EP59: Do Comic Books Count as Reading?

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In Episode 59, Chey and Pav talk about Comic books – and how important they can potentially be in our reading programs! Chey and Pav welcome Dr. Frank Rudnesky, Educator and Disruptor from Southern New Jersey for their 3 Enlightened Minutes Segment. Check out Frank in all the following spaces: Twitter: @DrFrankRud Web: https://inspire-leadership.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrFrankRud Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drfrankrud/?hl=en ———————————————————– The … Read More

Strengthening Students’ Reading and Writing Stamina

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TL;DR: Giving students time to read and write independently is a classroom routine that encourages students to become readers and writers. A book review script that students can use to share video book recommendations with peers is included. When students share their writing with an authentic audience, it empowers them and builds classroom community. Having students set their own reading … Read More

Using Google Sheets to Promote Reading Engagement

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TL;DR: Using Google Sheets to log reading can promote reading engagement. Shifting our former practices can help us inspire lifelong readers. This post includes a link to an online interactive reading log. The use of technology is growing substantially in our society, thus in our classrooms.  I definitely see the value of doing some things the “old-fashioned” way, without the … Read More

Lose The Levels – Reconsidering Leveled Libraries

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In This Post: Leveled libraries in classrooms is a good idea taken way too far. The level system was created to match readers to texts that best met their reading levels. It has become a rigid system that hinders text choice. The level system is often applied to inappropriate instructional times. The text level-creators themselves – Fountas and Pinnell – … Read More