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.
Mandy Robek adjusts her mindset of preparing her classroom according to COVID guidelines and discovers an open heart and mind as she prepares a “minimalist classroom.”
The Choice Literacy Book Club discusses Little Brown by Marla Frazee.
Heather Fisher describes the process of integrating sight word work into the existing curriculum.
Mandy Robek shares the tools she uses to transition students to more conventional spelling.
Hayley Whitaker’s kindergartners spend their transition time learning sight words.
Building Empathy Through Reading is the theme of this week’s newsletter.
Matt Renwick discusses empowering readers on the podcast.
Sara Kajder discusses empowering readers on the podcast.
Empowering Readers (Part 2) is the theme of this week’s newsletter.
Mark Levine explores ways to cultivate empathy by sharing texts with multiple perspectives on the same event in his middle school social studies class.
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.
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