Q & A Collections: Teaching Reading & Writing
I'll begin posting new questions and answers in late August, and during the summer will be sharing thematic posts bringing together responses on similar topics from the past three years. You can see those collections from the first year here.
I'm alternating those posts with interviews I'm doing with authors about their new education books. So far, I've interviewed:
Today's theme is on teaching reading and writing. Previous themes have been:
I'll be spending the summer organizing questions and answers for the next school year, and there is always room for more!
You can send questions to me at [email protected].When you send it in, let me know if I can use your real name if it's selected or if you'd prefer remaining anonymous and have a pseudonym in mind.
You can also contact me on Twitter at @Larryferlazzo.
Anyone whose question is selected for this weekly column can choose one free book from a variety of education publishers.
And, now, following an excerpt from one of those posts, here's a list of all my posts related to related to teaching reading and writing:
Educators Jeffrey Wilhelm and Michael Smith are co-authors of the new book, Reading Unbound.
Jason Flom shares his ideas, as do many readers. I also add an intriguing chart.
Educators Kristi Mraz, Marjorie Martinelli, Kathy Barclay and Cindi Rigsbee contribute their thoughts.
Donalyn Miller, Mark Barnes and Christopher Lehman contribute their responses.
Read educator/author Nancy Steineke ideas, as well as comments from many readers.
Dina Strasser and Ariel Sacks share their thoughts in this post.
In addition to sharing my own response, you'll find contributions from two other guests -- educators Donalyn Miller and Myron Dueck.
This post includes three joint commentaries from Nancy Frey and Douglas Fisher; Tammy Mulligan and Clare Landrigan; and Aaron Brock and Jody Passanisi.
Read responses from three educators: Wendi Pillars, Amy Benjamin, and Christopher Lehman.
This piece features commentaries from Amy Benjamin, Alice Mercer, and from many readers.
Heather Wolpert-Gawron, Kathy Glass, and Carol Jago share their ideas.
This post shares commentaries from educators Mary Tedrow, Ray Salazar and Tanya Baker.
Author/educators Penny Kittle and Carol Jago contribute their responses.
This post includes pieces from Jim Burke and David B. Cohen, as well as comments from readers.
Several educator/authors - Marilee Sprenger; Jane Hill and Kirsten Miller; and Maria Gonzalez - provide guest responses.
This post shares guest responses from three educators: Mary Tedrow, Doug Fisher and Nancy Frey.
Three educators -- Aimee Buckner, Carolyn Coman and Tanya Baker -- contribute their ideas here.
Educator and author Ralph Fletcher shares his ideas on how we can specifically help boys become stronger writers.
Author and teacher Barry Lane provides his perspective in this post.
Teachers Renee Moore and Ray Salazar share their contributions, and I add in my suggestions.
Stephen Krashen and Richard Allington share their ideas on helping students develop a love for reading.
Teacher/Authors Regie Routman, Laura Robb, and Kylene Beers contribute their thoughts in this installment of the reading series.
Nancie Atwell and Cris Tovani sent-in their responses for this post.
This post featured recommendations from Kelly Young (my mentor), Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey and Carol Jago.
Donalyn Miller, the "Book Whisperer," my colleague Dana Dusbiber, and several readers contributed here. I shared my own suggestions, too.
I hope you've found this summary useful and, again, keep those questions coming!