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This episode is part of a series of special shows for winter break 2017! In each episode, we will help you figure what to do with those book store gift cards by sharing some titles you may want to add to your classroom library. Today Penny talks with Tricia Ebarvia!
Season 2 Ep 7 Show notes
Tricia Ebarvia teaches at Conestoga High School outside Philadelphia, PA. From her Heinemann Fellow bio: Tricia has spent the last 15 years as a classroom educator with a student-driven approach to teaching reading and writing. Through her career, Tricia has applied the philosophy of the teacher-as-researcher while applying best practices to “cultivate independent learners” through independent reading and student choice. “For better or worse, “well enough” doesn’t satisfy me. I approach each school year, each course, each unit with fresh eyes.”
Here are her book recommendations…
When Dimple Met Rishi, by Sandhya Menon
Crazy Rich Asians, by Kevin Kwan
The Paper Menagerie, by Ken Liu
The story “The Paper Menagerie” was also featured on an episode of LeVar Burton Reads.
Also, Penny talked about Reimagining Writing Assessment: from Scales to Stories, by Maja Wilson.
At the end of this special series, a list of all the suggested titles will be sent to everybody on the Teacher Learning Sessions email list. If you are not yet on the list, you can go to Teacher Learning Sessions.com and sign up there. It is quick and easy, and you will receive that list directly to your inbox. If you already are on the list, thank you!
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