Each week Choice Literacy shares the Big Fresh newsletter with a round-up of features around a key topic in literacy education. Click here for ALL links discussed.
Clare Landrigan and Tammy Mulligan discuss ways teachers can get the most out of any assessment data, moving beyond numbers for insights into how to structure and target instruction. (This article was first published in 2012.)
Don't miss Kate and Tara's book talk about The Proudest Blue by Ibtihaj Muhammad, S.K. Ali, and Hatem Aly. Join the Choice Literacy Book Club and read along with us this month. (PS—This is hands down the most low-pressure book club to join!)
Candice Bocala and Kathryn Parker Boudett encourage educator teams to take a more inquiry-based approach to data analysis to address inequitable norms and patterns.
NOW AVAILABLE! Don't miss Better Student Feedback: Giving, Receiving, and Using Student Feedback withRuth Ayres. This course is free to Literacy Leader members and available to purchase.
NOW AVAILABLE! Don't miss Better Student Feedback: Giving, Receiving, and Using Student Feedback with Ruth Ayres. This course is free to Literacy Leader members and available to purchase.
We are pleased to announce updates with our group memberships. Literacy Team memberships offer a discounted rate, as well as the ease of managing your team through a group dashboard. Click here to check out all of our membership options.
The focus of this week's podcast is building connections beyond the classroom walls. Cathy Mere and Ruth Ayres join the conversation. Click here for ALL links discussed. 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 October 22, 2021 issue here. Timeline 00:00 Welcome 00:28 Lead Essay by Leigh Anne Eck 03:18 Free For All Content Highlights 10:18 Classic Classroom Content Highlights 18:45 Literacy Leader Content Highlights Free for All Join the Choice Literacy Book Club! Leigh Anne Eck selected the young adult novel Enduring Freedom by Jawad Arash and Trent Reedy as our October read. Grab a copy, and join the conversation using the hashtag #ChoiceLiteracyBookClub. Ruth Ayres and Cathy Mere discuss this week's theme, building bridges, on the podcast. Katherine Sokolowski uses the Community Timeline Project to bring together students and older community members around history and writing. Includes a downloadable interview guide to help students record the interviewee's life story. (This article was first published in 2019.) Email is a terrific way to communicate with parents—Trish Prentice has practical tips for keeping it simple and saving time when using email. (This article was first published in 2012.) Become a Choice Literacy member! Click here to find out more about membership options. ...
The focus of this week's Big Fresh is Transfer of Learning. Melanie Meehan joins the podcast. Click here for ALL links discussed: choiceliteracy.com/…/may-21-2021-transfer-of-learning 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 May 21, 2021 issue here. Timeline 00:00 Welcome 00:38 Lead Essay by Ruth Ayres 02:34 New Content Highlights 04:4 Melanie Meehan Interview Connect with Melanie You can keep up with Stella on Twitter @melanie meehan1. Find all of Stella's articles and videos on the site by clicking here. Free for All We wish Mary Lee Hahn, a long-time contributor and dear friend, happy retirement after 37 years of teaching! Please join the celebration! We are celebrating on all online spaces, so if you have a blog, a FB page, a Twitter handle, etc,. feel free to post anywhere that is convenient. Or hop over to Mary Lee and Franki Sibberson's blog A Year of Readingand post a comment. We’ll be using the hashtags #MarvelousMaryLee and #PoemsforMaryLee, so please tag anything (wherever you post) with these. Mary Lee Hahn reminds herself (and us!) of the qualities we have that inspire trust in ourselves and our ability to teach well. Written in 2012, these words continue to be a gift to all of us, just like #MarvelousMaryLee! Balancing small groups and conferences is essential for transferring learning from lessons and units, and it's one of the trickiest tasks for teachers. Dana Murphy explains how she works toward balance in her classroom, weighing everything from the timeline of the unit to the intensity of the minilesson. (This article was first published in 2020.) Tara Barnett and Kate Mills give ...
The focus of this week's Big Fresh is empowering choice. Nawal Qarooni Casiano joins the podcast to discuss student-led lessons. Get the Big Fresh delivered straight to your inbox (it's free)! Click here for ALL links discussed. 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 8, 2021 issue here. Free for All Florence Genevieve Saperstein: Brenda Power, founder of Choice Literacy, offered a lead essay on the legacy we leave when we empower choice in the lives of others. This is beautiful both in craft and thought. Additionally, the link will take you to another issue of the Big Fresh with the theme of choice. Choice in Literacy Workshops: What makes choice authentic in literacy workshops? Christy Rush-Levine grapples with this tough question that leads to changes in her instruction. Symbiosis: Choice and Structure in Writing Workshops: Heather Rader and Ruth Ayres explore the complex connections between choice and structure in writing workshops. How to Lead with Positivity: Matthew X. Joseph shares how leaders can increase confidence and collaboration in their teams when they lead with positivity in his article on Edutopia. ...