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April 29, 2022: Deepening Discussions Part 1

This week’s newsletter is the first or two installments about deepening discussions.

Deepening Discussion with a Circle Process

Jen Vincent strengthens the authenticity of a share session in writing workshop by building and tending to relationships that honor a circle process originated in indigenous communities.

Determining Importance in Fiction

Dana Murphy guides us in listening and responding to students during strategy-building lessons to grow readers. In this example, she shows the complexity and nuances of direct instruction to build comprehension strategies.

April 22, 2022: Reading Invitations

This week’s newsletter considers reading invitations.

Student-Led Reading Seminars

Tammy Mulligan organizes her second graders to teach reading seminars to their peers. She outlines the steps to make this engaging practice a reality in any classroom.

Create-Your-Own Reading Challenge

Leigh Anne Eck encourages students to create their own reading challenges to stretch their reading identities. Download the challenge to share with your students.

Invitations to Reading a Variety of Genres

Katherine Sokolowski shares the genre invitations she issues to students to help them grow as readers.

April 1, 2022: Poetry Part 2

This week’s newsletter is the second installment about poetry.

Picture of the Week

Bitsy Parks shares a Picture of the Week routine that builds real-life literacy skills, and documents and celebrates important moments throughout the school year.

Poetry Part 1 Podcast

Cathy Mere and Ruth Ayres discuss poetry on the podcast.

March 25, 2022: Poetry Part 1

This week’s newsletter is the first installment about poetry.

Novels in Verse (Booklist)

Leigh Anne Eck curates a fantastic booklist of novels in verse for middle-grade and young adult readers.

Age Poems

Katherine Sokolowski immerses students in poetry with mentor texts about age and time to linger in thinking about their own ages. This combination invites poetry into classrooms and gives students space to embrace the genre by writing their own age poems.

Rehearsal for Writers Podcast

Cathy Mere and Ruth Ayres discuss student-led learning on the podcast.

March 18, 2022: Rehearsal for Writers

This week’s newsletter is about rehearsal for writers.

Making Data Personal Podcast

Cathy Mere and Ruth Ayres discuss student-led learning on the podcast.

March 11, 2022: Making Data Personal

This week’s newsletter is about making data personal.

Student-Led Learning Podcast

Cathy Mere and Ruth Ayres discuss student-led learning on the podcast.

March 4, 2022: Student-Led Learning

This week’s newsletter is about student-led learning.

Circulating During Writing Workshop

Christy Rush-Levine circulates for quick conferences as students complete their literary analysis essays.

Mining the Data

Heather Fisher shares how to rebrand data meetings as mining meetings to turn anxiety and frustration into actionable and meaningful responses to data.

Making Data Review More Personal

Dana Murphy describes an approach to “data-review days” that looks beyond numbers to the faces of kids and talks about all kids in all of their humanity.

Student-Created Assessments

Ruth Metcalfe releases responsibility to her first-grade class to create formative assessments and take ownership in their learning.

A Perfect Opportunity for Choice: Showing Theme

Tara Barnett outlines ways to offer choices for students to show their understandings of a book’s theme. Download a choice board and rubric.

February 24, 2022: Reading Identities

This week’s newsletter is about reading identities.

The Choice Literacy Book Club Discusses Unbound: The Life + Art of Judith Scott

The Choice Literacy Book Club discusses Unbound: The Life + Art of Judith Scott by Joyce Scott with Brie Spangler and Melissa Sweet.

Feedback to Writers (Part 2) Podcast

Cathy Mere and Ruth Ayres discuss feedback to writers on the podcast.

February 18, 2022: Feedback to Writers (Part 2)

This week’s newsletter is the second installment about feedback to writers.

Conferring Over Character Motivation

Christy Rush-Levine confers with Erica about her reading response to 13th Reality. She helps Erica consider character motivation.

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