One of the highlights of NCTE every year for me is reading Dr. Z’s daily learning blogs and summary takeaways at The Paper Graders, and she’s outdone herself this year. Set aside some time, grab some coffee, and learn with Dr. Z!
I also liked Kevin English’s Ten Quotes Worth Considering from NCTE.
If you haven’t read Donalyn Miller’s The House That Reading Built, you need to click through and read immediately.
I’m bookmarking Kathleen Sokolowski’s reading autobiography of Books That Built a Writing Teacher as a mentor text for me and my students. (And I’m also adding a couple of her titles to my TBR stack!)
Pernille Ripp is a passionate advocate for picture books in the middle school classroom. This post shares what her students have learned from reading picture books.
I am very behind on newer TED Talks. I’ll be using Book Riot’s Favorite Literary TED Talks of 2015 to start catching up.
Leila Roy has cooked up a terrific 2016 reading challenge for herself: all women authors, all the time.
Angela Watson has some good advice about how new teachers can and should cut corners. As a recovering perfectionist, I love the idea of the Minimal Viable Product.
I’ve been in a long reading slump in 2015 and appreciate Sarah Davis’s ideas for Bouncing Back from an “Off” Year of Reading.
How I love a big year-end “best of” list! Kirkus Review’s annual Best Picture Books list is always one of my favorites.
Kate DiCamillo has a gorgeous piece on the ways the “reading aloud binds us together.”
I laughed ruefully in recognition of many of The Bad Habits of Good Readers in Carol Jago’s piece for the Nerdy Book Club blog.
I’ll be participating as much as possible in #AMonthofFaves, a monthlong book blogging event celebrating the year’s reading.