Welcome back to the Heinemann Professional Development Professional Learning Community (PLC) series!
Each month, we'll share a post designed to provoke thinking and discussion through a simple framework, incorporating mini-collections of linked content into your professional development time.
This month, we are finding ways to break down the lofty goal of increasing book access into actionable steps.
This past year I engaged in an informal teacher-researcher project focused on an unrelenting question in my mind about the range of text complexity in elementary classroom libraries. (continue reading)
There is a power to series books, and they should have a prominent space in our bookrooms and classroom libraries. Here are a bunch of new ways to hook those series readers in your classroom! (continue reading)
The classroom library is the home of a class’ reading community. Like any remodeling project, it is best to make a plan that is real but achievable for the situation at hand. We always advise not to take on more than you can finish in the amount of time you have to do it. (continue reading)
We can all agree that in the life of a reader, the right book at the right time makes all the difference. But how do we know which book? What time is the right time? How do we assess both a reader’s growth and identity? How do we fit it all in? (continue reading)
As you make plans for a new year with your students, you might be thinking about your classroom library. How can you make your library more engaging for your students? What should you consider as you think about giving your classroom library a reboot? (continue reading)
While school libraries and bookrooms both house books to be shared and even may be located in the same physical space, in many schools they serve a different role for students and teachers. (continue reading)