“Thank You, Teachers!”
There are two types of people I like to spend time listening to and talking with. First are teachers, particularly elementary school teachers, who have consistently been the most important influencers in my life. This started with my mother who was a public school teacher in Dedham, Massachusetts.
Teachers were […]
After we finished our Mock Newbery experience, my lunch book club needed a new direction. My students said they definitely wanted to continue the book club.
I liked having lunch book club because we all read the same book. […]
Kwame Alexander Named 2017 Summer Reading Champion for Nationwide Campaign
“Serving as Summer Reading Champion […]
“Bridging the Gap Between Middle Grade and Young Adult”
Making Friends With Billy Wong is a wonderful middle grade novel by Augusta Scattergood. The Mara Dyer novels by Michelle Hodkin make intriguing reading for young adults. But what about that elusive group in between—the kids who are too old for MG but not […]
Author Tracey Hecht on Creating Worlds, Researching Animals and Still Finding Time to Read
The Nocturnals Series Summary: The Nocturnals features three unlikely friends: Dawn, a serious fox, Tobin, a sweet pangolin and Bismark, the loud mouthed, pint sized sugar glider. The stories all play out […]
“Using a Book as a Stepping Stone to Exploration”
A good book serves as a stepping stone to further explorations. Before I wrote The Adima Chronicles, I spent many years teaching teachers how to use writing and technology to support their students’ learning across the curriculum. Here are two […]
How Do We Know What Someone Else Is Feeling?: Body Language, the Big Horse Book, and Imaginative Leaps in Bramble and Maggie
“Use your words,” kids are often told, when they’re melting down in tears or possibly hitting. Words are crucial so other people can understand what we’re feeling.
But what if the “person” […]
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