The focus of this week’s Big Fresh is Argument Writing. Tara Barnett and Kate Mills join the podcast.
Each week Choice Literacy shares the Big Fresh newsletter with a round-up of features around a key topic in literacy education. You can find the February 12, 2021 issue here.
01:20 Lead Essay by Bitsy Parks
04:26 Classic Classroom Content
06:34 Tara Barnett and Kate Mills Interview
23:16 Free for All
25:09 Leaders Lounge Content
Free for All
The Choice Literacy Book Club! Christy Rush-Levine selected an Own Voices middle grade fantasy novel for the February read. This is free for all! Follow along on the site of with #ChoiceLiteracyBookClub.
A Fresh Take on Persuasive Writing: Louise Wrobleski uses video clips, children’s literature, and newspaper articles to teach middle school students new ways to craft persuasive writing.This article was first published in 2019 and is now free for all.
Dear Young Writer, Your Audience Matters: Melissa Quimby shares how she encourages her students to consider their audience when writing with how-to steps and wise advice to lift the level of writing in her classroom.
Review Writing Advice: New York Times Critics A.O. Scott, Maya Phillips, Jennifer Szalai, and Jon Pareles share their review writing advice for students. Their suggestions include: express a strong opinion, use descriptive details and don’t be afraid to edit.