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.
Nawal Qarooni Casiano shares three gorgeously varied picture books and guiding questions designed to cultivate an inquisitive stance and informed empathy in students.
Leigh Anne Eck personifies her classroom library by sharing the lessons it whispers when we take the time to listen. This is a practical guide to keeping your classroom library timely and relevant.
Cathy Mere knows that growing skills and strategies readers need is essential, yet helping readers find and grow their identity as readers makes the biggest difference of all.
In this beautiful personal essay, Melissa Quimby reminds us to nurture readers through passion conferences, classroom libraries, read-aloud, and independent reading time.
The Choice Literacy Book Club discusses The Barren Grounds on the podcast.
Empowering Readers (Part 1) is the theme of this week’s newsletter.
Andrea Smith talks with two boys about the book they are reading, Island. They discuss the way their partnership is going, even though the partners are reading at different paces.
Christy Rush-Levine offers a close look into the needs of readers by considering engagement, enrichment and nourishment. She offers three examples of reading conferences with students.
Shari Frost shares her favorite graphic novel adaptations for the middle grades.
Bitsy Parks discusses celebrating writers on the podcast.
Melanie Meehan shares how a short dip into fan fiction can be a wonderful way to inject some play and raise engagement in writing.
Melissa Quimby leans in and asks her students to define their celebrations as writers. Rather than always naming the celebration for students, Melissa helps students gain ownership of the writing process by learning to celebrate every stage.
Hayley Whitaker confers with a kindergartner and shows him the connections between talking, drawing, and text.
Tammy Mulligan offers tips for creating shared-writing texts online.
Bitsy Parks shares the ways in which class books help students work as readers and writers, as well as build a community.
Tara Barnett and Kate Mills discuss mentor texts for argument writing on the podcast.
Bitsy Parks shares the celebration within the publishing process. Learn to find the joy in uplifting young writers’ approximations by sharing their works with a larger audience.
Ruth Ayres suggests four notebook pages to help students balance facts and emotions when writing persuasively.
Heather Fisher discusses planning for professional learning and finding meaning in reading on the podcast.
Finding meaning in reading is the theme of this week’s newsletter.
Bitsy Parks takes into account her recent consideration of implicit biases and examines her classroom library and read-aloud choices with urgency and excitement.
Gretchen Schroeder discusses recognizing bias on the podcast.
Tara Barnett and Kate Mills share the many targeted ways in which they use mentor texts to teach argument writing and move students away from five-paragraph themes.
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