Reading: the "blog" thru the end of September will focus on discussions that center on creating a literacy- rich classroom, oral literacy and the relationship to developing an expansive vocabulary, the relationship of fluency to improved comprehension and the issue of "speed" reading, technological resources evaluated, and understanding "best practice" for improving comprehension... what does research say about improving comprehension? Are some strategies better than others? How do you plan for successful "guided" reading? Why is it important for you and your students to be "wide" readers? What does Marzano say? How are 21st Century skills implicit in reading instruction? What is "authentic" reading?