It is all about literacy. Visual, Auditory, Writing, Reading – the very foundation of what we can learn is connected to how we communicate, send and receive thoughts, feelings, and actions between each other.
Resources and Sites:
Kaylene Beers – coauthor of Notice and Note and Disrupting Thinking: Why how we read matters Blog is available here. Check out her post from the start of the 2017 school year, particularly focus on the section around racism and awareness. She links to this podcast – a very interesting listen. Kaylene also shares this link that helps you develop a more diverse and inclusive classroom library. Ask yourself if your students – all your students – can see themselves or their friends IN the books and stories you are asking them to read? Are there books that they can read that can help them better understand those who are different from them?
Online Books – We do have most Jr Sr High textbooks available in PDF form. One library of online books is the Tar Heel Reader.
Donalyn Miller – The Book Whisperer – maintains a blog, great book lists and other resources grades 4-5-6
Literacy for all – Developed by the Edmonton Regional Learning Consortia it provides a myriad of resources and links to other sites.
Penny Kittle is the author of Book Love and is coming out with a book co-written with Kelly Gallagher on Book Clubs. Penny’s site is here. Videos, articles, book lists galore grade and theme specific.