Choice Literacy Articles & Videos
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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.
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.
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