Gretchen Schroeder shares a summative assessment inspired by Song Exploder in which her high school students craft an argumentative essay defending a choice of a great song.
Katherine Sokolowski had a dream — her whole community reading and celebrating the same book. She explains how she helped coordinate, organize, and purchase hundreds of books for a community-wide reading of Wonder.
Mary Lee Hahn surveys Choice Literacy contributors about Odd Habits as they share truths and lies about their writing routines. This is a fun icebreaker for summer or fall orientation get-togethers.
Gretchen Taylor explains why it’s important to get less “judgy” of the colleagues around us.
In a new podcast, Meenoo Rami talks about ways teachers can bring energy and joy back into their teaching.
When’s the best time for some spontaneous opinion writing? Suzy Kaback argues it’s when class conversations get hot.
Heather Rader concludes her series on sentence combining with a four-step process to help teachers explore the sentence combining craft on their own.
Ruth Ayres answers the question of why writing matters for busy teachers who struggle to find time for their own writing notebooks.
Books can help children deal with the toughest challenges in life. In a new booklist, Andie Cunningham shares her top picks for stories about characters grappling with the death of a loved one.
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