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.
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 secondary students an opportunity to respond to poetry each week.
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.
Reading logs are a part of many classrooms. This session carves out space for teachers to consider the purpose of reading logs. Clare Landrigan makes the comparison between reading logs and running logs in a demonstration lesson. A choice of articles is given for participants to think more deeply about the purpose of reading logs.
Reflective practice and goal setting are important practices for educators. Jen Schwanke leads the way in encouraging a positive mindset and reflective practice anchored in gratitude. When paired with Jaz...
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...
Support sophisticated Book Club Conversations by pairing a minilesson about building on conversation by Dana Murphy with an article about fostering cultural awareness by Gretchen Schroeder.
Gigi McAllister gives a brief explanation of how her thinking on goal setting has changed, as well as the ways in which she uses student goals to connect with parents. Max Brand shares strategies for helping parents talk with students.
In this 12-minute video, Katie Doherty leads her sixth-grade students as they try the prompt "I am the one who . . ." during writing workshop. This is an excellent activity for building classroom community.
Beth Honeycutt confers with eighth grader Zack about his latest reading choice.
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