The focus of this week’s Big Fresh is Hidden Treasures During Pandemic Teaching. Jen Schwanke 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 16, 2021 issue here.
00:00 Lead Essay
03:40 New Content
9:10 Dana Murphy Interview
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Pre-COVID, Dana Murphy develops a love-hate relationship with the faded anchor charts peeling away from her classroom walls. She finds that a move to anchor charts in a sketchbook and a website for chart images improves the quality of her charts and their usefulness. (This article was first published in 2019.)
Stella Villalba shares three strategies teachers and literacy coaches can use to pause, recenter, and renew themselves throughout busy, stressful days in schools. (This article was first published in 2020.)
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.