Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Since spending time with classroom teachers within the last 6 months in our Teacher Picture Book Club, we have been finding that teachers are continually looking for quality books that relate to their content area teaching. They are looking to expand their lists of appropriate and helpful books related to themes that fit into their curricula. This site is a good place to find these lists and recommendations for quality literature. I highly recommend it.
Friday, January 7, 2011
I'm thinking about using this book with my cohort group that is comprised of all urban teachers, as the focus seems to fit with some of the issues we've discussed and lamented about. I've shared this idea with the group and we'll see what they think. It has gotten high reviews. I'm curious as to how the teachers will view this book. It's on the top of my list to read.
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
I haven't followed her blog lately, but used to love reading about her work as a children's author and illustrator and loved reading her blog entries to trips to China. Her current blog is Grace Notes. Glad I was reunited again with Grace Lin (and other Blue Rose Girls) at their blog today.
Monday, October 25, 2010
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
See this year's winners at the 2010 awards page. I will be checking out these books and past winners to catch up on this important, empowering genre of literature for children.
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Today is National Keep a Poem in Your Pocket Day, a part of National Poetry month. It was started in 2002 in New York City and has gone national.
To celebrate, I am sharing a favorite poem by a favorite children's author, Jean Little, from her book, Hey World, Here I Am! published in 1986.
Afternoon in March
Oh, it was like a bird flying,
ReadWriteThink is a website created by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) and the International Reading Association (IRA) that contains lesson plans developed by teachers to help other teachers, as well as many other professional resources related to literacy. They have a link for celebrating National Keep A Poem In Your Pocket Day with students that includes lessons related to this event and poetry in general for teaching children in grades 1-12.
Poets.org also has a link on it's website to help celebrate this poetic day.