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Melissa Brooks-Yip
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Using our literacies to make a difference in 2017!
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Dr. Troy Hicks presents to middle and high school teachers In our networked world, the research writing process that we once learned has...
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Happy Holidays to SOEL and IDLL!

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December
Holiday Gift Guide: Build a Children's Book Library in Every Room!   From Scholastic Blog Share with parents the importance of books in the home!   Scholastic Reading Club editors  created a “top book picks” list for every room in the home and every age gro...
Holiday Gift Guide: Build a Children's Book Library in Every Room! From Scholastic Blog Share with parents the importance of books in the home! Scholastic Reading Club editors created a “top book picks” list for every...
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October
Upcoming Professional Learning for October and November
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Presented by the IDLL (Inquiry into Disciplinary Literacy and Learning) Network We now understand the importance of disciplinary...
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Presented by the Study of Early Literacy (SOEL) Network! Co-Author Lynne Geronemus Bigleman joins us for a workshop on her book No More...
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January 2017
2017- A Year to Use Our Literacies to Make a Positive Difference!   Our reading, writing, speaking, listening and thinking skills are used to make sense of our everyday world.  How can we use them as thoughtful educators in today's classroom? How can we tea...
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November
Engaging and Motivating Readers!   In No More Reading for Junk: Best Practices for Motivating Readers , Marinak and Gambrell point out the research against  extrinsic rewards for reading, such as tokens or food.    Reading rewards should be related to readi...
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September
K-12 Digital Resources for Text Check out CommonLit for texts for upper level students.  Users can search by Lexile, grade level, genre, and theme. There are also paired texts and each passage includes text-dependent questions.  Another wonderful free resou...
K-12 Digital Resources for Text Check out CommonLit for texts for upper level students. Users can search by Lexile, grade level, genre, and theme. There are also paired texts and each passage includes text-dependent questio...
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Coordinator of Instruction for Literacy
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Hello!  I'm a lifelong learner and educator and believe in supporting teachers in that goal as well.  I’ve taught 8th and 9th grade English Language Arts for eight years, and served as department chair for three of those years. At MSU, I’ve taught English methods and adolescent literacy courses to teacher candidates, and served as a field instructor for teacher interns. As a Red Cedar Writing Project Fellow, I have conducted and published research in the areas of struggling readers, struggling writers, and parental involvement in student writing. After serving as a K-12 Literacy Consultant for a public school district, I now serve as the Coordinator of Instruction for an educational service agency supporting 14 school districts. I help to create teacher leaders by supporting and forming networks for ongoing professional development.
Education
  • Michigan State University
    Educational Technology, 2011 - 2014
    Master of Arts- MAET
  • Michigan State University
    Curriculum and Teaching, 2001 - 2003
    MACT- focus on literacy
  • Michigan State University
    Psychology, 1994 - 1998
    BA
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Coordinator of Instruction for Literacy
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Literacy instruction professional development and support (disciplinary literacy, digital, workshop, integration), teacher networks, ed tech
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