Colorado Reading Journal
SONGS & POETRY
Navigating the Current Testing Obsession: Looking for Icebergs
, Michael P. Ford
INSTRUCTIONAL IDEAS TO SUPPORT DIVERSE LEARNERS
Sharks, Trains, Ducks, Rabbits, and Grumpy Feelings: Using Author Studies to Inspire Young Writers
, Chris DeSimone and Emily Kielmeyer
CHILDREN'S AND YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE IN THE CLASSROOM
A Newbery Partnership – Two Perspectives
, Susie Isaac and Elizabeth Poe
DIGITAL LITERACIES AND INNOVATIVE CLASSROOM PRACTICES
Where Can Storytelling Take You? Student-Created, Digital, Multimodal Compositions
, Mia Kim Williams
EFFECTIVE WRITING INSTRUCTION
Cyberbullying PSAs and Digital Mentor Texts
, Jen Maley and Charles Luce
Reclaiming Assessment for Teachers: An Interview With Peter Johnston
James Erekson and Roland Schendel
There are teachers whose vision sharpens with every new "solution"
proposed and each mandate passed. These people stay focused on
the big picture, using their vision to make sense of the details.
Behind the Aldo Zelnick Colorado Comic Novel Series: A Profile of Author/Illustrator Team Karla Oceanak and Kendra Spanjer
Goold introduces us to the series of books surrounding the adventures of a
chubby, curly-headed protagonist Aldo Zelnick (an "athletically-challenged,"
artistic 10-year-old who'd rather fill his sketchbooks with cartoons and eat
bacon than embark on more stereotypical outdoor Colorado adventures with
his diverse group of friends and relatives) written for elementary-age readers.
Historical Fiction: How Hard Could It Be to Understand?
The author discovers, through literature circles and group reading,
how well students actually understand and interpret historical
fiction. Then she provides suggestions for teacher scaffolding to
help students fully comprehend the richness of this genre.
Electronic Readers and the Diverse Learner: Happily Ever After?
Research suggests incorporating technology in the classroom
to improve reading skills. E-readers may be used in a variety
of ways to engage diverse learners in elementary classrooms.
Read, Sketch, Review, and Rate
Christine DeSimone and Suzette Youngs
Best Digital Storytelling and Photo Manipulation Apps for Education
Mia Kim Williams, Catherine Otieno, Lindsey Schulz, and Xin Wang