#MELit Twitter Chat

Maine's Monthly Literacy Twitter Chat

Calling all "literacy" minded Mainers!

Co-hosts Susan Dee (@literacydocent) and Gigi McAllister (@GigiMcAreads) invite you to join us for Maine's monthly literacy Twitter Chat! #MELit is an hour of fast paced discussion and sharing of ideas around a specific topic. It's a great opportunity for connecting with other "literacy minded" people across our state...and beyond...from the comfort of your own home! Anyone interested in literacy, books, or teaching is welcome to join the conversation!

#MELit Twitter Chat

Sunday, Aug. 13th, 8-9pm

This is an online event.

Topic: Launching a Joyful Reading/Writing Community

Helpful Links

Twitter ~ If you don't have a Twitter account, now is a great time to sign up!

HootSuite ~ An alternative to TweetChat

Twubs ~ An alternative to TweetChat

TweetDeck ~Similar to HootSuite~ you decide which forum you prefer.

Educators Guide to Twitter ~ Just getting started? This guide is fantastic!


If you missed our previous Chats you can visit the archives by clicking on the links below:


April 2013: Engaging and motivating readers of all ages

May 2013: Ways to keep readers of all ages reading over the summer

June #MELit: Using technology to support and engage literacy learning

July #MELit: Ways to connect students with authors/illustrators

August #MELit: Building Reading Communities

September #MELit: Reading Aloud~Why, How, What

October #MELit: Using mentor texts to support writing instruction

November #MELit: Picture books for all readers

January #MELit: Setting Reading Goals and Resolutions

February #MELit: Conferring with Readers and Writers

March #MELit: Growing and Cultivating Engaging Libraries

April #MELit: Reading Celebrations~MELit's 1 Year Anniversary

June #MELit: Summer Reading/Writing Plans

July #MELit: Summer Grab Bag ~ Summer Reads and Professional Development

August 2014: Back to School Edition~Establishing Routines & Getting to Know Students

September 2014: Setting Reading and Writing Goals with Students

October 2014: Nonfiction Reading & Writing Instruction

November 2014: Promoting Student Choice Book Award Programs

December 2014: Gifting Our Favorites~Favorite Lessons, Ideas, and Books

January 2015: Rethinking Professional Development

February 2015: Children's/YA Book Awards Wrap Up

March 2015: Literacy Leadership: No Title Required

April 2015: Let's Celebrate! Graphic Novels and #MELit Chat's 2nd Anniversary

June 2015: Renewing & Refining Our Passions Over the Summer

July 2015: Best of 2015...so far

September 2015: Knowing Readers Beyond a Level

October 2015: Mock Caldecott & Newbery Programs-Tips, How-to's, and Resources

November 2015: Teachers as Writers

December 2015: Fostering Empathy Through Children's Literature

January 2016: ALA Youth Media Award Predictions

March 2016: The Research Process

April 2016: 3rd Anniversary: Celebrating Students' Reading & Writing Growth

May 2016: Using Argument & Debate in the Classroom

July 2016: Best Books of 2016 (So Far)

August 2016: Launching a Joyful Reading and Writing Community

September 2016: Digital Literacy

November 2016: Supporting Word Work & Vocabulary

December 2016: Our Favorite Things: Titles, Blogs, Resources

January 2017: ALA Youth Media Award Predictions

February 2017 : Fostering Strong Home/School Partnerships

April 2017: #MELit 4th Anniversary~Celebrating Student Voice through Student Choice State Book Lists