Keeping up with current practices, research, and literature to actively and intentionally inform our practice is one of our responsibilities as literacy teachers and decision makers. This page consists of three blogs/articles, professional texts, and children’s books that I am currently reading and recommend for literacy educators and decision makers.
3 Blogs/Articles are updated at the end of every month.
3 Professional Texts are updated at the end of every other month.
3 Children’s Books are updated at the end of every month.
3 Blogs & Articles
31 Days IBPOC Series
from Tricia Ebarvia and Dr. Kim Parker
The Science of Reading Comprehension
from Dr. Nell K. Duke, Alessandra E. Ward, and Dr. P. David Pearson
The Science of Reading Progresses: Communicating Advances Beyond the Simple View of Reading
from Dr. Nell K. Duke and Dr. Kelly B. Cartwright
3 Professional Texts
Shifting the Balance: Six Ways to Bring the Science of Reading into the Balanced Literacy Classroom
by Dr. Jan Burkins and Kari Yates
En Comunidad: Lessons for Centering the Voices and Experiences of Bilingual Latinx Students
by Dr. Carla España and Dr. Luz Herrera
The Responsive Writing Teacher: A Hands-On Guide to Child-Centered, Equitable Instruction
by Melania Meehan and Kelsey Sorum
3 Children’s Books
Stamped (For Kids): Racism, Antiracism, and You
by Jason Reynolds and Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, adapted by Dr. Sonja Cherry-Paul,
illustrated by Rachelle Baker
Lupe Wong Won’t Dance
by Donna Barba Higuera
Eyes That Kiss in the Corners
by Joanna Ho, illustrated by Dung Ho