Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: October 11: The New #HungerGames Book, Recycled Legos and #JoyOfReading
Here are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include #AchievementGap, #BookAwards, #BookLists, #ClassroomLibraries, #EdTech, #gender, #grades, #GrowingBookworms, #LoveOfReading, #OutdoorPlay, #ReadAloud, #ScreenTime, #ThirdGradeCliff, parenting, publishing, schools, sleep, and writing.
Top Tweets of the Week
Today @Scholastic announced the title + cover of the new #HungerGames prequel: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, releasing May 19 w/ 1st print of 2.5M copies | It's going to be huge | #yalit #publishing
I think this is very cool. Have #Legos lying around? @LEGO_Group says US customers can mail them in for free and they'll be cleaned and donated to schools via @TeachForAmerica https://t.co/R2QbJjMhCp?amp=1
Book Lists + Awards
Diversity + Gender
The problem with boys' academic underachievement "is not going away + its consequences ... are potentially dire" but maybe it's not fashionable to address it says @greg_ashman https://t.co/fafb8QZJmG?amp=1
Events, Programs + Research
How Sleep Influences College Students' #Grades | ow.ly/xrzH30pFnU2 | @Jamie_Ducharme @TIME via @ResearchDigest | MIT professor finds consistency of #SleepSchedules correlates w/ academic performance, which may benefit women
#Teachers, please read: Readers, in Spite of School by @donalynbooks @nerdybookclub | "do you think there’s a way we can teach (already engaged readers) ... without killing or disrespecting their reading lives in the process?" ow.ly/HrYi30pGkPb#LoveOfReading
3 Things Parents Should Do to Raise Lifelong Readers (Besides Bedtime Stories) | ow.ly/hMj630pFnMx | @EntryLevelRebel @Inc shares highlights from @jpinsk + @DTWillingham | #JoyOfReading #BackgroundKnowledge #WordPlay
Stop Rushing Kids out of #GraphicNovels – A great reminder from @pernilleripp for parents + teachers to "embrace the books they read and help them find more books like it instead" https://t.co/DPZ9kiJIIA?amp=1
Give Kids Good Books And They'll Love Reading Forever | @JolieRancher posits that the #ThirdGradeCliff in #LoveOfReading stems from schools pressing kids to "dense and outdated" books vs. more relevant fare ow.ly/alI230pFnoz@HuffPostLife
On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing
Parenting + Play
Schools and Libraries
Educational disparities among minority students are largely driven by their concentration in high-poverty areas, new @StanfordCEPA study finds ow.ly/VdZX30pFClh@mcjomcg @WSJ #AchievementGap #integration
#EdTech Usage Levels Are Low: What Should #Schools Do? - @AlysonRKlein @educationweek ow.ly/uzty30pFbLy | "Most software licenses districts buy never get used... a median of 30 % of ed-tech licenses are never used at all."
© 2019 by Jennifer Robinson of Jen Robinson's Book Page. All rights reserved. You can also follow me @JensBookPage.