The focus of this week’s podcast is making workshop work. Cathy Mere and Ruth Ayres join the conversation.
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 September 10, 2021 issue here.
00:28 Lead Essay by Gretchen Schroeder
03:24 Free for All Conversation
19:16 Classic Classroom Conversation
30:19 Literacy Leader Content Conversation
Free for All
Join the Choice Literacy Book Club! Heather Fisher selected So You Want to Be an Owl by Jane Porter and Maddie Frost as our September read. Grab a copy, and join the conversation using the hashtag #ChoiceLiteracyBookClub.
Suzy Kaback asks her students to write letters of recommendations for themselves, and finds the activity ripples across the school mentoring community. This exercise is a terrific catalyst for creating personal improvement plans. This article was first published in 2012.
Tara Barnett and Kate Mills give guidance and support for varying the structures and routines in literacy workshops. This article was first published in 2020.