For students, a read aloud is a serious tool. It is a source of building community, language, literacy, and much more. Read alouds offer a lot for the growth of … Continue Reading Read Alouds for Writers
When I first began teaching, Nancie Atwell’s In The Middle was my go to PD book for all things to do with reading and writing workshop. I modeled so many … Continue Reading Writing about reading: offering students choice in reading responses
So I took some time to create a video about the system I created in order to track and reflect on my summer reading. Because I pushed myself to reflect … Continue Reading Reflecting on Reading Like a Writer
This trimester I’ve been fortunate to be able to continue working at the high school level alongside a ninth grade English teacher. Although my passion lies in implementing writing workshop … Continue Reading What I Learned Today.
Last weekend I was compelled to return to Nancie Atwell’s book, The Reading Zone, in order to be inspired for this week’s focus lessons. As I was reviewing it, I … Continue Reading The Reading Zone.
The first unit of study is coming to a close. The summative assessment is two part. First, students are to create a multimedia presentation (text + image + audio) of … Continue Reading My Life as a Reader.
While at NCTE, I listened to Patrick Allen, Franki Sibberson, and colleagues discuss reading assessment. Here are some highlights: One assessment isn’t better than another and none can stand alone. … Continue Reading NCTE: Reading Assessment.