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.

Teaching Informational Text to Elementary Students? You Should Know Seymour Simon!

Teaching Informational Text to Elementary Students? You Should Know Seymour Simon!

Judy Blume. Beverly Cleary. Roald Dahl. Francine Pascal. Ann Martin. As a child,those five authors dominated my reading lists. I loved the imagery that Dahl used to create fantastical characters. Cleary and Blume both delighted me with their uncanny awareness of what I, as a child, thought and understood. Pascal enticed me into a world of tween drama. Ann Martin made me want… Read more →

A New School Year Awaits!

A New School Year Awaits!

  I hope everyone had a relaxing summer! I took a nice break from blogging to just enjoy life a bit and to develop and deliver new workshops. This summer I got a chance to work with hundreds of teachers! We did everything from deconstructing standards to analyzing formative assessment data. I had fun  working with teams of teachers to develop effective, engaging… Read more →