Choice Literacy Articles & Videos
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Melanie Meehan discusses the transfer of learning using pictures.
Gretchen Schroeder shares a summative assessment inspired by Song Exploder in which her high school students craft an argumentative essay defending a choice of a great song.
Nawal Qarooni Casiano is inspired by her yoga practice to provide a guided reflection to consider if workshop practices are progressing to a transfer of learning.
Melanie Meehan shows how pictures offer ways to expand access to students as writers by providing scaffolds and inspiration.
In her high school writing workshop, Julie Cox noticed that students wrote eagerly, but struggled to give and accept feedback. To increase student ownership and trust, she started Writers’ Club, and it affected transfer of learning in big ways!
Cathy Mere nudges us to consider perspective as a craft move and provides a stack of mentor texts in this book list.
Bitsy Parks shares special events that help students widen their scope of acceptance and appreciation for the differences among us.
Gretchen Schroeder shares her failures in preparing for antiracist literature instruction, and the principles she uses to empower meaningful conversations about race.
Tammy Mulligan shares the vulnerable process of forming heterogeneous groups for book discussions.
Gretchen Schroeder taps into the connections between characters by creating sociograms with her high school students.
Christy Rush-Levine confers with Carson about his connections to sports in his reading.
This week’s newsletter is a special issue highlighting our courses.
The Choice Literacy Book Club discusses Neville by Norton Juster and G. Brian Karas.
Leigh Anne Eck provides a guide to customize an end-of-year reflection for students.
End-of-Year Reflection is the theme of this week’s newsletter.
Leigh Anne Eck provides a guide to developing an End-of-Year Reflection for students to consider their own growth, as well as offer advice regarding curriculum and instruction.
Bitsy Parks offers key end-of-the year activities that allow students to reflect and notice their identities, growth, and community as readers and writers.
Melanie Quinn shares a fun activity to help current students share advice for next year’s class.
Jen Schwanke shares insights about leading a school with hope and grace during COVID.
Hidden Treasures During Pandemic Teaching is the theme of this week’s newsletter.
Gwen Blumberg teaches an asynchronous lesson for a spelling strategy.
Tara Barnett and Kate Mills consider the power of asynchronous lessons in creating a student-centered learning environment.
Gretchen Schroeder makes the leap to digital notebooks and finds new life in a tried-and-true practice.
Dana Murphy candidly discusses keeping a positive mindset and approaching her students with an abundance of grace.
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