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Read It Forward with the WSRA Leadership Group

The WSRA Leadership Group (Board of Directors, WSRA Committees, and Local Council Leaders) will read, discuss, and pass the text on to others.  WSRA... providing leadership, advocacy, and expertise through Read It Forward!

Below is the list of the four texts:

  • Accessible Assessment by Michael Ford
  • Assessment in Perspective: Focusing on the Reader Beyond the Numbers by Clare Landrigan and Tammy Mulligan
  • Embedding Formative Assessment: Practical Techniques for K-12 Classrooms by Dylan Wiliam and Siobhan Leahy
  • Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck

Exploring Literacy and Learning
Through the Eyes of the Whole Child


Promotes starting with questions
Can happen any time, all of the time
Is about creating
Is about deep explorations
Is about exploring passions and interests
Is non-linear
Is often social
Is about making connections

References for the 4C's pages in the 2018 Convention Program
  1. Provide literacy resources for your own professional learning
  2. Help you to plan the 2018 sessions to attend.  
  • Johnston, P. H. (2004). Choice words: How our language affects children's learning. Portland, ME: Stenhouse Publishing. [This article is printed (in part) with the Constructivist Classrooms strand chart on page 7 of the 2018 convention program.]
  • Miller, D. (2009). The book whisperer: Awaking the inner reader in every child. San Francisco, CA: John Wiley & Sons. [This article is printed (in part) with the Creativity & Cognition strand chart on page 6 of the 2018 convention program.]
  • Serafini, F. (2001). The reading workshop: Creating space for readers. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann. [This article is printed (in part) with the Culture of Caring strand chart of page 5 of the 2018 convention program.]
  • Zemelman, S., Daniels, H., & Hyde, A. (2012). Best practice: Bringing standards to life in America's classrooms (4th Ed.). Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann. [This article is printed (in part) with the Collaborative Communities strand chart on page 8 of the 2018 convention program.]
The WSRA Book Sales booth at #WSRA18 will offer professional books (with the exception of texts published by Heinemann and Stenhouse) for sale recommended by some of the 2018 convention presenters.  Please check for the above-listed texts at the Maris Heinemann booth and at the Stenhouse booth in the Exhibit Hall. 
Collaborative Communities engage teachers and learners in creative problem solving, innovative thinking, and authentic engagement for vision, hope, and opportunities for change. 
Constructivist Classrooms encourage teachers and learners to draw from their funds of knowledge, intelligences, and life experiences to engage in purposeful activities and negotiate meaning-making.
Creativity and Cognition challenges teachers and learners to dig into brain-stimulating activities with imagination, curiosity, and artistic expression. A Culture of Caring facilitates a climate of belonging through intentional integration of empathy, human touch, and the compassion that teachers and learners both need and desire.

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