Chapters 9 & 10
Here are a few prompts to consider for these chapters. Please add any additional comments, connections, or reactions you have about this week's content.
Chapter 9: What are your thoughts about the time/space/status lenses suggested by Dr. Ernest Morrell (p. 108)? Do you think this would be a useful tool for self-reflection or collegial discussion?
Chapter 10: After reading this book, share how your beliefs about giving students book access have evolved.
Happy reading and posting!
7/28/2019 07:18:18 pm
I thought Dr. Morrell's temportal, spatial, and status lenses could be useful in relfecting on the rituals and routines of a language arts classroom, either as an individual teacher or a team.
8/1/2019 04:07:17 pm
I think Dr. Morrell's tool is a useful for self-reflection and discussions during PLCs. These questions can help teachers to reflect on whether or not they are prioritizing independent reading, promoting choice when selecting books, and providing students with an environment that creates spaces where reading and writing are encouraged. Consequently, they can adjust their practice to ensure that independent reading is a priority for students.
8/12/2019 12:55:14 pm
I agree with Carol and Meg's views on how Dr. Morrell's lenses can be useful tools for teacher reflection, whether individually or in teams. I think all teachers can benefit from taking a fresh look at the reading culture in their settings.
8/12/2019 02:05:53 pm
By reflecting on our literacy practices, we improve opportunities for children to see themselves as readers and writers in a community of learners. As a new school year is about to begin, I agree with Carol that by identifying ONE area needing more attention, teachers can maximize time for independent reading and demonstrate the lasting value of a reading life.
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