Travis Jonker invited some Caldecott winners to share their favorite snacks. It’s worth clicking over just for the conversation between Jon Klassen and Mac Barnett.
Daniel Jose Older argues that “books are where we learn whose lives matter enough to read about and notes that only 5% of children’s books published in 2014 feature black characters.
I realize that one of the reasons book talks sometimes fizzle in my classroom is because I get bored with the structure and routine. Three Teachers Talk shares 6 Ways to Stir Up Your Daily Book Talk.
A post many teachers may need today is Compass Point’s Talking with Children about Tragic Events and Loss.
In case your TBR list isn’t long enough, check out the Book Blogger Top Picks of 2015.
I loved this article about cross-country high school runners at Hopi High School in Arizona: they’ve won 25 state championships in a row!
All of Beth Shaum’s 8th-graders are writing novels for NaNoWriMo=amazing!
I don’t know any teacher who reflects more thoughtfully, deeply, honestly, and meaningfully than Jess Lifshitz. I know my pre-service teachers are going to need her post about Teaching from the Dark Place.
Tara Smith got me thinking about how I might use writer’s notebooks to inspire more informational writing in my Composition classes.
My favorite post this week was Carrie Gelson’s honest reflections on getting off course and righting the vessel again, thanks, among other things, to the incredibly gracious Marla Frazee. Here’s to being skilly!