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Fresh Literature That Widens Readers’ Horizons

Back to school is the most wonderful time of the year! Educators are busy planning class goals for the year, setting norms and expectations for classroom device use, and supporting families with at-home tips and conversation starters.

Nobody reads to practice their reading skills. We read because there is something on the page or screen that we need. Reading, discussing, and writing about culturally responsive literature invites students to reflect upon their circumstances and the circumstances of others. It helps them develop the inner strength needed to be resilient in a world full of so much uncertainty. Carol Jago offers viewers texts and tasks designed to engage students in the kind of conversations that just might move us all towards a better tomorrow. In this edWebinar, you will garner ideas for:

  • Engaging students in reading that matters to them
  • Finding compelling contemporary texts from a broad range of authors
  • Putting fresh literature in conversation with the classics
  • Supporting readers as they explore unfamiliar texts
  • Book recommendations for the 2022–2023 school year

This recorded edWebinar is of interest to middle and high school teachers, librarians, school and district leaders, ELA curriculum coordinators and CAOs.