Choice Literacy Articles & Videos
The Choice Literacy library contains over 3,000 articles and 900 videos from 150+ contributors. Classic Classroom and Literacy Leadership subscribers have access to the entire library. Content is updated continuously, with 5 – 6 new features published each week.
The Choice Literacy Book Club discusses So You Want to Be an Owl by Jane Porter and Maddie Frost.
Getting started with writing is the theme of this week’s newsletter.
In this video, Austin reads his writing and shares his next steps by self-recording a video to upload to the Learning Management System.
In this Quick Take video, Ruth Ayres shares different ways writers can enter a writing project.
Tammy Mulligan promotes independence in her student writers by supporting them in creating writing plans. A download of a planning template is included so your students can create writing plans, too.
Jen Court gives 10 ways for students to share and celebrate their work as writers. Two downloads are included for you to use in your classroom.
Cathy Mere and Ruth Ayres discuss using picture books in literacy instruction.
Katherine Sokolowski shares a book list that inspires her to teach five different kinds of conflict.
Stella Villalba compiles a book list about the topic of home. She shares the way she allows students to co-construct their own understanding of home by using picture books that provide a variety of lenses through which to view the topic.
Hayley Whitaker leads a minilesson in kindergarten on story structure.
Making workshop work is the theme of this week’s newsletter.
Instructional coach Staci Revere reminds us of the importance of modeling our own reading lives for students, especially the parts where we struggle as readers.
Bitsy Parks reminds us of four key components of running a workshop and offers advice for making workshop work.
Julie Johnson reflects on how to help students know they belong and are valued in a classroom community.
Tammy Mulligan and Ruth Ayres discuss new content related listening to readers, as well as opening the school year.
Listening to readers is the theme of this week’s newsletter.
The Choice Literacy Book Club discusses Ouch! Moments: When Words Are Used in Hurtful Ways by Michael Genhart and Viviana Garofoli.
Offering uplifting feedback is the theme of this week’s newsletter.
Cathy Mere and Ruth Ayres discuss the new content related to the way visuals strengthen literacy instruction.
Using visuals to strengthen literacy instruction is the theme of this week’s newsletter.
Mandy Robek reminds us of the power of a Status of the Class to build a reading community.
Angie Miller reminds us of the importance of making time to listen to student readers so we can make enrichment and instructional adjustments.
Tammy Mulligan encourages students to support their peers as writers by being a “roving student conferrer.” When we enable students to take on the role of the teacher, it helps solidify what they know, as well as take pride in their writing skills.
Matt Renwick offers advice on how to use feedback as a tool to support and reinforce what students are doing well. Sincerity and positivity will always give students more confidence in themselves as writers.
Ruth Ayres cautions us to not let our pet peeves get in the way when working with student writers.
Gretchen Schroeder shares three meaningful ways to incorporate drawing into her high school English classes, and the purpose behind each strategy.
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