Christy Rush-Levine has been a middle school language arts teacher since 2000, a Choice Literacy contributor since 2014, and a college instructor since 2017. She lives and works in a suburb of Chicago. Christy blogs at interstice: not the lines; the spaces between. She can be found on Twitter (@CRushLevine) and Instagram (@rushreads and @rushcl).
This PD2Go focuses on supporting students as they develop their opinions by pairing an article by Leigh Anne Eck with a minilesson video of Christy Rush-Levine.
This PD2Go focuses on giving a practical approach to assessing students' understandings of theme by using a one-page reading response by pairing an article by Christy Rush-Levine with a minilesson video with Dana Murphy.
Keeping excitement for the next book to read can be a challenge. This session offers two ideas to sustain energy for independent reading. Melissa Quimby shares a creative and practical idea for students to name their reading identities. Christy Rush-Levine offers a tried-and-true practice of offering book talks so students can create a robust "To Be Read" list.
Many students use a casual voice in formal writing. Christy Rush-Levine shares how to help student writers understand and develop a scholarly tone. Planning Resources Click here to download the...
This PD2Go focuses developing a routine of a weekly poetry response. Watch a video of how Gretchen Schroeder invites weekly poetry responses in her high school classroom, and read an article by Christy Rush-Levine about ways to help adolescents connect to poetry.
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