Welcome the PLC Series April Round Up! This month, we reflected upon building lifelong literacy habits for all, from honoring the work of our smallest readers to our reflecting on our own practices as adults.
Linda Rief is always teaching. She has inspired thousands to lead students on a journey to becoming lifelong readers and writers. In her book Read Write Teach, Linda offers the what, how, and why of a year’s worth of reading and writing for middle and high school students with a comprehensive and flexible framework. The title, Read Write Teach means a lot to Linda. She says it reflects how much her students teach her everyday.
Writing and reading are about using our imaginations, our understandings, our questions, and creativity, our feelings, our humanity to work through our thinking about ourselves, about others about the world in which we live. Surely this is crucial enough to merit our attention. –Linda Rief
The Writers-Readers Notebook (WRN) a place where students are allowed the time, choice, and practice of using writing to make sense of the world and their place in it. More than an academic journal documenting learning—yet not a diary—the WRN serves a range of purposes for both the students and the teachers.
It is day two of the 9th annual Boothbay Literacy Retreat, and the first full day of sessions with guests Linda Rief, Penny Kittle, Chris Crutcher, and Kwame Alexander, hosted by Kylene Beers and Bob Probst. Follow along with live updates below, or follow @HeinemannPub, @HeinemannPD, and search the hashtag #BBLit16 on Twitter.
Follow along via Twitter and the Heinemann blog of Heinemann’s 8th Annual Boothbay Literacy Retreat led by authors Kylene Beers and Bob Probst. Each year, educators from across the country travel to Boothbay to work with colleagues and literacy experts on issues of reading and writing. During the week, days start early and end late as we work in small and large learning communities, focusing on critical questions. See below for tweets from day four of the event. We’re using the hashtag: #bblit15.
Kylene and Bob will be hosting a Pacific Coast Literacy Institute this August. The event will take place in San Diego, California. More information here.
SEE THE TWEETS FROM DAY FIVE BELOW: