I’ll be sharing “Yes You Do Have Time to Read” with my Children’s and Adolescent Lit students next semester.
If you like Maurice Sendak’s picture books, you’ll enjoy the Re-Sendakify Sendak project at Fuse #8.
To Make a Prairie has a thoughtful post about the hidden (and not-so-hidden) messages about reading, literature, and interpretation that we send students with the units we develop about literature, the questions we ask, the tests we give. My mind is still reeling at the absurdity of a 211-page unit on a 20-page short story. Good grief!
You’ll never be without a reading plan if you bookmark YA Reading List, which features a different YA Reading List for every day of the year.
Interesting piece on the short story by Sarah Hall.
Lea Kelley shares how she grades writing.
I loved some of the suggestions in this post of 15 Creative & Respectful Ways to Quiet a Class. It’s an elementary-focused list, but I would totally use imaginary sprinkles in a high school classroom. Heck, I’d use it in college!
Cathy Does does the math and discovers that she worked 72 hours last week!
This post explains why teachers need to be on Educlipper (Pinterest for educators, as I understand it.)
I always enjoy Rohan Maitzen’s reflections on her literature courses.
NaNoWriMo is fast approaching. Check out this Storify of a twitter chat on #NaNoPrep.
And a bonus recipe: I am pretty committed to my morning bowl of oatmeal with bananas and chocolate chips, but this Pumpkin Pie Spice Oatmeal looks awfully good.