The focus of this week’s Big Fresh is Building Empathy Through Reading. Matt Renwick joins 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 March 19, 2021 issue here.
00:00 Lead Essay
02:45 New Content
06:10 Matt Renwick Interview
Free for All
Do they care? That’s the question Karen Terlecky asks herself as she sets up book clubs in her fifth-grade classroom with a focus on empathy. This article was first published in 2012.
Stephanie Affinito explains how literacy leaders can spice up a winter professional development session with a read-aloud book tasting and competition modeled after the March Book Madness initiative. This was first published in the Leaders Lounge in 2019.
It’s not too late to join in with March Book Madness hosted by Tony Keefer and Scott Jones. Grab a bracket, pull the books into a basket, and you’re ready for your class to join in this global event.
Join the Choice Literacy Book Club! Bitsy Parks selected the picture book Little Brown by Marla Frazee for our March read. Click on the link to hear a book talk by Bitsy and to download the printable bookmarks. Join the conversation using the hashtag #ChoiceLiteracyBookClub.