Tag archive for Literacy

World Read Aloud Day 2/24/16

World Read Aloud Day 2/24/16

Post modified from 2/15/14 On February 24, 2016 classrooms will take part in World Read Aloud Day. There are numerous ways to celebrate literacy. Author,Kate Messner, curated a list of authors willing to Skype on #WRAD16 to help educators make those connections. I have included below…

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Connected Readers and Connected Writers #ELAchat

Connected Readers and Connected Writers #ELAchat

Tuesday evening, I guest moderated #ELAchat. The chat occurs the first and last Tuesday of each month. Friend and valued member of my PLN, Joy Kirr, invited me to lead the evening chat. The Storify of the chat can be found HERE. Educators from around…

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Connecting Creativity series (aka my team is fun)

Connecting Creativity series (aka my team is fun)

Here’s the first promo video for Erin Olson’s and Leslie Pralle Keehn’s Connecting Creativity series. We can be serious about our work and still have fun! Happy viewing! [cross-posted at Dangerously Irrelevant]

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Ideas for Celebrating Literacy: World Read Aloud Day #WRAD14

Ideas for Celebrating Literacy: World Read Aloud Day #WRAD14

On March 5, 2014 classrooms will take part in World Read Aloud Day. There are numerous ways to celebrate literacy. The following list is just a list of possibilities. I encourage you to #makeitbetter and tailor to the talents of your students and your learning goal….

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Have we been focusing on the wrong R?

Have we been focusing on the wrong R?

I am wondering about what has been better for students as a result of the high school reform efforts that began in 2005. Many educators participated in professional learning opportunities focused on increasing rigor, relevance, and relationships (Three R’s) in classrooms. I remember participating in…

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