Here are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics inclue #BookLists, #DiverseBooks, #Makerspace, #Math, #PictureBooks, #STEM, children's literacy, creativity, Harry Potter, Judy Blume, Kidlitosphere, poetry, raising readers, schools, science fiction, summer reading, and teaching.
Awards and Book Lists
Judy Blume to receive lifetime achievement award from American Academy of Arts + Letters
Passover , a
The Power of Representation: finding yourself in by
Yes! Reasons not to assign required titles + what to do instead to encourage
A highlight from Pernille Ripp's post: "Why not create reading experiences that actually entices further reading, rather than further dictation of what kids are expected to read? Perhaps now would be a good time to examine our summer reading practices before the damage is potentially done."
The best way to improve kids' reading test scores? Provide access to books, encourage free choice...
A bit more from the Donalyn Miller's post: "Even in middle-income communities, we create book deserts for too many children through misguided efforts that level, limit, control, and define when and where and what children will read. We test and test kids while providing few opportunities to improve their reading skills in the only way that works—lots of successful, engaging reading experiences. This man-made desertification ensures that fewer children will read well or become engaged readers each year." (There's lots more: do go and read the whole post!)
Bedtime : The One Thing Your Child Will Remember Forever by https://t.co/Z8ML9RrRg3
My recent post on Drawing inferences: Why it's a key skill is up as a guest article 's blog https://t.co/qU2JRbPzoV
Donating Character-Developing, Idea-Generating, World-Building Books: The Beginning by https://t.co/n6KHeHRRXi
Extra-good week for round-up of middle grade fantasy + science fiction from around the blogs
The 2017 Progressive Poem -- Line #8 from
On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing
This makes me feel so old: Babymouse is heading to ... MIDDLE SCHOOL!?!?!?!
Inspiring story of writer Bob Greene who tracked down + thanked the first grade teacher who taught him to read
New DNA Study Finds Genes May Significantly Impact Ability | Traci Pedersen via
Schools and Libraries
Homework: Helpful, Harmful, or Otherwise? asks | Is it more important than , , family? https://t.co/LMi2w6xuSb
I love this: 10 Teachable Moments From and the Sorcerer's Stone - https://t.co/tUGmLNSuPs (Good for parents, too!)
How Kills And How To Fix It -
3 Games Kids Love | guest post
Inspiring With A Simple Home , Plus Airplane Activities for Kids https://t.co/NUqtAhD4HU
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