Choice Literacy Articles & Videos
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Debbie Miller goes against the grain, advocating for “the luscious feeling of endless time” as we slow down to confer with children.
Jesabel Centeno helps her emergent bilingual learners respond orally to texts and share favorite books with classmates.
Interviews early in the year are a potent tool for building a class community.
Franki Sibberson works to expand her views of spelling and word work, redefining routines in her grades 3 and 4 classroom.
Suzy Kaback catches a young learner near and dear to her in the process of plagiarizing. She uses the experience to develop a template to help students and colleagues with notetaking.
Who is a “drive-thru” reader? One who zips through the start of a book and discards it before finishing, moving ever more quickly through random books. Aimee Buckner has some minilesson suggestions for dealing with those students who can’t or won’t finish any books they start.
Franki Sibberson wants her students to be more than just good spellers — she wants them to understand words in sophisticated ways, from many different angles. Children's books are a tool for reaching that goal.
Tara Smith finds her sixth graders have years of experience with writer's notebooks by the time they reach her classroom. How to inspire enthusiasm for a familiar tool? Mix old favorite tasks and lessons with fresh texts and tech-savvy options.
Mary Lee Hahn prepares for classroom visitors, and the process of viewing her room with fresh eyes makes her question routines and wall displays.
Hayley Whitaker confers with a kindergartner and helps him make meaning through drawings.
Linda Karamatic works with a student who is reading the Stink series as he tries out a new tool for documenting inferences as he reads.
Tara Barnett and Kate Mills continue their series on independent projects with nuts and bolts advice on management.
There are so many new professional books available for literacy leaders to purchase…and so little funding to buy them. Shari Frost gives the details of how one coach surveyed colleagues, assessed needs, and rooted out bargains before spending the precious $500 allocated for stocking the professional book library.
Stella Villalba uses the Photo Booth app to build stamina in a young English language learner, as well as reinforce the learning and practice at home.
Stella Villalba has practical advice for reaching a young English language learner who is reluctant to write and often frustrated.
Melanie Meehan works with a new teacher to develop and administer a writing pre-assessment early in the school year.
Franki Sibberson shares her latest suggestions for read alouds that invite participation from young readers.
Summer is rushing along. Are you feeling restored or refreshed yet for the new year? Suzy Kaback writes about the power of the sharpening stone.
Mark Levine finds that good seating design in middle school isn’t just about where you place furniture—it’s about negotiating with students.
Danielle French helps a first grader set nonfiction writing goals.
Melanie Meehan shares activities that help students talk about their characters before writing about them in a realistic fiction unit.
Stella Villalba shares three strategies teachers and literacy coaches can use to pause, re-center, and renew themselves throughout busy stressful days in schools.
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Make it personal with these lovely design suggestions from "The Sisters" for bringing students' homes into your classroom.
Christy Rush-Levine helps Alyssa draft her literary analysis essay.
Tammy Mulligan shares how she introduces students to the process of interpreting literature at different grade and developmental levels.
Christy Rush-Levine shares the strategies she uses to help her middle school students take ownership of their literary analysis essays.
Jan Miller Burkins works with colleagues to develop the “I Think I Wonder I Understand” reflective tool for literacy coaches.
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