The focus of this week's Big Fresh is Perspectives. Stella Villalba joins the podcast.
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 14, 2021 issue here.
00:38 Lead Essay by Ruth Ayres
03:50 New Content Discussion with Stella Villalba
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#31DaysIBPOC: Celebrating the Teacher Voices of Indigenous, Black, and People of Color Voices in May is a beautiful collection that allows all of us to appreciate the power and endurance of Indigenous, Black, and people of color in education who strive for excellence and equity in education. Take time to read these stories. They are a gift.
When it comes to including and understanding other people, it may be hardest to empathize with those who disrupt or bully others. Tammy Mulligan shares her four favorite mentor texts for understanding students who are angry and lash out. (This article was first published in 2019.)
Mark Levine explores ways to cultivate empathy by sharing texts with multiple perspectives on the same event in his middle school social studies class. (This article was first published in 2021.)
Join the Choice Literacy Book Club! Dana Murphy selected the May pick. It is My Hero Academia Volume 1 by Kohei Horikoshi. This new manga book is popular in classrooms and a new reading experience for our book club. Grab a copy, and join the conversation using the hashtag #ChoiceLiteracyBookClub.
The focus of this week's podcast is about feedback to writers and more! Ruth Ayres and Cathy Mere join the conversation. 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. Free for All Carly Ullmer assesses how she can give consistent and meaningful feedback to every one of her many middle school students at least once a week. (This article was first published in 2017.) Ruth Ayres finds there can be a difference between questions in writing conferences that inspire an enthusiastic response, and those that foster more reflection and independence. Download a question list to use during your writing conferences. (This article was first published in 2017.) Mandy Robek shares a book talk about Unbound: The Life + Art of Judith Scott by Joyce Scott with Brie Spangler and Melissa Sweet. Don't miss this new picture book! Join the Choice Literacy Book Club and read it with us this month. Listen in on the podcast as Ruth Ayres and Cathy Mere discuss this week's theme. Matt Renwick is offering a free e-book in anticipation of the release of his new book, Leading Like a C.O.A.C.H. You can get the free e-book and subscribe to Matt's newsletter. Don't miss The Limits of Levels: Expanding Boundaries of How We Assess Young Readers with Cathy Mere. This course is free to Literacy Leader members and available to purchase. Become a Choice Literacy member! 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 ...
The focus of this week's Big Fresh is Celebrating Writers. Bitsy Parks joins the podcast. 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 February 26, 2021 issue here. Timeline 00:00 Welcome00:30 Lead Essay by Ruth Ayres03:48 Classic Classroom Content06:17 Bitsy Parks Interview27:27 Free for All29:01 Leaders Lounge Content Free for All The Choice Literacy Book Club! Christy Rush-Levine selected an Own Voices middle grade fantasy novel for the February read. This is free for all! Follow along on the site of with #ChoiceLiteracyBookClub. Sharing Writing in a Class Celebration: Ruth Ayres shares her best tips for sharing writing in a class celebration. Writing Share Structures: Katrina Edwards moves her first-grade class out of a rut with writing shares by introducing several new options. Author to Author Website: Matt Glover talks with Lester Laminack about the importance of a relationship that allows writers to be vulnerable in the revision process. Become a Choice Literacy member! Click here to find out more about membership options. ...
The focus of this week's Big Fresh is meaningful conversations. Christy Rush-Levine joins the podcast. 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 22, 2021 issue here. Timeline 00:00 Welcome 01:25 Lead Essay 04:49 Classic Classroom Content 07:30 Christy Rush-Levine Interview 19:35 Free for All 21:16 Leaders Lounge Content Free for All Making Time for Literacy Chit-Chat to Support Book Choice (2012): Franki Sibberson shares ways to initiate conversations about books naturally in classrooms. This feature from 2012 includes a question set for launching discussions about books with individual students that remains relevant today. You can find the link to this (and all of the features mentioned) in the show notes. Write. Right. Rite Series: Meaningful conversations don't have to always be somber. Jason Reynolds, National Ambassador for Young People's Literature at the Library of Congress, presents an inventive way for young people to engage in ideas through his "Write. Right. Rite." Series. It’s a video series and if you haven’t taken the time to check it out, I hope you’ll be able to soon. It’s pretty awesome. Race Talk: Engaging Young People in Conversations About Race and Racism: The Anti-Defamation League gives advice on how to engage young ...