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Current topics in adolescent literacy
Ideas on literacy for high school educators
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Image - Technology is a Tool - V3 | This is an updated versi…

Image - Technology is a Tool - V3 | This is an updated versi… | Current topics in adolescent literacy | Scoop.it
This is an updated version of a popular image that I created several years ago. It designed to push people to think deliberately about the ways that they are using technology in schools.

It is licensed Creative Commons - Noncommercial - No Derivatives. That means you can use it for any noncommercial purpose without asking for my permission.

If you plan to use it in any commercial applications (in books that will be sold, in college classes that are charging tuition, in presentations that you are being paid to deliver), please reach out to me for permission.

My email address is: wferriter at outlook dot com.
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Shifting Control to Invite More Learning

Shifting Control to Invite More Learning | Current topics in adolescent literacy | Scoop.it
I admit to liking control. I won't go far as to say I'm a control freak, but I am freakishly close. As I age I realize I like more and more things in neat little rows, even my To-Do lists must be lined up perfectly, so I can make tiny check marks with my Precision…
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My Books |

My Books | | Current topics in adolescent literacy | Scoop.it
Being an author and helping educators around the world empower their students is a dream come true.  With three books published and a fourth on the way, I am thankful for the wisdom from my own students as we try to create better educational experiences around the world. Passionate Readers: The Art of Reaching and…
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Why Workshop? Because Kids Deserve It! –

Why Workshop? Because Kids Deserve It! – | Current topics in adolescent literacy | Scoop.it
When I first watched the Rita Pierson TED Talk titled Every Kid Needs a Champion, I found myself shouting, “Yes! This lady gets it!”  Our job is to help kids feel connected at school- to ensu…
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30 books you may be surprised to learn were challenged in Canada | CBC Books

30 books you may be surprised to learn were challenged in Canada | CBC Books | Current topics in adolescent literacy | Scoop.it
Freedom to Read Week, which takes place Feb. 25 to March 3, 2018, highlights the importance of free speech, free expression and how censorship affects us all.
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A Handy Infographic Featuring 28 Web Tools to Help Students Enhance Their Writing Skills

A Handy Infographic Featuring 28 Web Tools to Help Students Enhance Their Writing Skills | Current topics in adolescent literacy | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education
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The Bad Habits of Good Readers

The Bad Habits of Good Readers | Current topics in adolescent literacy | Scoop.it
Carol Jago, HMH author and program consultant, makes the case for the seemingly bad habits avid readers possess. 
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SAMR

SAMR | Current topics in adolescent literacy | Scoop.it
SAMR is a model designed to help educators infuse technology into teaching and learning. Popularized by Dr. Ruben Puentedura,  the  model supports and enables teachers to design, develop
Cathy Oresnik's insight:
Many SAMR resources to browse through
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Educational Leadership:Authentic Learning:Five Standards of Authentic Instruction

Educational Leadership:Authentic Learning:Five Standards of Authentic Instruction | Current topics in adolescent literacy | Scoop.it
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8 Tips for Teaching With Mentor Texts

8 Tips for Teaching With Mentor Texts | Current topics in adolescent literacy | Scoop.it
Using great writing as a model doesn’t come naturally to students—it’s a skill that needs to be taught.
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Bringing Authenticity to the Classroom

Bringing Authenticity to the Classroom | Current topics in adolescent literacy | Scoop.it
Edutopia blogger Andrew Miller examines a few of the ways to bring authenticity into your PBL classroom.
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Let’s Stop Pretending To Kill a Mockingbird Is Progressive on Race - NCTE

Let’s Stop Pretending To Kill a Mockingbird Is Progressive on Race - NCTE | Current topics in adolescent literacy | Scoop.it
This post written by member Julia Franks presents another view of teaching To Kill a Mockingbird from both last week’s …
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Empowerment and Time

Empowerment and Time | Current topics in adolescent literacy | Scoop.it
I didn't respond as well as I would have liked. You know that after-the-fact missed-it-moment we sometimes get when the wit and wisdom leaves us wordless? I had that. I was presenting on the topic of rigor in the workshop classroom at an ELA PD day in a district I've worked with quite a lot.…
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So You Don’t Think Workshop Works? 5 Reasons You are Wrong

So You Don’t Think Workshop Works? 5 Reasons You are Wrong | Current topics in adolescent literacy | Scoop.it
It doesn't take much to fire me up. Last month, I sat listening to Pernille Ripp speak at the TCTELA Conference in Galveston, TX. I'd just spent an hour walking along the beach and thinking about the presentation I would give in an hour. I'd subtitled it "Reimagining Literacy Through Secondary Readers-Writers Workshop." Pernille spoke…
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How to Confer Like a Ninja

How to Confer Like a Ninja | Current topics in adolescent literacy | Scoop.it
Conferring. We all know it is the true Special Sauce in the workshop classroom.  Without conferring, it's just Silent Sustained Reading, which ironically does little-to-nothing to actually SUSTAIN READERS. However, we also all know #teacherlife.  When we get into the thick of things, it's easy to lose our groove when it comes to consistently and…
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Resilience

Resilience | Current topics in adolescent literacy | Scoop.it
Science tells us that some children develop resilience, or the ability to overcome serious hardship, while others do not. Understanding why is crucial.
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Five Ways to Publicly Celebrate Student Reading

Five Ways to Publicly Celebrate Student Reading | Current topics in adolescent literacy | Scoop.it
Once our students start reading, start setting personalized goals, and start to develop healthy reading lives, it's important to acknowledge their progress. Big, culminating classroom celebrations are a fun way to do it, but there are also ways to celebrate that don't take a ton of precious class time, and can mark the smaller moments…
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Schools in Finland will no longer teach 'subjects'

Schools in Finland will no longer teach 'subjects' | Current topics in adolescent literacy | Scoop.it
For years, Finland has been the by-word for a successful education system, perched at the top of international league tables for literacy and numeracy. Only far eastern countries such as Singapore and China outperform the Nordic nation in the influential Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) rankings. Politicians and education experts from around the world – including the UK – have made pilgrimages to Helsinki in the hope of identifying and replicating the secret of its success.
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Open-Source Learning in Action

Open-Source Learning in Action | Current topics in adolescent literacy | Scoop.it
Using community mentors and project-based learning, this rural high school is opening up opportunities for its students.
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Authentic Learning Definition

Authentic Learning Definition | Current topics in adolescent literacy | Scoop.it
In education, the term authentic learning refers to a wide variety of educational and instructional techniques focused on connecting what students are taught in school to real-world issues, problems, and applications. The basic idea is that students are more likely to be interested in what they are learning, more motivated to learn new concepts and …
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