Choice Literacy Big Fresh

Empowering Readers with Sara Kajder

Choice Literacy Big Fresh
Empowering Readers with Sara Kajder
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The focus of this week's Big Fresh is empowering readers. This week, Sara Kajder joins the podcast.

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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 March 12, 2021 issue here. 

Timeline

00:00 Welcome

02:18 Sara Kajder Interview

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Join the Choice Literacy Book Club! Bitsy Parks selected a thought-provoking picture book for our March read. Find out more at the site. Join the conversation using the hashtag #ChoiceLiteracyBookClub. 

Can a High Stakes Assessment Create Readers? Stephanie Affinito encounters an unexpected by-product of testing for her son—the uninterrupted reading time waiting for others to finish builds a good habit. She questions whether a high-stakes assessment can create readers. This article was first published in 2020.

Beyond Explicit Instruction: What Do Struggling Readers Need? Franki Sibberson explores the varied needs of young readers and writers. First published in 2015, this article is a must-read for us today.

March Book Madness: It's not too late to join in with March Book Madness hosted by Tony Keefer and Scott Jones. Grab a bracket, pull the books into a basket, and you're ready for your class to join in this global event.

We Are Teachers: Brandie Freeman shares common teacher interview questions in a post-COVID world.


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