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Summer Reading Launch Units
I created end-of-year reading units to launch summer reading. The goal of each unit, one for primary grades and the other for intermediate, is to set up students on a path to do their best summer reading and included a summer reading info session for families and personalized follow-up over the summer.
Digitial Bitmoji Library PD
Possibly the most fun PD I’ve ever led!
Online Book Club Resources
When I first learned we might be starting quaranteaching, I immediately suggested online book clubs. Later, I gathered my favorite online book club resources to my faux Padlet.
Vocabulary instruction is my new mission in Longmeadow, so I created this example of how to do vocabulary instruction remotely.
“History in the Making” Journals
I first heard about pandemic journals on Twitter, and I knew right away that I wanted as many students as possible to experience them, so I created this PD for my staff.
Reading Marathons are a fun way to teach and support stamina.
Writing Clinics 2019-2020
As one of my TeachPoint goals, I hosted a Writing Clinic about once a month for teachers at my school. Each clinic had a different focus, and every session was a “make and take” so that teachers left with a tool or resource they could use the very next day. I *loved* these clinics. I’m already planning next year’s clinics with a totally new theme.
HQTS: Making Literacy Toolkits
My first High Quality Teacher Share (HQTS) in Longmeadow was Making Literacy Toolkits. Every session ran like a workshop, where I did a brief minilesson on the kind of tool they could make or shared resource they could lean on, and the rest of the session was their tinker time. Info from every session was shared on this Padlet.