The Week in Reading #imwayr 8/17/20

On the blog: A short slice about feeding the feral cats in my new neighborhood In reading: I’ll start with the best book I read this week, Angela Narciso Torres’s poetry chapbook, To the Bone, available as a free download from Sundress. These are gorgeous poems, full of insight and lush language and imagery and…

The Week in Reading #imwayr 8/10/20

On the blog: It’s not to late to join The Sealey Challenge I have been having fun with my new Detroit Public Library card today! One very mild pandemic benefit: closed libraries in Michigan meant that all I had to do to get a temporary library card was type in my new address and ten…

The Week in Reading #imwayr 6/29/20

On the blog: Six articles worth sharing I’ll be starting Dream Job #4 this fall In reading: I was listening to Stamped on audio when Covid hit and my commute time/audiobook time decreased to zero. I just managed to finish the last 60 minutes this week. Jason Reynolds’s “remix” is really an amazing achievement, and…

The Week in Reading #imwayr 6/22/20

My reading totals are down this week, but packing was up, and since we have a move scheduled in less than three weeks, that’s probably a good thing! Katherine Bomer’s The Journey Is Everything was a reread for me and welcome prep for thinking about how to incorporate essay more organically and less formulaically in…

The Week in Reading #imwayr 6/15/20

On the blog: A links round-up of six good articles from the past week A request to teachers to stop assigning harmful books In reading: The whole time I was reading Rebecca Stead’s new middle-grade novel, The List of Things That Will Not Change, I kept wondering if there would be some kind of unexpected…

The Week in Reading #imwayr 6/8/20

On the blog: A Few Reflections for White Teachers Newly Committed to Equity, Justice, and Anti-racism In reading: Clap When You Land is a verse novel told in two voices. The tragic event happens right at the beginning: a plane from New York bound for the Dominican Republic crashes, and all the passengers die. The…

The Week in Reading 5/25/20 #imwayr

I can’t recommend “We’ve Been Doing It Your Way Long Enough”: Choosing the Culturally Relevant Classroom highly enough. Written by two elementary teachers and a teacher-educator, this book is grounded in theory and full of invitations to self-reflect and begin or deepen the internal work necessary to become a teacher who is committed to anti-bias,…

The Week in Reading #imwayr 5/18/20

It was a really busy week with the summer semester starting, so I didn’t read very much, but everything I finished was a five-star read. I’m not sure I’ve ever read a poetry collection where every single poem speaks to me in some way, where I legit love every single poem in the book. Even…

The Week in Reading #imwayr 5/11/20

On the blog: A celebration of the Pulitzer Prize announcements A selection of my best cat photos from the past week In reading: My new favorite professional development book! I’m going to try to write a longer review later this week, but briefly: Dr. Muhammad introduces the Historically Responsive Literacy Framework she developed to address…

The Week in Reading #imwayr 5/4/20

On the blog: I finished up National Poetry Writing Month! A slice about Nagini, an outdoor stray who has taken up residence in our garage. A new wordless feature for Saturday, better known on the interwebs as Caturday A curation of six articles I thought were worth sharing In reading: The third volume of Virginia…