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2017 May Talking Points, v28.2

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Level(s): Elementary, Middle

ISBN/ISSN: 1522-6115


From the Editors
Deborah MacPhee and Sally Brown

Changing Attitudes and Engagement: Collaborative Retrospective Miscue Analysis with “Intervention” Middle Schoolers
Carol Gilles, Anna Osborn, and Danielle Johnson
Abstract: Carol Gilles, Anna Osborn, and Danielle Johnson teach collaborative retrospective miscue analysis to middle schoolers, which helped the students become more metacognitive and more confident in their reading.

Creating Multicultural and Global Text Sets: A Tool to Complement the CCSS Text Exemplars
Megan McCaffrey and Susan Corapi
Abstract: Meghan McCaffrey and Susan Corapi create text sets that celebrate varied cultural experiences and perspectives as a way of using literature to bring diverse voices to classrooms in their article on enhancing Common Core text exemplar lists.

“The Wind and the Leaves”: Informational Anchor Texts Influence Poetic Interpretations in Kindergarten
Stacy Loyd and Lindsey Moses
Abstract: In this study by Stacy Loyd and Lindsey Moses, kindergartners were able to draw on content knowledge gained through an informational anchor text to interpret a poem above their reading level, developing both as readers and as scientists as a result.

Classroom Voices
Abstract: This issue’s Classroom Voices column includes a look at some independent fifth- and sixth-grade readers and also profiles renowned whole language educator Debbie Manning.

WLU on the Move! President’s Message and Board News
Abstract: President Caryl Crowell’s message and news of interest to WLU members.

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