Dr. Rozlyn Linder

This is the official blog of Dr. Roz Linder, an academic, K-12 Language Arts Specialist, former elementary school teacher, high school journalism teacher, and all-around rabble rouser. I am interested in how we equip students to compete in a global community that grows increasingly flatter every millisecond and the practical application of communication pedagogy and Common Core standards.Situated at the intersection of cultural, racial, social, and digital literacy, my blog is all about fostering and supporting the recognition that we don’t teach in your grandad’s America and being happy about that. Let's stop telling students what to think or believe, but prepare students to think critically and often.

Lucky Number 7: My Top Seven Common Core Resources

Lucky Number 7: My Top Seven Common Core Resources

I do a lot of professional development with schools across quite a few districts. I love being able to work face to face to help teachers make sense of the Common Core standards. The number one subject that I get follow-up emails and social media messages about are additional resources to learn more about instructional practices that support the rigor… Read more →

Pirates, Ahoy!: Creating Anchor Charts to Model Reading Standard 9

Pirates, Ahoy!: Creating Anchor Charts to Model Reading Standard 9

Working with reading standard 9 is a challenge for elementary school students. The goal of this standard is to learn how to gather information from more than one source to learn more about a topic. As with all good instruction, this requires think-aloud modeling and multiple modeling sessions. As I worked with a group of third graders this month, I… Read more →

Thinking About Main Idea: Anchor Chart

Thinking About Main Idea: Anchor Chart

Introducing this chart: While terms like main, big, or central make sense to teachers, these terms remain elusive and vague to many students. This fun chart just asks variations of the same question in different ways. When you use this with your students, you will find that they all will find one question that resonates with them. I always find… Read more →

Stepping up the Evidence! 3-8 Anchor Chart

Stepping up the Evidence! 3-8 Anchor Chart

This chart typically becomes a staple in the classrooms that I work with. This is the jumping off point to begin the discussion about close reading and the notion that reading is more than just decoding, it is about thinking. This supports the idea of comprehension and interaction with the text. Target Grade Levels: This chart works well for all… Read more →

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