The focus of this week’s Big Fresh is Meaningful Conversations. Christy Rush-Levine 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 January 22, 2021 issue here.
01:25 Lead Essay
04:49 Classic Classroom Content
07:30 Christy Rush-Levine Interview
19:35 Free for All
21:16 Leaders Lounge Content
Free for All
Making Time for Literacy Chit-Chat to Support Book Choice (2012): Franki Sibberson shares ways to initiate conversations about books naturally in classrooms. This feature from 2012 includes a question set for launching discussions about books with individual students that remains relevant today.
Write. Right. Rite Series: Meaningful conversations don’t have to always be somber. Jason Reynolds, National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature at the Library of Congress, presents an inventive way for young people to engage in ideas through his “Write. Right. Rite.” Series. It’s a video series and if you haven’t taken the time to check it out, I hope you’ll be able to soon. It’s pretty awesome.
Race Talk: Engaging Young People in Conversations About Race and Racism: The Anti-Defamation League gives advice on how to engage young people in conversations about race and racism. They encourage educators to be willing to be uncomfortable and be learners alongside their students.
Talking About Race: 10 Ways to Have Meaningful Conversations: Dwight Smith suggests 10 ways to lead others in meaningful conversations about race.