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Katherine Sokolowski takes time each year to help students know how Google Classroom works and details ways to take advantage of it as an organizational tool.
Matt Renwick leads us to design book clubs where students can continue to grow and connect as readers in online discussions.
Cathy Mere shares how to find reliable digital reading resources to pair with print materials to provide strong opportunities for student learning.
Heather Fisher considers the possibilities for extending vocabulary development through a daily word routine.
Tammy Mulligan shares her quick thinking when students are bored with book clubs and reminds us all of the importance of offering playful choice for students to show their learning.
Leigh Anne Eck outlines sensible reasons for students to keep reading records.
The Choice Literacy Book Club discusses My Hero Academia, Volume 1 by Kohei Horikoshi.
In this second installment, Julie Johnson guides the process of creating multimodal fairy tales, as well as discusses producing the final product.
Julie Johnson outlines the groundwork for creating multimodal fairy tales in writing workshop.
Mandy Robek takes a step back to relaunch a fairy tale study so students can engage in inquiry work in order to discover key characteristics of the genre.
Melanie Meehan unlocks a few craft moves in Before the Ever After by Jacqueline Woodson.
Bitsy Parks outlines how to select mentor texts in order to have more ownership over the lesson and engage students.
Melanie Quinn uses her fourth graders love of drama to create a fun activity for learning how to integrate quotations into writing.
Gretchen Schroeder discusses grammar tools and the reasons students should use them as writers.
Leigh Anne Eck cracks open why dialogue is important in narrative writing and where to place dialogue in a story. She includes student samples that show the power of this craft move.
Melanie Meehan discusses the transfer of learning using pictures.
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.
Nawal Qarooni Casiano is inspired by her yoga practice to provide a guided reflection to consider if workshop practices are progressing to a transfer of learning.
Melanie Meehan shows how pictures offer ways to expand access to students as writers by providing scaffolds and inspiration.
In her high school writing workshop, Julie Cox noticed that students wrote eagerly, but struggled to give and accept feedback. To increase student ownership and trust, she started Writers’ Club, and it affected transfer of learning in big ways!
Cathy Mere nudges us to consider perspective as a craft move and provides a stack of mentor texts in this book list.
Bitsy Parks shares special events that help students widen their scope of acceptance and appreciation for the differences among us.
Gretchen Schroeder shares her failures in preparing for antiracist literature instruction, and the principles she uses to empower meaningful conversations about race.
Tammy Mulligan shares the vulnerable process of forming heterogeneous groups for book discussions.
Gretchen Schroeder taps into the connections between characters by creating sociograms with her high school students.
The Choice Literacy Book Club discusses Neville by Norton Juster and G. Brian Karas.
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