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The Right Idea When You Need It
We understand the pressures to reach a variety of learning needs and not enough time to do it. You want resources, but too many can be overwhelming. We organize our comprehensive resource library so it is easy to access practical ideas to tailor literacy instruction for your students.
Each week several new features are published and added to the multimedia library of more than 5000 articles, videos and courses about essential literacy practices.
There are more than 150 teachers and literacy leaders who contribute to the library. Most carry full-time contracts with schools.
Our content features diverse student populations and teaching situations from around the globe.
We have been publishing the best literacy practices since 2006 and continue to add to the library 48 weeks of the year.
Meet Some Contributors
Our contributors are in-the-field educators and generously share their best ideas and current discoveries about how to empower students to grow as readers and writers.
Matt is an elementary principal in Wisconsin. He is the author of Reading By Example (Substack), Digital Portfolios in the Classroom (ASCD), 5 Myths About Classroom Technology (ASCD), and the forthcoming Leading Like a Coach (Corwin).
Stephanie is a literacy teacher educator at the University of Albany in New York. She is the author of Leading Literate Lives (Heinemann) and Literacy Coaching: Transforming Teaching and Learning with Digital Tools and Technology (Heinemann).
Franki is a thought leader in literacy and a past president of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). She has co-authored numerous publications and books including Beyond Leveled Books (Stenhouse), Still Learning to Read (Stenhouse), Day-to-Day Assessment in Reading Workshop (Scholastic), and Digital Reading: What’s Essential? (NCTE).
Jen is an elementary principal for Dublin City Schools in Ohio. She is the author of numerous publications and two books: You’re the Principal! Now What? Strategies and Solutions for New School Leaders (ASCD) and The Principal ReBoot: 8 Ways to Revitalize Your School Leadership (ASCD).
Tammy teaches first grade on an airfare base in Massachusetts. She co-authored It’s All About the Books (Heinemann) and Assessment in Perspective (Stenhouse).
Clare is a staff developer based in Boston and is still a teacher at heart. She is on the board of The Book Love Foundation, and co-authored It’s All About the Books (Heinemann) and Assessment in Perspective (Stenhouse).
Ruth is a director of a professional development consortium of more than 30 schools in northern Indiana, as well as the editor of Choice Literacy. She is the author of Enticing Hard-to-Reach Writers (Stenhouse), Celebrating Writers (Stenhouse), and Day by Day: 180 Days of Reflective Practice for Writing Workshop (Stenhouse).
Melanie is the Elementary Writing and Social Studies Coordinator in Connecticut. She wrote The Responsive Writing Teacher (Corwin), and Every Child Can Write (Corwin).
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Educators want to stay fresh with literacy instruction, but are so busy with students they don’t always have the time. Choice literacy publishes and delivers the best K-12 literacy practices so that educators can empower their students as readers and writers.
At Choice Literacy we know that you want to be an educator who makes students’ lives better through literacy. In order to do that, you need access to comprehensive literacy resources delivered in a way that you will actually use. The problem is it’s hard to have time to prepare meaningful literacy instruction to meet the diverse needs of your students which makes you feel overwhelmed. We believe it’s plain wrong to turn to tricks and scripts for literacy instruction.
With over 150 in-the-field contributors, we understand the pressure to reach a variety of needs and not enough time to do it. This is why we hold true to workshop tenets like choice and ownership and share practical ways to plan and deliver literacy instruction straight to the point of student need.
Here’s how to do it:
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3. Engage students as readers and writers.
So, become a Choice Literacy member. In the meantime, join our free course. You can stop grasping for unsatisfying activities and instead be confident that you are growing students as readers and writers with choice in literacy.
Empower Choice in Literacy with a Free Course.
Seven Choice Literacy contributors share ways to empower choice even in uncertain times like the 2020-2021 school year. We know choice is the heart of empowering readers and writers. Enjoy this roundup of K-12 literacy practices to hold true to your roots of choice, even in the midst of chaos.