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2012 May Talking Points, v23.2

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Talking Points
Volume 23, Number 2, May 2012
Issue Theme: Supporting Teachers, Students, and Families

Level(s): Elementary

ISBN/ISSN: 1522-6115


Talking Points
Volume 23, Number 2, May 2012
Issue Theme: Supporting Teachers, Students, and Families

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From the Editors: Supporting Teachers, Students, and Families

Carol Gilles and Katie Van Sluys

Remembering Jennifer Wilson
Abstract: Friends, colleagues, and students remember Jennifer Wilson and provide information about scholarships established in her honor.

Empowering Children as Critics and Composers of Multimodal Texts
Phyllis Whitin and David Whitin
Abstract: Phyllis and David Whitin’s work with fifth graders demonstrates what can happen when teachers support students as they investigate the texts that surround them every day.

Teaching Andrew: My Journey of Discovery into the World of Autism
Eileen Baland
Abstract: Eileen Baland puts the person before the label, as she recounts meeting and interacting with Andrew, a student with autism.

How to Kill a Chicken: Valuing Local Knowledge in a Second-Grade ESL/Sheltered Classroom
Jessica Kerley Gaeckle
Abstract: Gaeckle reminds us that support may be as simple as valuing our students’ life experiences.

Nurturing the Writer Within: Meaning-Making and Self-Reflexivity through Found Poetry
Heather Statz
Abstract: Heather Statz shows how creating found poetry can help high school students think more deeply about their world.

Talking TAWL
David P. Schultz, editor
Abstract: Members of the various TAWL groups update us on their activities and support for teachers.

Professional Book Talks: Supporting Students, Teachers, and Families
Abstract: Books discussed this issue encourage us to collaborate with our students to help them build literate lives.

WLU on the Move!
Abstract: WLU President Rick Meyer invites us to participate in the upcoming Summer Institute. There is also WLU news of interest to members.


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