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Saturday, April 20, 2013

Here are some great resources for teachers using the literacy workshop format. Enjoy! courtesy of Choice Literacy that can be found online!

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In this feature from the Choice Literacy archives, Aimee Buckner considers the balance of Writers, Choice, and Independence in her writing workshop:
Lester Laminack shares some of his favorite books for helping students make good choices when dealing with bullies in this podcast from the archives:
Teachers are always reading and loving what they read, right? Donalyn Miller (aka "The Book Whisperer") explodes that myth with her latest blog post Guilt Trip: Accepting My Reading Slump:
Two of our favorite rites of spring, National Poetry Month and the start of the baseball season, come together in these poems about baseball from the Poetry Foundation:

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Monday, April 15, 2013

Here are some great articles on how to use audiobooks in literacy instruction - courtesy of Choice Literacy

Shari Frost gives examples of how teachers use recorded texts to reach students in creative ways. More Than Listening Centers: Using Audiobooks in Literacy Instruction is from the Choice Literacy archives:
If you enjoy Mem Fox's children's books, hearing her read them aloud is a real treat. She has recorded many favorites at her website:

Storynory is a terrific source for recorded books online, geared to children ages 8-11:

You'll see yourself in Sarah Brown Wessling's poignant and funny Confessions of a
Real Teacher. It's a wonderful reminder that teachers aren't superhuman -- and we wouldn't want to be:  

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