Q & A Collections: Teaching Reading & Writing
I'll begin posting new questions and answers in September, and during the summer will be sharing thematic posts bringing together responses on similar topics from the past four years. You can see all those collections from the first three years here.
Today's theme - the twelfth one in this summer series - is on Teaching Reading & Writing.
Previous updated thematic collections are:
You can see the list of Teaching Reading & Writing posts following this excerpt from one of them:
Christopher Lehman, Cris Tovani, Pernille Ripp, Jan Burkins and Kim Yaris contribute their thoughts.
Sonja Cherry-Paul, Dana Johansen, Stephanie Harvey, Julie Goldman, Diana Sisson and Betsy Sisson are the featured guests in this post.
Kimberly Carraway, Katherine S. McKnight, Harvey F. Silver, Amy Benjamin, Nancy Boyles, Rita Platt -- along with readers -- share their ideas.
Teaching Literature Through 'Choice' & 'Practice'
This post features responses from Regie Routman, Katherine S. McKnight and Michael W. Smith.
Several educators - Nancy Steineke, Sean McComb, Nancy Frey, Doug Fisher, Bill Himmele and Pérsida Himmele - provide responses here.
In this post, guest responses come from educators Cheryl B. Dobbertin, Ilse O'Brien, Katherine S. McKnight and Regie Routman.
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!