Because my goal with B10 Loves Books is to share really practical ways of applying formal research, here is a growing collection of the resources I use to translate literacy theory into best practice.  As teachers, we don’t always have time to read all the recent publications and figure out how to modify it for our students, so this is my effort to help you out.  I appreciate you supporting my effort in return.

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Articles of the Week:

  1. AoW — Teaching Muslim world about freedom
  2. AoW — The quietly heroic life of Ambassador Chris Stevens
  3. AoW — Middle schools add a team rule: get a drug test
  4. AoW — Banned Book Week highlights free speech issues
  5. AoW — The writing is on the wall (created by Dave Stuart)
  6. AoW — If young people could vote, what would change?
  7. AoW — Did big labor kill the Twinkie? (created by Dave Stuart)
  8. AoW — The world’s silliest territorial dispute
  9. AoW — Everything you need to know about 3-D printing
  10. AoW — Gun debate should be about facts, not fantasy
  11. Infographics of the Week — Costs & benefits of college in America
  12. AoW — The secret of Finland’s stellar schools
  13. AoW — Is the US still a land of opportunity?
  14. AoW — Politicians are cashing in on the government shutdown
  15. AoW — Why parents should let their kids play dangerous sports
  16. AoW — Smart strategies that help students learn how to learn
  17. AoW — Miss America and social media’s ignorant bigotry
  18. AoW — Eating Food that’s Better for You, Organic or Not (created by Heidi Bonnema)
  19. AoW  — Ukraine’s fraught relationship with Russia: A brief history
  20. AoW  — 10 things you need to know today:April 20, 2014

All of the Articles of the Week are open according to the Google Sharing Settings; however, here’s a helpful video from Dave Stuart about how to access AoWs with ease.

8 thoughts on “Resources

  1. Thanks for all of the great resources so far. I would love to hear about some of the books that “sell” the most in your library. Especially books that are high content but for lower readers.

    • Thanks so much, Julia! Some of my all-star, high-interest books for developing readers are Jumping Off Swings by Jo Knowles, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie, Unwind by Neal Shusterman, and anything in the Swim the Fly series by Don Calame.

      Often I find that –it’s like Donalyn Miller says –they will read the books that we bless, so those titles that are book-talked are the ones that kids are reading.

      I appreciate you getting the conversation going, and I’d love to hear what some of the “gateway” books are in your classroom.

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    • Thanks, Sarah! I’m excited to check out all of your recommendations too. Now just where can I find that blog of yours in order to keep up on all that you’re doing in the classroom?? 😉

  3. Hi Erica! I love your blog and all of your great ideas. I have a question about the Word Chunk Study Pack. Do you include sample assessment or suggestions for how to structure assessments?

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