February 2, 2022 is the 13th annual World Read Aloud Day! In the Before, my colleague and fellow reading enthusiast planned a day of read aloud activities. This year’s offerings are going to be a lot more passive. Our school is just coming off of a very draining week, and asking teachers to do *another* thing didn’t feel right. But I will be sharing some digital resources that teachers could add to their day at their discretion. Happy reading!
Here is this week’s roundup of literacy links if you’re looking for some quick inspiration, tips, and refreshment:
- I REALLY want to organize an EdCamp! This article is helpful!
- The read aloud notebook: What a simple way to model reading thinking!
- Word nerds: Check out this online word searcher!
- “Enriching Academic Vocabulary: Strategies for Teaching Tier Two Words to ELL Students” from the New York Times
- Beyond Decodables has free, downloadable decodables
- Book-making FTW!
- Dr. Nell Duke brilliantly connects Wordle and phonics.
- Bookmarking this Twitter thread about poetry from one of my favorite middle school educators, Pernille Ripp, for future reference!
- A free, asynchronous collection of literacy PD for teachers from The Educator Collaborative
- Mental health break: Example #39664 that the children will save us