Literacy Links – Volume 28

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Welcome back, Center School! I hope you had spectacular vacations and read lots of great books. The day before spring break, the Reading Ambassadors hosted their spirit day: “Dress up like a favorite book character.” They even created a great photobooth backdrop using pages of discarded books. So many students popped by for a snap!

Here is two weeks (I came across some great resources over break!) of literacy links for some quick inspiration, tips, and refreshment:

Literacy Links – Volume 28

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Reading Ambassador events will be happening frequently over the last months of school. We’ve got Spirit Day this Friday, a book drive, a newspaper going to press, Community Readers, another classroom getting “bookmarked”, a red carpet awards-themed Summer Reading Assembly, and MORE. You know I’ll share updates and photos here. Can’t wait for you to see the fruits of their labor!

Here is this week’s roundup of literacy links for some quick inspiration, tips, and refreshment:

Literacy Links – Volume 27

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The next Reading Ambassadors schoolwide event is a spirit day on Friday, April 12th: Dress Up Like a Favorite Book Character! They’re also suggesting that students bring in a book donation for a classroom book swap so everyone has a new book to read over break. I’m already putting together my costume. Want a hint?…Bunny ears! WHO will I be on spirit day? Find out April 12th!

Here is this week’s roundup of literacy links for some quick inspiration, tips, and refreshment:

Literacy Links – Volume 24

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The highlight of last week was the final session of the High Quality Teacher Share I led called “Making a Literacy Toolkit”. The five participants, teachers from kindergarten to fourth grade, worked on Tuesday afternoons for ten weeks on a literacy toolkit of their choosing. For our final session, we laid out our toolkits for a gallery walk. My favorite part was asking them to leave words of praise or encouragement for each other in a little envelope that could be added to their toolkits as a reminder of their hard and amazing work. Brava, teachers!

Here is this week’s roundup of literacy links for some quick inspiration, tips, and refreshment:

Literacy Links – Volume 23

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I’m pumped for next weekend’s Saturday Reunion at the always gorgeous and inspiring Teachers College with keynote speaker, Jason Reynolds. Every time I’ve gone, I’ve taken PAGES of notes and left with *almost* TOO MANY ideas. This session: I’m hoping to meet Mr. Reynolds and attend as many coaching and toolkit sessions as possible. I submitted my SAC request, did you?!

Here is this week’s roundup of literacy links for some quick inspiration, tips, and refreshment:

Literacy Links – Volume 22

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I launched rainbow PD this week, and it might be my favorite thing ever. Especially this Maya Angelou clip. She is such an inspiration.

Here is this week’s roundup of literacy links for some quick inspiration, tips, and refreshment:

Literacy Links – Volume 21

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Some of Center’s Reading Ambassadors “bookmarked” a classroom door! They spent about two sessions creating the parts before installing it today. What classroom will get “bookmarked” next?

Here is this week’s roundup of literacy links for some quick inspiration, tips, and refreshment:

Literacy Links- Volume 20

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This week at Harry Potter Club, we did a lot of making. Did YOU find one of our corner bookmarks with a “Read more Harry Potter” slogan? We hope so! We want as many people as possible to read the books!

Here is this week’s roundup of literacy links for some quick inspiration, tips, and refreshment:

Literacy Links – Volume 19

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The High Quality Teacher Share on Making Literacy Toolkits is half over, and I am so proud of teachers’ ideas for and dedication to their toolkits. We have everything from a kindergarten reading toolkit to a fourth grade realistic fiction writing toolkit in forms ranging from sketchbooks to ARC notebooks and binders. Together, they’ve troubleshooted issues and shared ideas. Soon, teachers will start using their toolkits with students, and I can’t wait to hear about how it goes!

Here is this week’s roundup of literacy links for some quick inspiration, tips, and refreshment:

Literacy Links – Volume 18

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After weeks of organizing, brainstorming, and planning, some of the Reading Ambassadors will finally start revealing their projects. One group is surprising a class with a book cover door creation. Can you guess what book this is? Which Center classroom will be “bookmarked” (their trademark!) first?

Here is this week’s roundup of literacy links for some quick inspiration, tips, and refreshment: