Links I Loved Last Week: A Round-Up of Online Reading 12/13/15

Sunday Salon

This week, I’m celebrating my students’ work and sharing some of their blog posts that I’ve enjoyed most over the past couple of weeks. If you have a moment to click through and leave a comment, I know they’d be thrilled.


Reflections on NCTE15

Kelsey is now my colleague, and I learned so much from her reflection on #NCTE15. Highlights include Teri Lesesne’s book recommendations for 2015, Donalyn Miller’s reminders about responsive reading, information about passion-driven research, and a summary of Kelly Gallagher’s excellent session.

I really admire Nicky’s ability to synthesize all of her incredible learning and reflection at #NCTE15 into just 3 key takeaways.

Melissa’s #NCTE15 reflection is so much fun. Confession: I was the driver of the Suburban who APPARENTLY left her behind at NUMEROUS red lights. Or would have, if she hadn’t run them. Personally, I have no memory of that.

Christian’s reflection on #NCTE15 is full of detailed information about the sessions he attended. Lots of learning here!


Reading, Writing, Teaching, Studenting

Nicky looks forward to her teaching career in this beautifully written “What I Know” piece.

Melissa shares her ideas about how to grow readers and writers–and how not to.

Shannon’s College Confessions had me laughing out loud. What’s up with that one kid who never wants class to end?!


Top 10 Lists

Jaycie puts together a Top 10 list of children’s Books Everyone Should Read.

It’s hard to argue with any of the titles on Savannah’s list of Books Everyone Should Read.

Erica’s list of her Top 10 Reads of the Semester is also a lot of fun.

Jen’s blog for Children’s Lit has been one of my favorites this semester, and I like how she organizes her Top 10 Best of the Semester list.

Josef ended the semester in just the way I like best: with some reading plans! Here’s his list of Top 10 Books he wants to read next.


Six Things You Should Know about Children’s Literature

Jen celebrates libraries and libraries in her list of takeaways from this semester in Children’s Literature.

Leslie celebrates librarians, “bookies,” and historical fiction in her reflection.

Savannnah shares some valuable advice for students next semester.

Erica also has some good advice for how to enjoy and learn in this class.


Six Things You Should Know about Digital Literacy

Keeya’s brilliant learning reflection ranges far beyond Digital Literacy.

Ali’s takeaways focus on resources and creativity.


The Week in Cats


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8 responses to “Links I Loved Last Week: A Round-Up of Online Reading 12/13/15”

  1. nickybanz Avatar

    I think my favorite part of this post is the kitty cats!:)

    1. Elisabeth Ellington Avatar

      How could it not be? Aren’t the special? I’m now pondering a “week in cats” regular feature on Sundays. Wouldn’t that make a links post ever so much more awesome?

  2. […] Some of my students’ work to end the semester, curated in my weekly round-up post of online reading […]

  3. Shari Daniels Avatar

    This all looks so wonderful. I need an hour and a big cup of coffee. 🙂

    1. Elisabeth Ellington Avatar

      There’s so much good stuff here! I’m really proud of my students’ work this semester.

  4. shannonhorn1 Avatar

    To say that I’m thrilled when someone comments on my blog is probably an understatement. When I saw you linked my College Confessions post onto your blog I screamed “YAY!” (at a respectable volume since it is finals week and 24/7 quiet hours are in effect).

    1. Elisabeth Ellington Avatar

      24/7 quiet hours! I had no idea! Poor college students… Sorry it’s taken me so long to get the link to it shared on my blog. I tagged it right away to share in a Sunday post. One of my favorites of the semester. I love the different view I get of you through your writing. In my house, we call it spicy!

  5. Akilah Avatar

    I love this post so much. I should do something similar next semester with my students’ blogs. Also, I would love, love, love to see your syllabus for this course if you don’t mind sharing.

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