By Jazmin Cruz
On July 8, 2020, Kelly Gallagher hosted a webinar on narrative writing and how that looks like during online instruction. Although Gallagher's webinar is unavailable for viewing, this blog offers a recap of the resources shared by Gallagher and our learning community of in-service teachers, pre-service teachers, specialists, directors, researchers, and doctoral students.
Webinar Recap: Designing Academic Writing Assignments for all Students, All Environments, All Classrooms
By Jacob Steiss
On July 22nd, 2020, educator and teacher scholar, Jim Burke, shared timely wisdom as teachers prepared for unknown challenges in the upcoming school year. He framed his presentation within the context of teaching during a global pandemic and in remote settings, highlighting the need to be responsive to students’ interests and experiences when designing academic writing assignments.
Here, we share some of Burke’s insights that may be helpful to educators designing responsive, accessible, and standards-based writing activities for their students.
One paramount goal of literacy acquisition is to empower our students. But how can teachers invite students to critically think about what are they reading and what they write? In this blog, Dr. Kylene Beers' strategy of Notice & Note signposts will be introduced as a powerful strategy for students to become more aware of what to notice during reading and writing.