Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: November 15: Teaching Writing, Defending Graphic Novels, and Sniffling
Here are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this busy week include: #BookLists, #CommonCore, #Curiosity, #Curriculum, #EarlyReading, #Giftedness, #GivingTuesday, #GraphicNovels, #History, #LoveOfBooks, #MentalHealth, #NancyDrew, #ReadingLogs, #ScreenTime, #SocialMedia, #STEM, #Writing, failure, libraries, reading, and schools.
Top Tweet of the Week
Why You Should Encourage Your Child's Love of #GraphicNovels ow.ly/5I9R30pS8zp | Sarah Lindenfeld Hall @yahoolifestyle | "The goal, says @Dr_Pendergrass, is to raise a child who identifies as a reader and feels confident picking up any book"
Events, Programs + Research
Conversations Around #Literacy Research: Let's CrowdSource | A request from ow.ly/pCYQ30pRIiq@CathyMere (please share). I agree w/ Cathy's focus on a "this AND that approach" + respect this attempt to keep learning about how to best teach #reading
How Curiosity Makes You Crave. Fascinating. Study found people who had their #curiosity triggered + left unsatisfied were more likely to splurge in other ways (un-met need for a reward) ow.ly/LX0Q30pRwTV@GarethIdeas @sciam via @nireyal
On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing
Are Readers More Successful? | Survey of 1000 people (not clear how they were selected) finds the act of #reading correlates happier, healthier, and more successful lives ow.ly/RBiv30pRi8e@SuperSummary https://t.co/HuWIONq1sc?amp=1
Why #Writing Matters: Reaching Your Writers | @LannyBall kicks off new series at Two Writing Teachers blog ow.ly/I92p30pS8pJ | I am certainly with them believing that writing matters for many aspects of future success
Compared to other subjects research on #writing instruction is very small | ow.ly/HR6V30pRIdz@jillbarshay @hechingerreport finds one lesson: students benefit from step-by-step guides to writing in different genres
We Don’t Need No Education | @KMcCaughrain of @AwfullyBigBlog has a new blog to provide resources for organizing #CreativeWriting groups for teens | In her first post, she encourages the adults to just provide time + space for ow.ly/72a330pS7Nt#writing
Parenting, Play, Screen Time, and Mental Health
Sadfishing, Predators and Bullies: The Hazards of Being ‘Real’ on #SocialMedia - @juliejargon @WSJ ow.ly/yw3y30pSRJL | As influencers share more about #anxiety and #depression online, teens are following suit—and becoming targets | #MentalHealth
Schools and Libraries
Updated @ncte Position Statement on #IndependentReading reminds teachers that "Research supports that independent #reading has the most significant impact on student success in reading" https://t.co/sPHoP8HLJh?amp=1
What We're Getting Wrong About #GiftedEducation - Treating #giftedness as in-born has led to underrepresentation of low-income kids, students of color + kids gifted more on the creative side ow.ly/piuw30pSLzX@EdWeekOpinion @JosephRenzulli
#Math Looks The Same In The Brains Of Boys And Girls, Study Finds | @NPRjonhamilton @MindShiftKQED via @drdouggreen ow.ly/uJIK30pRIkF | Other factors like girls being stronger in #reading + making other choices in wealthy districts may help explain #GenderGap in #STEM
© 2019 by Jennifer Robinson of Jen Robinson's Book Page. All rights reserved. You can also follow me @JensBookPage.