An Essential Resource for Literacy Teachers and Leaders

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This newsletter was started in 2018 to provide a streamlined way of accessing the content from the blog. Every week, readers receive a list of relevant blog posts, online articles, and what I’m currently reading. It’s a curation of what matters to me and maybe to you too.

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What do you get when you subscribe? Below are links to three original articles + videos published during the promotional month of October 2019.

Classroom Libraries: Who Owns the Reading?

Lead Learner: Principal as Action Researcher

Conferring with Readers and Writers: A Drive-Thru Assessment or a Sit Down Conversation?

About the Author

My name is Matt Renwick. I am a 20-year educator, currently serving as an elementary principal in Mineral Point, Wisconsin. Prior I was an administrator and classroom teacher in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. More importantly, I am a father to my son and a daughter and husband to Jodi (also a special education teacher).

My goal with Read by Example is an online resource that educators at every level can trust for accessing literacy knowledge and engaging in networking opportunities. If you have suggestions for improvement or if you have general questions about this site, please reach out.

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Reader Recommendations

Matt Renwick’s newsletter is rich with research support, specific ideas and insight into the WHY, WHAT and HOW of literacy. I HIGHLY recommend a subscription to all educators.

- Dr. Mary Howard, author of Good to Great Teaching: Focusing on the Literacy Work That Matters and RtI from All Sides: What Every Teacher Needs to Know

Read by Example is a great resource for teachers and literacy leaders.

- Clare Landrigan, co-author (with Tammy Mulligan) of Assessment in Perspective: Focusing on the Reader Behind the Numbers and It’s All About the Books: How to Create Bookrooms and Classroom Libraries That Inspire Readers

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