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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: May 10: Books Are Good for Camp Prep, #SummerReading + Winning Jeopardy!

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include #AchievementGap, #audiobooks, #BookDeserts, #BookLists, #Bullying, #curiosity, #Cybils, #DiverseBooks, #giftedness, #GrowingBookworms, #GrowthMindset, #poetry, #ReadAloud, #STEM, #SummerReading, parenting, and schools.

Top Tweets of the Week

SnakesThe ‘Jeopardy!’ Whiz Reads Like a Kid. So Do I, says @jasongay @WSJ ow.ly/JOMH30oDZMB | "Children’s books, especially simple books about single topics like sharks and snakes, have sharpened my intellect in a way that no fancy adult book ever has."

Using #Literacy Skills to Solve Math Word Problems has formerly struggling elem. school showing big #math gains| @CommKr8veWriter @edutopia https://t.co/zbPTGRYkwh

Book Lists + Awards

In this week's round-up of #MiddleGrade fantasy + #ScienceFiction from around the blogs @charlotteslib urges reviewers to consider judging for the @CybilsAwards awards ow.ly/PZQ430oE0ng

27 #Nonfiction Books for Preschoolers (w/ Printable #BookList) from @growingbbb ow.ly/6HRb30oFXcB | Informational #PictureBooks about animals + nature

#NationalPoetryMonth Ain’t Over Till I Sez It’s Over: The Shockingly Good Verse of 2019 — @fuseeight #poetry #BookList ow.ly/ndNl30oFqAK

DontEatClassmates2019 #IndiesChoice and E.B. White #ReadAloud #BookAward Winners Announced | @ABAbook https://t.co/ZP9t1Spsib

17 Children's Books about #SummerCamp, a #BookList from @momandkiddo that I will use to help prep my daughter ow.ly/1HHA30oEmYE | #MIddleGrade

PW’s Best Books for #SummerReading 2019 – @PublishersWkly @tashrow ow.ly/f2Na30oEmOX | Lots of fun-looking #PictureBooks #MiddleGrade + #YA

Events, Programs + Research

RevengeEnginerds#KidsNeedBooks (of their own) for #SummerReading@Jarrett_Lerner shares his efforts to fight #BookDeserts https://t.co/yJKvBQ6uYJ

May is National Share a Story Month in the UK. No reason we can't celebrate in the US, I say | ow.ly/naoO30oFqDG @AwfullyBigBlog #NSSM #ReadAloud #LoveOfBooks

Welcome MAY! Diverse #Kidlit Linkup is @TheReadingTub ow.ly/PktZ30oE0m1 #DiverseBooks #BookReviews

Terry's May Question @TheReadingTub is about remembering #teachers that you appreciate from your own childhood for #TeacherAppreciationWeek ow.ly/LuEk30oFWUE

Growing Bookworms

PsychologyOfReadingRethinking #ReadingLevels: Some Practical Advice from the Experts | @lalalalambert @ReadBrightly https://t.co/Se6MW5vdgO

5 Great Places to Stash Books Around Your Home to Encourage #Reading | @ReadBrightly ow.ly/6OAQ30oFaCj | #GrowingBookworms

Higher Ed

Don’t Let #Students Run the University. Trying to get professors fired because you don’t like their views isn’t activism—it’s preening would-be totalitarianism ow.ly/41lZ30oFXUY | @RadioFreeTom @TheAtlantic

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

BabysittersClubOriginalThis might nudge my 9 year old towards #audiobooks | @audible to Release Classic #BabySittersClub Series on audio this summer ow.ly/GONz30oD6nF | #kidlit

7 in 10 #students aren’t writing at grade level + only 3% are advanced. Not surprising b/c we aren't really teaching #writing as part of knowledge base, says OpEd ow.ly/eMgv30oDZUP @hechingerreport

This @nytopinion by @bendolnickbooks is spot-on | Why You Should Start Binge-Reading Right Now ow.ly/rIpV30oE0cC | When you read a book straight through you get much more out of it than #reading in little chunks

Good advice from @BookChook | #Writing Tips for Kids 9 - Remove Fluff Words ow.ly/7fzt30oGWUU #literacy

SnowyDayA is for Activist: why children’s books are getting political | @lucia_graves @GuardianBooks ow.ly/wp6S30oCQgl #DiverseBooks #Kidlit

Parenting + Play

This open letter will warm your heart: @pernilleripp thanks @Pink for her #kindness to Pernille's daughter, who has been experiencing #bullying https://t.co/o65qzTlMfO

Oh, the Places They’ll Go—If You Let Go. An economist's guide to happier, more relaxed #parenting @reason https://t.co/AZC7AdM2Ek

Schools and Libraries

How Schools Struggle to Serve #GiftedStudents w/ #Disabilities | @MindShiftKQED @hechingerreport ow.ly/xNto30oFqYL #TwiceExceptional

Perseopolis#GraphicNovels Belong in Your English Class. Here's How to Use Them "to engage + challenge our students" | Paige Classey Przybylski @EdWeekTeacher

Developing a #GrowthMindset in Our Students - @mssackstein offers concrete tips, like talking to kids about the concept of "yet" ow.ly/We0V30oEmni #teaching

STEM

Ditch the #Math Worksheets and Stop Killing Kids' #Curiosity says educator + new parent Kathy Liu Sun @EdweekComm ow.ly/BiHJ30oFqPg #CommonCore #STEM

Palo Alto, CA teens expand #nonprofit #RoboticsForAll program that sends teen to teach elementary schoolers to help tackle #STEM #AchievementGap ow.ly/wsDc30oFb36 @MaggieAngst @mercnews

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