We live in a wonderfully diverse world. Our classrooms should reflect this diversity in what and how we teach as well as the resources we make available to our students. This celebration should be year round but there are occasions when we need to make a dilligent effort to celebrate specific groups. During Black History… Continue reading Celebrating Black Authors
Getting inventory You can of course buy them yourself but first… Start with your department or board (literacy consultants if you have them). Perhaps there is money earmarked for new books, or initiatives (equity or those for struggling readers). Talk to your principal or department head. I agreed to spearhead a research driven initiative to… Continue reading Finding Books for Your in Class Library
Setting students up for independent reading success can be difficult. It requires going beyond opening the book shelf and saying "and go." Finding a book (and even curating a list of books) they want to read can be difficult for a teen. For ways to find books for your students see the bottom of the… Continue reading 8 Strategies to Support Choice Reading in the Secondary Classroom
Have you included independent choice reading but notice students reading is lagging? Try creating competition between classes, semesters or years.