For your consideration: What do you feel are the most effective methods of encouraging and assessing student talk in the classroom? Are there ways that you have or plan to use student talk to connect to students' independent reading?
For your consideration: What are some print and digital writing models that you use successfully with your students?
For your consideration: What are some of your core values as a writing teacher?
For your consideration: What writing assignments/brainstorms/lists do you use with your students which seem to help them generate thoughtful and authentic writing?
For you consideration: What are some of your ideas for pairing fiction and nonfiction?
For your consideration: What parts of the "good news" and "bad news" resonated most for you? Explain.
Thank you for being a part of our summer professional reading book club. For each chapter of In the Best Interest of Students: Staying True to What Works in the ELA Classroom , I will create a post.