The focus of this week’s Big Fresh is Empowering Readers. The Choice Literacy Book Club discusses #OwnVoices middle grade fantasy novel The Barren Grounds.
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 5, 2021 issue here.
00:28 Lead Essay by Matt Renwick
04:13 Classic Classroom Content
05:42 Leaders Lounge Content
06:50 Free for All
8:44 The Choice Literacy Book Club Discussion
Free for All
Join the Choice Literacy Book Club! Bitsy Parks selected a thought-provoking picture book for our March read. Find out more at the site. Join the conversation using the hashtag #ChoiceLiteracyBookClub.
Read Them Again…And Again…And Again: Jennifer Ryan encourages us to read picture books again and again. In this post on Teachers Books Readers, Jennifer outlines the importance of rereading beautiful picture books. Don’t miss the links to videos to show how students’ responses become more sophisticated with rereading.
Readers Want to Respond: Matt Renwick is surprised when his son completes a reading quiz that isn’t required, and finally realizes it’s all about reading response. This article was first published in 2019.