Online teaching is no joke. This annotated snapshot of my materials sprawl for my recent PD alludes to my discomfort with teaching online. It makes me wonder: what does *students’* discomfort with *learning* online look like? We’re all doing our best in a situation that none of us signed up for, and I remain in awe of teachers around the world. They are my heroes. ❤
Here is this week’s roundup of literacy links for some quick inspiration, tips, and refreshment:
- Our local, beloved publishing company, Pioneer Valley Books, has created book sets for levels A-N (make sure you’re clicking on “Read-at-Home Take Home Book Sets” not “Classroom Sets”)that are printed on magazine-thick paper for only $16.50 for twelve books (!!!!) AND video lessons that teach a couple of the books in each set. HUGE resource.
- “The ABCs of Reading for Pleasure” from the Wizarding World
- Two 5-minute poetry podcasts: The Slowdown and Poetry Unbound
- “How to Turn Your Home Into a School Without Losing Your Sanity” from NPR
- “Author Study, Anytime, Anywhere” from Dr. Goldberg – GREAT idea for a unit during this crisis because it encourages independent reading!
- Mental health break: Chunk, the garden groundhog