Latest Content
Nonfiction Book Blitz

Justin Stygles finds a nonfiction book blitz is the perfect unit for closing out the school year.

Final Literacy Contracts: Student-Generated Themes

Megan Ginther and Holly Mueller close out the year with their final literacy contracts. It’s time for students to take ownership of their learning, so they select the themes.

Capturing the Elementary Years with Photo Essays

Justin Stygles helps his sixth graders prepare to move to middle school with a photo essay assignment in the last weeks of school.

Nonfiction Graffiti Walls

Katie Doherty uses nonfiction graffiti walls as a tool for building response skills and community with her sixth-grade students.

The Data Wall Debacle

Shari Frost has a suggestion for what shouldn’t be on classroom walls: student assessment scores. She explains why this practice can be harmful to students.

Reading Interviews: Part 3

We conclude our video series of end-of-year reading interviews with Ruth Shagoury. In this installment, she asks students about how they have changed as readers throughout the year.

Writing Interviews: Part 3

Ruth Shagoury’s end-of-year writing interviews finish with questions about change and the teacher’s influence on writing.

Reading Interviews: Part 2

Ruth Shagoury asks sixth-grade students about reading at home and how they have changed as readers this year.

Writing Interviews: Part 2

Ruth Shagoury’s end of year writing interviews with sixth graders continue with questions about writing strengths and weaknesses.

Reading Interviews: Part 1

Interviews at the end of the school year can help students consider their growth as readers and writers. In this week’s video, Ruth Shagoury interviews sixth graders about their reading. This is the first video in a three-part series.

Writing Interviews: Part 1

Ruth Shagoury interviews sixth graders about their writing at the end of the year. This is the first video in a three-part series.

Reading Through Spring

Gigi McAllister has many suggestions for a strong reading finish to the school year.

End-of-Year Literacy Interviews

Ruth Shagoury explains why year-end interviews are so valuable, and includes questions to use in your interviews.

April Literacy Contracts: Discovery

Megan Ginther and Holly Mueller choose a theme of discovery for their April literacy contracts.

Creating Video with Students: Tools and Tips

Bill Bass gives advice and provides resources for creating video with high school students.

Simplifying Word Study

Max Brand has suggestions for simplifying word study.

March Literacy Contracts: Nonfiction Curiosities

This month’s literacy contract for middle school students focuses on nonfiction texts and growing independence in the classroom.

Sentence Combining in Workshops

Heather Rader has strategies for using sentence combining in literacy workshops.

The Power of Mystery Series for Teens and Tweens

Ruth Shagoury shares her top picks of mystery series for teens and tweens.

A Tool Worth Exploring: Sentence Combining

Heather Rader begins a new series on sentence combining, an alternative to traditional drill and kill grammar instruction.

Deeper Writing: The Story Behind the Selfie

Gretchen Taylor taps into a cultural phenomenon with her seventh-grade writers to help them deepen their writing and reflection.

Middle School Design: Cozy Reading Spaces

Katie Doherty has design tips for creating cozy reading spaces in middle school classrooms where there is no space or budget for a whole-class rug area.

Making Classics Relevant for Middle School Students

Jennifer Schwanke helps middle school students make connections between classics and their current reading.

Explanatory Grammar Moves: Getting Verbal with It

Jeff Anderson concludes his series on explanatory grammar moves by exploring participles, included in the Common Core eighth-grade standard covering the use of verbals.

Liberty and Dystopia: February Literacy Contracts

Megan Ginther and Holly Mueller focus their February Literacy Contracts on dystopias.

Streamlining Research Check-ins

Gretchen Taylor finds streamlining research check-ins in her middle school classroom is easy to do when she uses a simple online tool to eliminate a mountain of paper.

Keep Going

Ruth Ayres has advice for moving forward, staying positive, and focusing on what’s important.

Journeys and Quests: January Literacy Contracts

Middle school teachers Megan Ginther and Holly Mueller focus on journeys and quests as the theme of their January Literacy Contracts in the latest installment of their year-long series.

Middle School Design: Reading Gutters

Katie Doherty explains how reading gutters, an inexpensive design feature, dress up her middle school classroom and build community at the same time.

Tell Me More

Gretchen Taylor finds the three little words “tell me more” provide breakthroughs in helping her middle school students respond to reading.

Choice Literacy Membership


Articles

Get full access to all Choice Literacy article content

Videos

Get full access to all Choice Literacy video content

Product Discounts

Receive member-only discounts on books, DVDs and more


Membership Options

Loading...