It began on Twitter.
That’s not a surprise.
It began on Twitter with an #ILA chat.
Also not a surprise as#ILA routinely has chats.
It was my first introduction.
So I researched her on the ILA page here.
We discussed the “Power and the Promise of Independent Reading.”
And then I met her again through work with the Book Love Foundation as she interviewed authors and helped with book selection.
Again, we worked online, at a distance.
In February of 2022, I had the privilege of seeing and hearing Julia in two powerful back to back in person sessions at #CCIRA22. What a joy! And so many new books to consider.
In the beginning . . .
Respect for a master librarian (and teacher) envisioning new possibilities, Julia E. Torres. Thank you for opening up new worlds!
And watch for her book from ISTE out this summer with co-author Valerie Tagoe,
How do you connect with literacy professionals? How do you strengthen and grow those connections?
Thank you, Two Writing Teachers, for this daily forum during the month of March.
Check out the writers and readers here.
#ILAchat: Prep Work
Yesterday, I introduced the ILA definition of Independent Reading and a Green IS and Red IS NOT table for you to consider. (Link)
- Study the definition: How does it match your beliefs?
- Read through the “WHY” in this Literacy Daily post from ILA:
3. Read the Literacy Leadership Brief: “Creating Passionate Readers through Independent Reading” (link)
4. Review the questions to begin thinking about your responses
5. Question 4 refers to Dr. Rudine Sims Bishop’s work and you can refresh your understanding here.
6. Follow @juliaerin80, @mrsjjee, and @DulceFlecha.
7. Participate in the #ILAchat!