The focus of this week’s Big Fresh is End-Of-Year Reflections. Leigh Anne Eck 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 April 23, 2021 issue here.
00:00 Lead Essay
04:47 New Content
5:55 Leigh Anne Eck Interview
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When it comes to conferring notes, form needs to follow function. Dana Murphy quit looking for the perfect template, and started focusing on what kinds of notes are most helpful. Consider finding time to reflect on your conferring notes. (This article was first published in 2018.)
Cathy Mere considers the dilemma teachers face when the bookroom, library, and tech departments require books and devices to be returned late in the year… but there are still a few weeks of school. She shares many suggestions for fostering literacy and community when there are far fewer books in the room. (This article was first published in 2019.)
Join the Choice Literacy Book Club! Matt Renwick selected the picture book Neville by Norton Juster and illustrated by G. Brian Karas for our April read. Click on the link to hear a book talk by Matt and to download the printable bookmarks. Join the conversation using the hashtag #ChoiceLiteracyBookClub.