I’ve been digging into Patterns of Power A LOT lately. And I’m loving it even more than I did last year. Ten minutes a day. Very little prep. Student-centered. Inquiry-based. Most beneficially, it raises students’ language consciousness. They are more aware of their choices as writers and the effects their choices make on their readers. Let me know if you’re interested in exploring POP together.
Here is this week’s roundup of literacy links for some quick inspiration, tips, and refreshment:
- Most Exciting Picture Books of 2019 from Brightly
- Most Exciting Middle Grades Books of 2019 from Brightly
- How Harry Potter Has Brought Magic to Classrooms for More Than 20 Years
- SUPER intrigued by the “data notebook” (it’s not what it sounds like, don’t worry!) and all of the other ideas described in detail in this post about authentic information writing from Moving Writers – what a rad way to launch a writing about reading (not what you think) unit!
- Not Just for Car Rides: When to ‘Read’ Kids’ Audiobooks at Home and in the Classroom from Brightly