Literacy Links – Volume 26

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During conferences last week, I hosted literacy coach consultations. I gathered lots of resources, information, and peppermints to entice parents to visit and chat about supporting their readers and writers. I *loved* talking with families about great early chapter books, how to access audio books for free, and the value of graphic novels all night long. Can’t wait to do it again in the fall!

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

Literacy Links – Volume 25

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Waking up before sunrise to get a front row seat to hear Jason Reynolds at TCRWP’s Saturday Reunion was ABSOLUTELY worth it! What a keynote! Moving, enigmatic, funny, nostalgic, and POWERFUL. I couldn’t even take notes because I was so absorbed in his words. Words that I haven’t been able to stop thinking about since…wow.

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.

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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?

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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!

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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: