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Weekly Chat, 2019-20

This was an active Twitter chat about English Language Arts topics that involved a wide array of participants. You’ll find archives of most of the chats on Wakelet.

It fizzled out Because Pandemic. Maybe we should find a way to being it back. Suggestions welcome, below.

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Care to host a chat, or suggest a fantastic chat topic? Use this form to make suggestions or offer your services.

Chat Archive

March 25th: Checking in: Distance Learning Learnings. View the archive here.

March 18th: Distance Learning in ELA, a community chat. View the archive here.

March 11th: Early Childhood: Preparing Our Littlest Learners for Reading, hosted by Scott Dieter and Salley King Edwards.

March 4th: In Praise of Text Sets, hosted by Abby Boruff and Karen Carpenter. View this chat on Wakelet.

February 26th: Resource-O-Rama, finding great professional learning resources, hosted by Kristina Livingston and Jean Hesson. View this chat on Wakelet.

February 19th: Equity in ELA, hosted by Yvette Blue and Rachel Browder. View this chat on Wakelet.

February 12th: Knowledge, Not Skills: Teaching a Novel in Secondary ELA, hosted by Jasmine Lane and Matthew Ryan.

February 5th: Lessons With Read Alouds At The Heart, hosted by Katie McGhee and Casey Jergens.

January 29th: What principals need to know about the national reading conversation. Hosted by Kathleen Chaucer and Bethany Hill. View this chat on Wakelet.

January 22nd: Taking the leap of faith in dropping test prep units, hosted by Colleen Stearns and Mark Anderson. View this chat on Wakelet.

January 15th: Putting great texts at the center of instruction: how do we teach truly literacy-rich lessons? Hosted by Kyair Butts & Jon Gustafson. View this chat on Wakelet.

January 8th: How does knowledge-rich curriculum affect quality writing? Hosted by Katie Scotti & Josh Lemere. View this chat on Wakelet.

December 18th: Knowledge-building in K–2: Is it too early for knowledge-rich topics? Hosted by Lize Bailey & Callie Lowenstein

December 11th: Our National Moment of Professional Learning: What’s the best way to bring new educators to this conversation? How do you share research with your PLN? Hosted by Margaret Goldberg (of Right2Read Project) & Jared Myracle. View this chat on Wakelet.

December 4th: The Fuss About Teacher Prep: Why are teachers saying they were unprepared to teach reading? Hosted by Abby Boruff & Scott Geisler. View this chat on Wakelet.

November 20th: Understanding the Simple View of Reading, hosted by Tiffany Peltier & Ernesto Ortiz. View this chat on Wakelet.

November 13th: The Issues With Leveled Reading Groups, hosted by Joy Cantey & Melissa Loftus (of the Baltimore Literacy Podcast). View this chat on Wakelet.

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