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.
Honoring Student Identity is the theme of this week’s newsletter.
Katherine Sokolowski helps fifth grader Sidney brainstorm ideas for a story. She uses her own experiences with writing to instruct.
Suzy Kaback thinks deeply about the concept of belonging as an essential part of building a school community.
Christy Rush-Levine considers how to communicate to all students that their presence and their identities are valued and appreciated.
Melissa Atwood leads a first-grade guided reading group. This is the second video in a two-part series.
Gretchen Schroeder’s high school students build community by creating a shared text of things they love.
Brian Sepe shares one of his favorite activities for small groups of young learners: making books together.
Author studies are the theme of this week’s newsletter.
Melanie Meehan uses A Day’s Work as a mentor text to help fifth grader Emily develop setting in her writing.
Matt Renwick shares creative ways teachers in his school celebrate authors.
Bitsy Parks shares the way a series study enriches the reading lives of students and serves as an intervention to help readers grow.
Tammy Mulligan finds shared writing is her go-to strategy for teaching young learners online.
Humor in Literacy Workshop is the theme of this week’s Big Fresh.
Melissa Atwood leads a first-grade guided reading group. The focus at the start of the lesson is on blends in words. This is the first video in a two-part series.
Melanie Quinn reconsiders how she teaches spelling in her fourth-grade classroom, establishing a new whiteboard routine.
The place of humor in literacy workshops is the theme of this week’s newsletter.
Bitsy Parks helps first grader Sophia tackle the tough job of making meaning and decoding words early in the year with lots of encouragement and good humor.
Teaching parts of speech is viewed as dreary work for most teachers. Melanie Meehan shares how you can infuse some fun into it with a little bit of humor.
Tara Barnett and Kate Mills write about the power of series books in helping young readers build skills and independence as they exit intervention programs.
Mark Levine finds humor is the “secret sauce” in engaging middle school students and including introverts in the classroom community.
Jen Court completes an interactive read aloud in a second-grade classroom.
Mark Levine explains the many ways read alouds can enhance and deepen learning for middle school students in content areas like social studies and science.
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