Links I Loved Last Week: A Round-Up of Online Reading 4/3/16


Mary Ann Scheuer at Great Kid Books celebrates National Poetry Month with her top five rules for sharing poetry with kids.

I’m still thinking about Donalyn Miller’s wise words in Touchstones, a post about our reading autobiographies and specifically about those books that were “turning points” in our reading histories.

Carrie Gelson writes a poignant reflection on how read-alouds have changed with her children over the years.

I was already mildly obsessed with Bob Shea’s Ballet Cat series, and after reading about his visit to Colby Sharp’s school, I think he’s even more awesome!

I loved Always Going Home’s clever and moving poem, Following My Son.

Verse novels have been quite popular in my Adolescent Lit course this semester. I’m thinking Book Riot’s terrific list of 100 Must-Read YA Books in Verse will keep my students busy for years to come.

Brain Pickings has a great interview with one of my favorite spoken-word poets, Sarah Kay.

djvichos captures the risk and fear of sharing our writing in a wonderful metaphor about a child sharing a crayon drawing.

Shari Daniels wrote one of my favorite reflections on writing from the March Slice Challenge, Stepping Away to Restock the Well.

Will Richardson has a typically brilliant post about why we keep trying to do the wrong things right in schools.

I really like Tara’s “Magic Box” writing prompt.

MindShift explains how listening to podcasts can improve reading comprehension.

Pernille Ripp advocates for classroom libraries in all classrooms at all grade levels.




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3 responses to “Links I Loved Last Week: A Round-Up of Online Reading 4/3/16”

  1. Akilah Avatar

    Thanks for the link to the Richardson post. I’ve been thinking a lot about how I’m going to structure my courses in the fall, and I really want to put the focus on student choice. This past semester, I let my students choose the topic for our intro unit and they picked something I would have shied away from. So at least they were interested in it even if it bored me.

    My friend also suggested I read SCRUM, which is sitting on my shelf. It’s about getting people to set their own goals for learning/projects (it’s business based), and she said she’s had success with it in the training seminars she’s conducted, so I’m going to get to reading that soon.

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