The focus of this week's podcast is about student-led learning 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.
Melanie Meehan works with fifth graders to help them create their own set of indicators of success in a writing unit. (This article was first published in 2016.)
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Miriam Ortiz, Tracey Flores, and Emily Machado seek to make visible the brilliant teaching of educators working alongside multilingual learners and the intentional steps they take to design curriculum and create classroom spaces that cultivate the genius of each individual learner.
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The focus of this week's Big Fresh is honoring student identity. Cathy Mere joins the podcast for a conversation about uplifting student voices and using mentor texts to help kids discover the stories they can write. 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 November 20, 2020 issue here. Free for All Cathy Mere joined the podcast for a conversation about raising student voices and helping kids discover stories that uplift their identities rather than pleasing teachers. Find Cathy on Twitter at @CathyMere and on her blog Reflect and Refine. Raising Student Voices: A Booklist: Helping students find and raise their voices so that they can someday change the world is one of the most important things we do. Cathy Mere shares some of her favorite mentor texts for this essential work. Building Reading Identities Across the Year: The start of the school year is often all about building reader identities in classrooms. And then November comes, and many of the activities that help students celebrate their reading histories and preferences are forgotten. Tara Barnett and Kate Mills share ways teachers can continue to help students define, refine, and expand their reading identities all year long. A Writing Workshop Tool that Builds Agency and Independence: Tammy Mulligan returns to teaching first grade and immediately creates agency and independence during writing workshop. Tammy explains how ...
The focus of this week's Big Fresh is empowering readers. This week, Sara Kajder 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 March 12, 2021 issue here. Timeline 00:00 Welcome 02:18 Sara Kajder Interview Free for All 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 ...
Enjoy listening as the Choice Literacy Book Club discusses Octopus Stew by Eric Velasquez. This year the Choice Literacy Book Club was formed. You will find a book talk video and a Padlet where our community has shared their thoughts about the book. Feel free to join! Click here to find out more about the Choice Literacy Book Club! Contributors Discussing Enduring Freedom Order of joining the conversation: Melanie Meehan Ruth Ayres Bitsy Parks Click here for ALL links discussed. Timeline 00:00 Welcome 00:30 Lead Essay by Ruth Ayres 04:15 Book Club Discussion We have been diligent about adding courses for you to explore. All courses are free to our Literacy Leader and Literacy Team members. Some are free to Classic Classroom members. Anyone may purchase a course for unlimited access to its content. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter. 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 a group dashboard. Click here to check out all of our membership options. ...