Notebooks effectively? (December 2010)
How can we effectively use computers and technology with the Moving Up writing materials? (April 2011)
Are there questions that would be helpful to promote success during a writing conference? (May 2011)
What types of conferences are effective in stimulating student growth in writing? (June 2011)

Oral Language
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Oral Language Strategies (January 22, 2009)
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How Do I Promote Oral Language Learning? (November 6, 2009)
How is it different from other types of talk? Are there specific activities that promote 'accountable talk'? (March, 2011)

Working with Words
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How does Moving Up help me to incorporate Working With Words into my language program? (December 11, 2008)
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Improving Vocabulary Development (April 30, 2009)
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More Tips for Vocabulary Instruction (May 7, 2009)
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What is the difference between a Word Wall and a Word Resource Wall? (Nov. 27, 2009)
Is the Working With Words section of Moving Up the same as a spelling program? (September 2010)