The focus of this week’s podcast is using picture books. Cathy Mere and Ruth Ayres join the conversation.
Each week Choice Literacy shares the Big Fresh newsletter with a roundup of features around a key topic in literacy education. You can find the September 19, 2021, issue here.
00:28 Lead Essay by Ruth Ayres
03:34 Free for All Conversation
10:08 Classic Classroom Conversation
17:14 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.
Mandy Robek learns a lot about worry from her daughter, and at the same time discovers a treasure trove of children’s books to help students overcome worries. This is a fantastic booklist and was first published in 2021.
Christy Rush-Levine finds administrators are questioning the value of read alouds, especially with older students. She shares how she uses the picture book Love in her middle school classroom to launch challenging discussions about timely themes. This article was first published in 2018.
Field Experience Course: Picture Books and Older Students: The value of picture books with secondary students is often questioned. This field experience allows insight into the depth and power of picture books for older students. Our Field Experience courses simulate classroom observations and conversations to experience high-quality teaching situations. Free to members and available to purchase.