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2016 October Talking Points, v28.1

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Issue Theme: Critical Issues in Whole Language

Level(s): Elementary

ISBN/ISSN: 1522-6115


Issue Theme: Critical Issues in Whole Language

From the Editors
Sally Brown and Deborah MacPhee

Blogging about Books: How Choice in Modality Influences Upper Elementary Students’ Responses to Reading
Betsy Cease and Meg Wilmarth
Abstract: Classroom teachers Betsy Cease and Meg Wilmarth share a study investigating the use of a Kidblog as an option for fourth and fifth graders’ responses to literature.

When Interpretations of Assessment Data Collide
Mary Fahrenbruck
Abstract: Mary Fahrenbruck provides a detailed case study on the assessment of reading skills for Lily, a third grader.

Operationalizing Critical Digital Literacies: A Holistic Approach to Literacy Education in the Modern Age
Ah-Young Song
Abstract: Ah-Young Song offers many resources and strategies for engaging students with critical digital literacies.

Second School/Education as a Human Right
Rick Meyer
Abstract: Rick Meyer invites us to critically reflect on the past and future of our profession.

Classroom Voices
Abstract: This new feature section by Kathryn Mitchell Pierce and her colleagues includes interviews with educators, educators’ writings, student work samples, and photographs from classrooms.

WLU on the Move! President’s Message

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