Choice Literacy Articles & Videos
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Leigh Anne Eck offers a step-by-step guide to help students build a central idea when it is implied in a nonfiction text.
Christy Rush-Levine faces the challenge of helping her students see summary writing not as drudgery, but as a way to build more sophisticated thinking around texts.
Christy Rush-Levine discusses meaningful conversations on the podcast.
Meaningful conversations is the theme of this week’s newsletter.
Christy Rush-Levine wraps meaningful conversations about race into her curriculum instead of making it “one more thing” to squeeze into the school day.
Matt Renwick explores ways in which whole-class conversations around one text can build a strong community as understanding is co-constructed.
Stella Villalba shares 2020 picture books to celebrate and affirm students’ identities.
Ruth Ayres observes a writing workshop that is remote. She reflects on the ways students offer feedback and how their community of writers is established.
Leigh Anne Eck reflects on three small moves she made to create a more inclusive classroom.
Nawal Qarooni Casiano shares how to empower choice in kids leading minilessons on the podcast.
Tara Barnett and Kate Mills reflect on the ways they actively recognize their own biases and help students recognize their own.
Tara Barnett and Kate Mills give a step-by-step guide for creating choice boards in writing workshop.
In this first-grade writing conference, Katrina Edwards helps Brooklyn order and stretch out her writing with a beginning, middle, and end. She uses long pages and scissors as tools.
Dana Murphy suggests three ways to empower student choice in workshop and get more students to accept the invitations we offer.
Mandy Robek reflects on her identity as a digital and print reader and offers strategies to support students reading digital texts.
Melissa Quimby shares online routines to strengthen the class reading community.
Christy Rush-Levine confers with Adriana over her response to Pretty Little Liars, considering differences between the television show and book.
Kate Mills and Tara Barnett pinpoint common difficulties in sixth-grade memoir. They share teaching points and student writing samples before and after revision.
Inspired by a closet clean-out, Leigh Anne Eck considers the way a seasonal rotation is also good for classroom libraries.
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