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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: December 13: #ReadAloud Benefits, Themed #BookLists + Demoralized Teachers

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage.  Topics this relatively light week include #BackgroundKnowledge, #BookLists, #Dyspraxia, #ELA, #FreePlay, #GiftGuides, #GraphicNovels, #JoyOfReading, #ReadAloud, #ReadingChoice, #RetrievalPractice, literacy, schools, and teaching. The "top tweet of the week" below was especially popular with readers. Enjoy!

Top Tweet of the Week

Kids Have Sharper Vocabularies by Age 3 When Parents #ReadAloud to Them | This is obvious, but the new study also found kids who were genetically at risk did as well as peers if they'd been read to ow.ly/A0hg30pZCiR @wordswithjen @people

Book Lists + Gift Guides

I'm not sharing all of @FuseEight's 31 Days, 31 Lists 2019 posts, but I especially appreciate her focus on 12/9 on #Math Books for Kids ow.ly/jWmA30q0Z9y #BookLists

TX #Library Assn Releases ‘Little Maverick’ #GraphicNovel List for kids K-5 — @TXLA @GoodComics4Kids ow.ly/k06n30pZBUE | A #BookList I will mine for ideas for my daughter for sure

Some of my daughter's faves on today's 12 Days of Giving #BookList from @abbylibrarian | Great #GraphicNovels ow.ly/rSli30q1i2A @haleshannon + #LeUyenPham, @goraina + more

Over at @TheReadingTub, Terry is doing a series of themed book + object Gift Idea posts. Yesterday: Adventure Stories ow.ly/ZY1F30q16dE #GiftGuides #kidlit | I like #DisasterDays + #FirstAidKit

Events, Programs + Research

#Bookmobile: When the #library comes to the homeless shelter - @HarryBruinius @csmonitor via @tashrowow.ly/vHGW30pZCmv | #BookAccess #LibraryOutreach

Growing Bookworms

Top 10 Ways to Be a Literacy Leader in #Schools by @PrincipalGarden @nerdybookclub ow.ly/sJfT30pZC6o #ReadingChoice, #BookAccess, time for independent #reading + more

Talking w/ students about the Luxury of Extra #Reading Time Over the Holidays, while honoring #ReadingChoice + varied formats ow.ly/ohWO30pZBFJ @frankisibberson @ChoiceLiteracy

Parenting + Play

30 Reasons Why #FreePlay Benefits #ChildDevelopment | @AAAStateOfPlay @KimberlyEHart via @drdouggreen ow.ly/oFAQ30pZRoK | A mix of inspirational quotes + research results on #play

Schools and Libraries

(don’t) Forget About It: Activating #BackgroundKnowledge with #RetrievalPractice in #ELA@MsJasmineMN ow.ly/nIFo30q0Z56 | "without (teaching kids) active retrieval, we are leaving students to unproductively struggle"

Prof. John Sweller @ConversationEDU on #CognitiveLoad theory + why #ExplicitInstruction is more effective than letting students discover on their own for biologically secondary knowledge https://t.co/IzWvWLxg7D?amp=1

How to Identify and Support Students With #Dyspraxia | @edutopia via @MindShiftKQED ow.ly/B94430q0hzb | affects fine and gross motor development, can make it difficult for kids to learn, but #teachers can help

Many Frustrated Teachers Say It’s Not Burnout — It’s Demoralization | @stephenoonoo @EdSurge via @MindShiftKQED ow.ly/9wwU30q0Z21 #schools #TeacherShortage

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Links I Shared on Twitter Recently: December 6: #BookLists, #Literacy Programs, #Testing + More

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter over the past two weeks @JensBookPage. Topics in this jam-packed edition include #BookLists, #GettingReadingRight, #GiftGuides, #GivingTuesday, #GraphicNovels, #GrowthMindset, #HigherEd, #KidLitCon, #Kidlitosphere, #LoveOfReading, #PISA, #Play, #Poetry, #ReadAloud, #SocialMedia, math, parenting, schools, teaching #literacy, and testing. 

Top Tweets of the Week

The Most Popular #Reading Programs Aren't Backed by Science, according to @educationweek survey + review - @s_e_schwartz ow.ly/zPQD30pZ6Bd #GettingReadingRight #Phonics #teaching

Three Cheers For Repeating Text! @HonorsGradU celebrates the power of repetition in books like #BrownBearBrownBear to engage young readers https://t.co/x2Nwne5plf?amp=1

Book Lists + Gift Guides

Happy Thanksgiving! 15 Books About Being Grateful from @literacious ow.ly/QGN630pXjbR #PictureBooks #BookList #ElephantAndPiggie

It's 31 Days, 31 Lists time @FuseEight | Today: 2019 Transcendent Holiday #PictureBooks ow.ly/gfXA30pYO9w #BookLists #GiftGuides

Kicking off her 12 Days of Giving series, @abbylibrarian shares Books for Babies and Toddlers ow.ly/coU430pYNXJ #BookList #BoardBooks #GiftGuides

10 #ChristmasBooks to Read with Your Kids - timely #BookList from @MarlaSzwast ow.ly/veE130pYO5S #PictureBooks #poetry + #Dickens

Top 10 Holiday Reads from @literacious ow.ly/6RjS30pYOew #PictureBooks, #MGLit + #YA in this #BookList

101 Great Books for Kids (2019 Edition) — @fuseeight announces Evanston #Library #BookList, by category + w/ PDF version ow.ly/lDYR30pXjpm #PictureBooks #GraphicNovels #MGLit #Poetry + more

Creative Gifts for Kids Just Learning to Read, one of many nice #Literacy themed #GiftGuides from @growingbbb ow.ly/vD9Q30pXjlN #GrowingBookworms #reading

Best #GraphicNovels 2019 per @sljournal ow.ly/KUoA30pVMA7 | We already have nearly all of the ones in my daughter's age range on this solid #BookList

Books Like Smile: Read These Next if You Love @goraina ow.ly/7Cxe30pZ74U #GraphicNovels + #MGLit, #BookList from @momandkiddo

12 Books Tweens Can Read after Raina Telgemeier - My #GraphicNovel -obsessed 4th grader would approve of this #BookList from @wearealsc ow.ly/RSgt30pW0o0 @goraina

Books About Kids in Crisis, #BookList from @growingbbb ow.ly/IwRE30pYNVs #immigration #war #NaturalDisasters + more

Events, Programs + Research

Registration for #KidLitCon2020 is now open, reports @charlotteslib ow.ly/RuNZ30pW0zw | The new logo is super-cute. Tagline for @KidLitCon this year is "Seeing Clearly" | #kidlit + #YA bloggers + authors should check it out!

This story will brighten your day: 104-year-old writer Betty X. Davis collects 104 kids’ books to donate to #SchoolLibrary for her birthday | @KXAN_News ow.ly/pAjJ30pWBZx #KidLit

Interested in supporting #literacy for #GivingTuesday? Great roundup in the 2019 Bookish Charitable Giving Guide — @100scopenotes ow.ly/j3Ow30pYD8Y | #BookAccess @RIFWEB @FirstBook @dollyslibrary + lots more

#SCBWI's Third Annual #Literacy Initiative Gives Books to Readers in Need ow.ly/HFzd30pW0x7 @scbwi @CynLeitichSmith #BookAccess #BooksForReaders

The Call for Hosts for the next 6 months of #PoetryFriday is up: ow.ly/MmZL30pXAoh @MaryLeeHahn #poetry #kidlitosphere

A Prescription of #Poetry to Help Patients Speak Their Minds - Doctors at several hospitals experimenting w/ poems to offer psychological relief + connection @rddysum @WSJ https://t.co/w2mFNEn3jf?amp=1

When the best way to take notes is by hand - @BBC_Future via @ResearchDigest ow.ly/he4c30pXAcM Except for #learning simple facts, you process material more deeply when you take selective notes by hand (vs. typing verbatim) + remember it better

Interesting: Abstaining From #SocialMedia Doesn’t Improve Well-Being, Experimental Study Finds, in contrast to more correlational research ow.ly/gLRY30pXjcY @mattbwarren @ResearchDigest

Using #FidgetSpinners May Actually Impede #Learning@rey_z @ResearchDigest ow.ly/ADXD30pWf43 | Study finds they may be actively distracting, rather than helping kids focus

Growing Bookworms

If you want to raise a #bookworm, make it more about #play than work ow.ly/1c6o30pW0tP | "the joy gets wrung right out of the act of #reading when students don’t have ample time to get excited about books they read for themselves" @estherjcepeda

This is excellent advice! Teacher @biblio_phile on Bringing the Joy of #ReadAlouds to #MiddleSchool Students, using "real-along" to add learning, build community + celebrate #JoyOfReading @EdWeekTeacher

I think the idea of #ReadAloud Posters for coloring is genius | Give kids something active to do related to the book while you are #ReadingAloud ow.ly/nhAl30pXjgk #RubyReads via @growingbbb #Vanderbeekers #LittleHouse #EdwardTulane

Match.com: Helping Older Students Fall in Love With Reading (Again) by Nicole Kronzer @nerdybookclub ow.ly/SOyn30pXMU0 | Teacher + #SchoolLibrarian work together to help HS seniors find #JoyOfReading

Higher Ed

How to Fix #College Admissions - @WSJ surveyed various stakeholders + distills 10 ideas to remove some of the distortions of privilege ow.ly/3COH30pXPL9 @melissakorn #HigherEd

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

Bold Girls | On how striving for perfection is holding back girls, and the need to distance #creativity from right + wrong | "there is value in the half-finished, failed, messed up, abandoned story too" ow.ly/vDJE30pZjl0 @KMcCaughrain #writing

Various fun stuff in 2019 Children’s Lit: The Year in Miscellanea — @100scopenotes ow.ly/pf5t30pZ6YZ #kidlit #kidlitosphere

This looks like good advice: A guide to fighting lies, #FakeNews, and chaos online - @thedextriarchy @verge ow.ly/tfYH30pYYCw #InformationLiteracy #SocialMedia

I want to write for children... A guide to #Writing for Children & YA - @Strachanlinda @AwfullyBigBlog ow.ly/SqIi30pXjoi | #kidlit #YA

Parenting + Play

The Importance of The Father-Daughter Relationship ow.ly/GMNc30pZ765 Helping girls achieve more academically, make better relationship choices and have more confidence. @Danaparenting #parenting

A reminder from @McKenzieRoss20 @HonorsGradU that Imaginative #Play is A Product Of Boredom ow.ly/u6FH30pYO81 | If you don't rush to find something for your kids to do when they are bored, incredible things can follow | #parenting

I just downloaded some suggestions from Family-Friendly #Podcasts to Make Thanksgiving Travel Tolerable - Chris Kornelis @WSJ ow.ly/W5eE30pWjEm #STEM #parenting

Schools and Libraries

Stop Arguing About 'Equity' and Focus on Improving Classroom Instruction to Increase Students' Academic Outcomes ow.ly/XcJX30pZpxG @MsJasmineMN #EduCountdown2019 #schools #teaching

Sharp Nationwide Enrollment Drop in #Teacher Prep Programs Cause for Alarm | ow.ly/Kx7c30pZpDz @laurenonthehill @usnews #TeacherShortage

Why teachers need to do so much to help kids develop #vocabulary in the Classroom + some daily strategies for doing so ow.ly/6O6T30pZ72m @HuntingEnglish @EducationNext (adapted from #ResearchEd Guide to #Literacy)

Lots of links on #phonics + #TeachingReading in this @educationweek Special Report: #Getting Reading Right ow.ly/2aZZ30pZ6OG #EarlyLiteracy

Why I Decided The Clip Chart Wasn’t For Me from @McKenzieRoss20 @HonorsGradU ow.ly/ZHpV30pWDX0 | How + why a 1st grade #teacher shifted to #PositiveReinforcement in #ClassroomManagement

In Mississippi, an Unlikely Model for #SchoolDesegregation - @Tawnell @WSJ ow.ly/FCCR30pVWSX | K-12 district organizes by #GradeLevel instead of geography, w/ each school having 1-2 grades. Lots of busing, but success, too

Testing

Students talk through #math in this CA school. Now test scores are rising, especially among Latino students | @sydneyfjohnson @EdSource ow.ly/v55H30pVWQH #testing #WordProblems

In today's obvious (but w/ important implications) news: Students Who Eat Breakfast Perform Better on Standardized Tests, UK Study Finds ow.ly/of5930pWC6W #testing @Newsweek @drdouggreen

Are #Reading Pressures Leading to the Decline in Scores? Tiffany Post @WeAreTeachers argues that schools pressure kids to read too soon, too fast + then too much https://t.co/NBQhugLDVr?amp=1

Australia and Finland slide further in #PISA 2018 – @greg_ashman blames use of progressivist #education policies instead of knowledge-rich curricula ow.ly/6blr30pYOap #KnowledgeGap

U.S. Students Fail to Make Gains Against International Peers in #PISA #testing, especially trailing students in Asian countries ow.ly/VgsU30pZ6ts | Performance gap in US also widened @Tawnell @WSJ

On a brighter note re: #PISA results, @tonywan @EdSurge highlights the fact that students w/ more of a #GrowthMindset did better in #reading than those w/out  https://t.co/WyXMr66VWh?amp=1

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Links I Shared on Twitter This Week: November 22: Pre-Thanksgiving Edition

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include #BodyImage, #BookAccess, #BookClubs, #BookLists, #Bullying, #CognitiveTraining, #DualCoding, #Grammar, #JoyOfLearning, #KidLitCon, #LearningStyles, #LoveOfReading, #Math, #mistakes, #nonfiction, #Play, #ProductiveStruggle, #ReadingChoice, #ScreenTime, #WimpyKid, publishing, schools, teachers, and writing. I will probably skip the roundup next weekend, with my daughter off for Thanksgiving break. Wishing you all a wonderful holiday! 

Top Tweet of the Week

Why children become bullies at school - @BBC_Future ow.ly/2qdb30pTG4m “Socially dominant bullies want to be the leader of the crowd,” says @DrDotEspelage. “And the way that they do that is to push kids down the hierarchy.” via @pragmaticmom

Book Lists

The Unexpected Ending: #PictureBooks That Stick the Landing in Weird, Wild Ways | Fun #BookList from @fuseeight ow.ly/rcEd30pV2Wm

Female Superhero Books for Kids: Old Favorites and New Friends in various formats ow.ly/Kwea30pTvyN #BookList from @momandkiddo | We love #PrincessInBlack + #ZitaTheSpacegirl in my house

Links to Best Of lists for #nonfiction #kidlit titles from #KidLitFrenzy | #NCTE, @KirkusReviews + more https://t.co/bk1FxdbqVY?amp=1

Events, Programs + Research

Announcing Keynote Speaker @DawnEQuigley for #KidLitCon2020 ow.ly/PafZ30pVjTL @KidLitCon | Dawn also just announced a #Native #ChapterBook series w/ @HarperChildrens #Heartdrum imprint

This is fun. Oakland Airport wait? Try a free on-demand #ShortStory on eco-friendly paper ow.ly/iLLu30pTVBx @swirlgirl_jy @mercnews | > 3500 printed in first month | #BookAccess

How People Learn Best: #LearningStyles vs. #DualCoding, a Guest Post by Benjamin Keep from @tlearningagency @Doug_Lemov ow.ly/lJUj30pVkeD | Dual Coding says presenting info in different formats can accelerate #learning | #CognitiveScience

This is sad: A recent study found: Teachers Show Biases Against Overweight Kids, Including Giving Them Lower #Grades@rey_z @ResearchDigest ow.ly/BYn230pU8rP #schools #BodyImage

Strong piece by @annetergesen @WSJ on What Science Tells Us About Preventing #Dementia | reviews research to highlight 6 ways to reduce risk, from blood pressure control to #CognitiveTraining https://t.co/n4LaEa5Jr8?amp=1

Could #Reading + Protect Against the Forgetfulness of #Dementia? asks @TrevorHCairney, citing a recent study that found #illiterate people developed dementia earlier ow.ly/ZYZG30pTvhI @sciam #GaryStix

Moving stories (+ great photos): inside the #BookBuses changing children's lives in Kabul ow.ly/kl1830pTvs2 @guardian via @CynLeitichSmith | #literacy #BookAccess

Growing Bookworms

Let’s Talk Books: Resources for Supporting Informal At Home Book Discussions w/out a formal #BookClub ow.ly/10mc30pVjZv @TheReadingTub | I like 'ask teens about faves they "used to love"'

The Book Matchmaker. 8th grade #teachers Eva Goins shares 4 ways she connects middle schools w/ books @nerdybookclub ow.ly/UzcY30pTG1p | #ReadingChoice, #ReadAloud + more

Tips And Tricks Parents Can Use To Nurture a #LoveOfReading in Kids | Great to see: "Let Kids Read What They Want" @Kschwart @MindShiftKQED citing @PamelaPaulNYT https://t.co/0VUPJWKILR?amp=1

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

Teachers Lament Loss of #Grammar in student #writing in the age of #texting. @lesliebrody @WSJ https://t.co/d5QSakpMfT?amp=1

Children's Books and Movies Through the Decades, @growingbbb will focus on plenty of favorites for Family Dinner Book Club ow.ly/ajGs30pV2Nh #kidlit

A @wimpykid #WreckingBall Event for the Ages shows efforts to "break out of a standard event model and better center children’s book events around their intended audience" ow.ly/2Hdl30pTvp9 Meghan Dietsche Goel @PublishersWkly via @CynLeitichSmith

Parenting, Play + Screen Time

Is Handpicking Your Children’s #Teachers Really Benefitting Them? Maybe you should let your kids struggle + learn coping skills while they are young ow.ly/WpBd30pVkmk @HonorsGradU

#ScreenTime Up as #NAEP #Reading Scores Drop. Is There a Link? - @educationweek via @MindShiftKQED ow.ly/pcjF30pTWOK | There does seem to be at least correlation w/ screen use at home + in #ELA classrooms

This piece on @parentingtandt by a mom facing her daughter's burn out, overwhelm + loss of #JoyOfLearning made me sad | I Refuse To Let My Teen Burn Out from #AcademicPressure says Christine Carter https://t.co/ndHYMXzBOT?amp=1

Schools and Libraries

#Kindergarten Teachers Speak Out for Children’s Happiness | Dr. Peter Gray @PsychToday asks if their letter to #school board advocating letting kinders learn via #play helped ow.ly/Hazu30pTG9Y #JoyOfLearning

This @WSJopinion piece posits that "the Cure for What Ails America’s #Schools" is to hire more support staff to relieve #teachers from clerical work + chores like playground monitoring. Thoughts?

STEM

Our Problem With Percentages - To understand everything from cancer risk to tax rates, we need to better cultivate statistical literacy. @WSJ ow.ly/6PfC30pTLsv #Math #STEM #statistics

Opinion: #Math scares your child's elementary school teacher — and that should frighten you - @DTWillingham @latimes ow.ly/WTSF30pVjMd #education #NAEP

Judge Reduces J&J Opioid Fine After Mistaking Thousands for Millions - @nytimes ow.ly/rnkx30pTGf1 | I this this story should be shared w/ students far + wide. People make mistakes. Learn from them. #GiftOfFailure #GrowthMindset #LimitlessMind #math

© 2019 by Jennifer Robinson of Jen Robinson's Book Page. All rights reserved. You can also follow me @JensBookPage


Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: November 15: Teaching Writing, Defending Graphic Novels, and Sniffling

TwitterLinksHere 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"

Book Lists

The 10 to Note: Winter #kidlit Preview 2019-20 @100scopenotes features all #GraphicNovels. I added a few to my daughter's wish list ow.ly/ZKlq30pSA9A

9 #PictureBooks for When You Have the Sniffles – @literacious has such timely #BookLists https://t.co/RH3Xzb5fqY?amp=1

More Books Like #DogMan, Please! Kids Will Love These! ow.ly/pRNU30pS7Zh | #BookList for @momandkiddo focused on similarly fun, over-the-top funny books

This is fun! Here Are All 56 Original #NancyDrew Books, Ranked Worst to Best by @BookRiot ow.ly/Lhl830pS7sj #kidlit #mysteries

What Would Be Your Perfect Comic Collection for Kids? — librarian @fuseeight is doing some shopping + seeking feedback on gaps ow.ly/iGeO30pT56d | #GraphicNovels #ComicBooks

Events, Programs + Research

Conversations Around #Literacy Research: Let's CrowdSource ow.ly/pCYQ30pRIiq | A request from @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

Today is apparently Wear a Cardigan Day to honor Mr. Rogers on #WorldKindnessDay@literacious has the scoop and a #BookList ow.ly/P9L930pSJNw #CardiganDay

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

What's the best way to learn? 85% rule, supported by recent study, says a healthy number of mistakes is more effective for learning new skills ow.ly/cHGx30pS8eu #failure @LaVarsovienne @TODAYshow

In @EdReports' First Review of #EarlyReading Programs, No Materials Make the Grade - @EdWeekTeacher ow.ly/dzy530pSRRE #ELA #CommonCore

Growing Bookworms

Why You Should Consider Ditching #ReadingLogs + Using #Reading Accountability Partners instead ow.ly/7tFj30pRBnf @allienthrower @edutopia #JoyOfReading

 

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 ow.ly/72a330pS7Nt | In her first post, she encourages the adults to just provide time + space for #writing

Parenting, Play, Screen Time, and Mental Health

This Colorado Middle School Banned Phones 7 Years Ago. They Say Students Are Happier, Less Stressed And More Focused | @COPublicRadio ow.ly/HV7L30pRbk6 #ScreenTime

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

The real work of an #ELA teacher is "creating a culture of literacy and nurturing a love of reading and writing" | Focus on that, says @_ACoops_ @nerdybookclub https://t.co/MEvv76o18J?amp=1

A 'Roadmap' for #Teaching Civics + #History Is Coming. Will It Restart an Old Curriculum War? @EdWeekTeacher ow.ly/1bl830pRIcB #CurriculumDevelopment

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

How Helsinki Built ‘Book Heaven’ - gorgeous public #library serving 10k patrons/day ow.ly/GXz930pRbq7 @dccdudley @CityLab

Anonymous Note Decrying #LittleFreeLibraries Sparks Gentrification Debate | @ndelgadillo07 @DCist via @tashrow ow.ly/qM5b30pRi4E #libraries #reading

STEM

#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


Links I Shared on Twitter Recently: November 8: Productive Struggle, Female Toy Soldiers + Girls in STEM

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. I am finally digging out a bit from work, and I managed to find a ton of great stuff this week. Topics include: #AbilityGroups, #BookHooks, #BookLists, #BrainDevelopment, #DiverseBooks, #GrowthMindset, #Homeschool, #LoveOfReading, #PajamaDrive, #ProductiveStruggle, #ReadAloud, #ReadingChoice, #ReadYourWorld, #SchoolLibraries, #ScreenTime, #SketchNoting, #STEM, diversity, gender, kindness, parenting, reading, and testing. Happy reading!

Top Tweet of the Week

The Power of #ProductiveStruggle for kids' learning – Great read for #teachers + #parents from @katiemartinedu citing @joboaler's #LimitlessMind (which I read this weekend) https://t.co/TSQlsN2X1Z?amp=1

Book Lists

Gallery: @nytimes Best Illustrated Children’s Books of 2019 — @100scopenotes ow.ly/UXZ130pPBw7 | #PictureBooks #Illustration #BookLists

Diversity + Gender

A 6-Year-Old Asks Why There Are No Female Toy Soldiers. Now, There Will Be. @mihirzaveri @nytimes ow.ly/jYAR30pPB9E | My favorite part of this story is that the child complained, her mom had her write letters + change was sparked

How the #GenderGap in #STEM Might Get its Start in Elementary School | Study finds girls w/ same scores as boys less likely to be nominated for advanced #math program @matt_barnum @Chalkbeat https://t.co/ZnGBOVMZVY?amp=1

Events, Programs + Research

Early announcement from @gail_gauthier | Multi-Cultural Children's Book Day is Jan. 31, 2020 ow.ly/4pMc30pPOX9 @MCChildsBookDay #ReadYourWorld #DiverseBooks

If any #teachers out there are looking for a holiday giving program for classrooms, the @Scholastic #PajamaDrive looks super kid-friendly. Have your kids donate new cozy PJs + Scholastic will donate a kids' book for each ow.ly/JO6M30pQDNE

Press Release Fun: @scbwi's 3rd Annual #Literacy Initiative Gives Books to Readers in Need — @FuseEight ow.ly/LGo630pPmEh #BookDonation #BookAccess

Growing Bookworms

Great post from @pernilleripp about Questions to Ask When the Kids Aren’t #Reading (the serial abandoners #teachers all know) ow.ly/Zlpv30pP5Ng | #ReadingChoice #ReadingIdentity + lots more

Interview w/ a #Reading Specialist @GuessingGeisel via @TheReadingTub ow.ly/CeUH30pQDoA | It's challenging to teach when kids haven't been #ReadAloud to at home + "come in with limited vocabulary, limited sense of story"

Here's the latest @TheReadingTub #BookHooks: #YoungAdult Book Series ideas w/ feedback from teen reviews on #Audiobook versions ow.ly/ikHy30pQDRl

Rekindle or Reaffirm Students’ #LoveOfReading with How to Read a Book by @kwamealexander + Melissa Sweet ow.ly/6egH30pPOY5 @kegancunningham #ClassroomBookshelf

We Make the Time – @pernilleripp on how as a busy parent + teacher she doesn't "find" time to read, she makes it b/c how else can she show kids that she values #reading https://t.co/HQTJjAedck?amp=1

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

Why the books we read as children are the ones that shape our psyche | #Rereading, intense discovery, joyous inhibition + more ow.ly/6lkM30pPPye | I love this piece by @Gwendolyn_Smith @guardianweekend

Interesting #kidlit #publishing news: ‘Very Hungry Caterpillar’ Author #EricCarle, at age 90, Sells Company to @randomhousekids https://t.co/seYzqdiMa0?amp=1

Parenting, Play + Screen Time

Stop Trying to Raise Kids to be "Successful" and raise them to be kind instead @AdamMGrant @TheAtlantic ow.ly/yWdB30pPBP1 "81 percent (of kids) say their parents value achievement and happiness over caring" for others

This needs more research, but in a recent study, MRIs show > an hour of #ScreenTime w/out parental interaction was linked to lower #BrainDevelopment in preschoolers - ow.ly/WDuk30pQDVV @cnnhealth

#Genetics and #Intelligence for your #Homeschool ow.ly/ldio30pPBkH | Don't label your kids as slow learners or as gifted, says @MarlaSzwast, give them the enriched environments they need to learn better [You would like #LimitlessMind by @joboaler, Marla]

It's A Smartphone Life: More Than Half Of U.S. Children Now Have One by Age 11 (+ 84% of teens) | @anya1anya @MindShiftKQED ow.ly/NCqi30pPmom #ScreenTime | Maybe so but I'm still making my kid wait longer

Schools and Libraries

Why Teachers Are So Excited About the Power Of #Sketchnoting (it boosts #VisualThinking + #memory) | @Kschwart @MindShiftKQED ow.ly/XMCY30pQ25q | Bet Derek from #MyLifeSeries would like this, @JanetTashjian

Smart idea for teachers from @Catlin_Tucker | Record Video Directions for things you end up explaining over and over again | Save your time, give kids control over their learning. Plus kids love video https://t.co/jut9LfGb6M?amp=1

OPINION: Separating 'gifted' children via #tracking + #AbilityGroups hasn't led to better achievement ow.ly/JMId30pQ1WN @joboaler @hechingerreport | Recent #NAEP results showed US schools using #ReadingGroups more tended to have lower scores

The Extinction of #SchoolLibrarians – Like @literacious, I wish that every school had a qualified #Librarian. I know we value the one in my daughter's school + I still think fondly of the one from my childhood, Mrs. Tuttle https://t.co/ySa2em4BJ8?amp=1

Chicago Libraries’ Late Fee Elimination Sparks A 240% Boost In Book Returns ow.ly/rt9I30pQQBl @Forbes via @donalynbooks | #BookAccess #libraries

STEM

Neat! For The First Time In History, Girls Won All Five Top Prizes at the Broadcom MASTERS #STEM Competition for Middle Schoolers | @amightygirl ow.ly/m2vq30pQ1R6 #brcmMASTERS @Broadcom

Testing

#Reading scores drop in California, most states in much-watched national test | @jfenster + @BayAreaData @EdSource ow.ly/LD5I30pPmnp #NAEP #testing

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Links I Shared on Twitter Recently: Halloween #BookList Edition (w/ some other fun links saved over the past 2 weeks)

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter over the past two weeks @JensBookPage. I haven't had a lot of time for reading posts and articles, but I did manage to save a slew of links to booklists and gift guides. Other topics include #BookHooks, #DeepLearning, #DigitalMedia, #Diwali, #DyslexiaAwareness, #Failure, #GraphicNovels, #GrowingBookworms, #Halloween, #HistoryBee, #Homework, #JoyOfReading, #KnowledgeGap, #ReadAloud, #ScreenTime, #SocialMedia, journalism, libraries, parenting. Happy Halloween, all! 

Book Lists + Gift Guides

6 Books to Celebrate #Diwali – A timely #BookList from @Literacious ow.ly/rDLO30pMNDd | Wishing all my Hindu friends a joyous Festival of Lights

12 #Halloween Picture Books – Another timely #BookList from @literacious ow.ly/2EPZ30pOyct Spooky #PictureBooks abound! Stay safe, everyone. https://t.co/VszKl22OTx?amp=1

One more #BookList for Halloween from @literacious: Spooky, Scary #MiddleGrade Titles ow.ly/a0nL30pOywa | I love #Serafina + #SpiritHunters

15 #PictureBooks About Bread – Fun #BookList from @literacious ow.ly/Csqx30pLADv | In my house we also love The Three Little Tamales, which is similar at least in spirit

10 #ReadAloud Books for 9 Year Olds for Conversation Miracles ow.ly/dRq330pN3pA | #BookList from @momandkiddo, who urges parents to keep #ReadingAloud to kids at this pivotal age re: #JoyOfReading

Librarian Jennifer Wharton shares a #BookList of Read-Alikes to @goraina's #GraphicNovel hit SMILE ow.ly/UUQw30pKxs | My daughter can vouch for virtually all of the books listed.

Guest Post: 12 #GraphicNovels with Black Protagonists — @GoodComics4Kids #BookList ow.ly/BKAZ30pM8Xg #DiverseBooks

Friendly Haints and Macabre Adventures | 36 Seasonal Titles for #MiddleGrade and #HighSchool Readers | @dgrabarek @sljournal ow.ly/htKF30pK80t #kidlit #YA #BookList

#MiddleGrade Book Gift Guide: 2019 Edition from @brandymuses ow.ly/Xzvo30pKLz9 | #KidLit by category w/ links to reviews

#YALit Gift Guide: 2019 Edition, #BookList categorized + w/ links to reviews by @brandymuses ow.ly/me1H30pMj83

Let the #GiftGuide season commence! Fun stuff in the 10 Best Gifts for #Preschoolers to Boost Their Brains! (Ages 3-5) ow.ly/7iEy30pOygV @momandkiddo

Events, Programs + Research

This is cool. #WimpyKid author Jeff Kinney & his brother Patrick Kinney Discuss their new Who Was? #HistoryBee project @fuseeight ow.ly/nISS30pOywG #nonfiction #reading

Expert Roundtable: Dispelling the Myths and Misunderstandings About #Dyslexia@ReadByExample shares insights from a diverse array of respondents for #DyslexiaAwarenessMonth https://t.co/zpfz93Zum0?amp=1

Growing Bookworms

Continuing the #BookHooks series from @TheReadingTub | Illustrated #ChapterBook Series, combining storytelling + images to help new or struggling readers to fall in love w/ books ow.ly/KHmR30pLAIZ

#BookHooks: Advice + #BookLists from @TheReadingTub for showing busy preteen readers #JoyOfReading via #MiddleGrade #BookSeries ow.ly/yckA30pOynh

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

Meet the @Scholastic Kid Reporters | A roundup of some recent interviews by these 10-14 y.o. journalists ow.ly/EsCp30pLAmM | I love that Scholastic is mentoring kid #journalism, one of my daughter's prospective careers

Parenting, Play + Screen Time

Parents Need to Help Their Children Take Risks - Study suggests parent’s presence can give kids confidence they need ow.ly/gQNU30pMG5s @AlisonGopnik @WSJ #parenting #failure

#SocialMedia Has Not Destroyed a Generation - New findings suggest angst over technology is misplaced, though more research is clearly needed | @LydiaDenworth @sciam ow.ly/qtNE30pMNxD via @drdouggreen

Schools and Libraries

How Not to Get a Standing Ovation at a Teachers' Conference | @alfiekohn knows what will make #teachers applaud, but he tries to also inspire change ow.ly/ElSM30pMjmK | #homework #testing #DeepLearning

A Guide to #DigitalMedia Apps at Your Public Library | 4-part series from @mrskatiefitz ow.ly/W3u630pKLAQ #Overdrive #Libby #Hoopla + more

Why are the waiting lists for library e-books so long? The battle for the future of #eBooks is at local #libraries ow.ly/t3i830pK825 @FastCompany via @tashrow

Testing

What To Make of the 2019 Results from the ”Nation's Report Card” #NAEP, responses from various #EdPolicy thinkers @EducationNext ow.ly/Dmr630pOyeD | #testing #reading #math

Here's @Doug_Lemov's "Hot Take" on #NAEP #Reading Scores: #Schools should invest in #KnowledgeBased instruction. People should read #TheKnowledgeGap by @natwexler

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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: October 18: Defending #GraphicNovels, Pushing Back on Helicopter Parenting + Cell Phones

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include  #AI, #BookFair, #BrainDevelopment, #EarlyChildhoodEd, #EducationResearch, #GraphicNovels, #HigherEd, #Homework, #JoyOfReading, #LoveOfBooks, #ReadingIdentity, #ScreenTime, libraries, parenting, teaching, testing, and writing.

Top Tweet of the Week

GutsIn Defense of #GraphicNovels and Those Who Read Them by @LieslShurtliff @nerdybookclub ow.ly/WpRB30pIaOe | Research shows they challenge readers. Even if they didn't, shaming any child over #ReadingChoices is "a death sentence" to #LoveOfReading

Book Lists

#BookHooks: @TheReadingTub recommends #EasyReader Series "that will have your reader-to-be giggling" + asking for more ow.ly/889530pITvF

50 Upper Middle Grade Books for ages 11-15 ow.ly/jZX730pIBp3 | #BookList from @momandkiddo covering the type of books a friend was just looking for. More mature, but not "YA mature" #kidlit

Events, Programs + Research

It’s Time for the #BookFair for Ballou High #SchoolLibrary | ow.ly/89ML30pIBA4 @chasingray  @BallouLibrary #BookAccess

Thoughts from @DTWillingham on Who to Believe on Twitter re #literacy + #EducationResearch ow.ly/MS4u30pIaJv | Impact of lack of credentials, different views on core truths + people not sharing assumptions matter

Babies As the Ultimate Learning Machines. The future of #AI depends on #computers learning as resourcefully as babies do ow.ly/CJqh30pIayF @AlisonGopnik @WSJ

Nobel Prize in Economics Awarded for Work on Poverty - Tell your children that the 2nd woman ever to win the #NobelPrize for #Economics is also the youngest recipient https://t.co/87DiBwxUzP?amp=1

Growing Bookworms

The growing of a Reader | Wendie Old on how she became a #ChildrensLibrarian after a short-sighted volunteer refused to let her check out books she wanted to read b/c of her grade level ow.ly/qk6g30pIaP5 #JoyOfReading

Using #ReadingNotebook Covers for Reflection and Goal Setting | Looks like a good way to reinforce #ReadingIdentity ow.ly/8hI630pHWin | @ClareLandrigan + @TammyBMulligan @ChoiceLiteracy

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

#Nonfiction #PictureBook Challenge: No apologizing for Nonfiction — Kit Lit Frenzy | ow.ly/mmy130pJbpw | w/ shoutout to some recent nonfiction #GraphicNovels

The Importance of Books, a message from @VanessaHarbour to writers (esp. those #writing #YA) to keep it up ow.ly/hvHi30pIaIe @AwfullyBigBlog | escape, support, understanding + more

Betsy Doesn’t Have Time for Your Nostalgia Today — @fuseeight takes on "any adult who starts publicly mourning the state of children's literature in 2019" ow.ly/VvKi30pIN4E #kidlit

Parenting, Play + Screen Time

#BrainTraining apps don't work, so why are we obsessed with them? | ow.ly/OG2T30pIaGN They "might not boost your #MentalFitness and just make you better at playing games" but it's ok to just enjoy them @SabrinaMWeiss @WiredUK

Do You Teach #EarlyChildhood Ages (as a parent or a #teacher)? This List of Tips, culled from personal experience, Is For You – @HonorsGradU ow.ly/TVME30pIBsi | "Water #play is the cleanest play"

THIS! #HelicopterParenting + bulldozer #parenting are bad for everyone — including parents ow.ly/YZym30pIBOC @MeaganFrancis @NBCNewsTHINK @jesslahey

Schools and Libraries

School completely bans mobile phones. Teachers say kids' behaviour changes - ow.ly/wqBx30pIazK | @WalesOnline via @drdouggreen | More classroom + social engagement, higher test scores. #ScreenTime

This teacher won’t use #textbooks. His students succeed despite that — or maybe because of it. - @washingtonpost via @MindShiftKQED ow.ly/9llK30pIanX #CognitivePsychology #learning

Is #Homework Valuable? Depends on the Grade. #Teachers Share Their Approaches | @Kschwart @MindShiftKQED ow.ly/l9so30pIalO | #parenting

College Students Don’t Want Fancy Libraries - @aliaemily @TheAtlantic ow.ly/JHEw30pIaoS | Digital natives still want real #libraries w/ physical books | #HigherEd

Testing + Higher Ed

Record number of colleges stop requiring the SAT and ACT amid questions of fairness | @atugend @hechingerreport @NewsHour ow.ly/LBTo30pIaBH #HigherEd #testing

College admissions officers rank prospective students based on web browsing, family finances and other data - @washingtonpost @dmac1  @wpnick ow.ly/JbZ430pIBIP #HigherEd #privacy

What will it take to make headway on student achievement? | @LDH_ed @EdSource on recent CA #testing results showing painfully slow progress + persistent equity gaps https://t.co/eipQtc0kCx?amp=1

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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: October 11: The New #HungerGames Book, Recycled Legos and #JoyOfReading

TwitterLinksHere 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

Ballad_of_Songbirds_and_Snakes_Cover_3DToday @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

#NYCC ’19: The Harvey Awards Winners – Congratulations to @StudioJJK + @GraphixBooks on Hey Kiddo's win for Book of the Year ow.ly/hAWC30pGkoE @multiversitycom #GraphicNovels

55 Great #HistoricalFiction Books for Readers Aged 8-14 Years ow.ly/ClvM30pGN3r | Detailed #BookList from @TrevorHCairney (some titles may only be available in Australia)

Top Ten Quick-Start Books for #MiddleSchool that will hook readers right away by @ChristiansenLMS @nerdybookclub ow.ly/G4os30pFCuG #BookList #ReluctantReaders

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

Parents who read to their child on a tablet end up having less interaction together, a new study finds - @cnnhealth via @tashrow ow.ly/gyFO30pFnI0 #ReadAloud #ScreenTime

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

This is interesting (if not surprising): Who (in terms of demographics) doesn’t read books in America? | @pewresearch via @tashrow ow.ly/Znxp30pFnOU #JoyOfReading #EducationalEquity

SCBWI’s Third Annual #Literacy Initiative Gives Books, Builds Dreams, and Offers Hope to Readers In Need | @nerdybookclub @scbwi https://t.co/j3oOjdo8xV?amp=1

Growing Bookworms

Book Hooks: Nurturing #LoveOfReading in the youngest readers via #BoardBook + #PictureBook Series ow.ly/vdHm30pGN20 @TheReadingTub #GrowingBookworms

#Teachers, please read: Readers, in Spite of School by @donalynbooks @nerdybookclub ow.ly/HrYi30pGkPb | "do you think there’s a way we can teach (already engaged readers) ... without killing or disrespecting their reading lives in the process?" #LoveOfReading

Thoughts from @ReadByExample on #ClassroomLibraries + Student Involvement, inspired by recent @donalynbooks questions about #schools + encouraging (or not) #JoyOfReading https://t.co/gyxcuER9k8?amp=1

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

Sometimes writers of #nonfiction books get abused online, too. If you disagree with a writer, don't be vicious or abusive to them personally says @annerooney @AwfullyBigBlog ow.ly/aywt30pGWHg #writing

Fond memories of the @Scholastic #BookFair from @literacious ow.ly/i0TW30pFAqj #JoyOfReading #LoveOfBooks

For those who follow such things, the @nytimes is again making changes to its #BestsellerLists ow.ly/CHNj30pFndb @PublishersWkly via @CynLeitichSmith #Publishing

Parenting + Play

Multitasking is making parents lose it with their kids. Here’s how to break the cycle. @SWMama @onparenting suggests parents try focusing on one thing at a time ow.ly/9AGX30pFkRp | #parenting #focus

Schools and Libraries

UK's first outdoor primary school opens in London. Kids to spend 95% of their days outside ow.ly/6mNP30pFCto | @nomiackerman @EveningStandard via @drdouggreen #OutdoorPlay

Brain Wars: Evaluating #Montessori #Education Principles via lens of Modern #BrainScience - @MarlaSzwast calls it brain-friendly https://t.co/GrRksAiSTx?amp=1

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."

After listening to her 8th graders complain about an assignment, @MsYingling completes her own #BookProject on A Tale of Magic ow.ly/jPFq30pFn2g | #reading #accountability

Finally, Feel Free to Return That Library Book You Checked Out in 1981 | This @WSJ piece is about the #libraries that are eliminating late fees https://t.co/VBXEA5K3Y2?amp=1

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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: October 4: On Encouraging #LoveOfReading + Hard Work in Kids

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include #BookLists, #Bullying, #coding, #eBooks, #GrowingBookworms, #LoveOfBooks, #MentalHealth, #ReadAloud, #ScreenTime, #testing, parenting, publishing, and  hard work. 

Book Lists

11 Best Books for 6-Year-Olds | "the best books for any 6-year-old are the ones they love the most — no matter how silly the story may seem" ow.ly/hYXP30pCpAs | @strategist via @CynLeitichSmith

Chapter Book #ReadAlouds for 1st Graders – excellent #BookList from @literacious ow.ly/7m7x30pCq3G | Please keep sharing books w/ your kids, parents, even if they can read themselves

Books About #Bullying for Kids, new #BookList from @growingbbb ow.ly/7LIo30pEc2M #PictureBooks #MiddleGrade

Latinx and Hispanic #MiddleGrade Books by #OwnVoices Authors, new #BookList from @momandkiddo ow.ly/vN4D30pDNkv #DiverseBooks

Growing Bookworms

Should You Read to Older Children? Why I Read My Tween Bedtime Stories – @SheKnows ow.ly/ThMw30pEBLM | I love that this mom + her 12 y.o. daughter still read #PictureBooks together

Hook them on Reading with Book Series ow.ly/PlVQ30pEZNp | Series satisfy our inner need for serial stories + provide the comfort of familiarity for kids, says @TheReadingTub  | #JoyOfReading

Parents play a key role in fostering children's #LoveOfReading | "Continue to read to your child" + more | ow.ly/B90q30pCpWn | @medical_xpress @ConversationUS @tashrow

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

How Do Kids Learn to Read? What the Science Says + why systematic, explicit #phonics instruction is important ow.ly/hCI930pF01g@educationweek via @JGCanada #ReadingInstruction

Strange Bookmarks: An Overview — funny post (if somewhat disturbing for #BookLovers) @100scopenotes ow.ly/Fgsr30pDNmb

Why This Librarian Is Using Twitter To Fight Changes To Library #Ebook Pricing Terms ow.ly/5eRq30pCpTi @kidsilkhaze @Forbes #publishing

Children's books are tackling dark and taboo topics. AU author Morris Gleitzman says that's nothing to be afraid of - @abcnews via @tashrow ow.ly/HgIi30pCpIB | #kidlit #censorship

Parenting, Play + Screen Time

#School Doesn't Have to Be Fun All the Time, Hard Work Benefits Kids, even if it doesn't always pay off | Good stuff from @kagmoran @WeAreTeachers ow.ly/m5S530pDNlt #Failure

More good advice: Do You Think Your Child is Being Lazy with Their Schoolwork? How to tell + how to help them overcome it ow.ly/Ewch30pDNo1 | "Working hard is transferable" says @MarlaSzwast

Not all #ScreenTime causes kids to underperform in school, study says. Only the time spent watching TV + playing #VideoGames mattered. But kids spend a lot of time on those ow.ly/hpi430pEbQx @CTVNews @drdouggreen

Students in high-achieving schools are now named an “at-risk” group because of impact of chronic stress on health + well-being ow.ly/Lh9930pDN95 @washingtonpost #MentalHealth #parenting

STEM

Teen Hackers Try to Convince Parents They Are Up to Good - @juliejargon @WSJ ow.ly/ac7230pEBQn | #Coding #STEM | "Hacking club" apparently sounds cooler than "coding club"

Why Girls’ Superior #Reading Skills May Be Lowering Their Future Salaries – @ResearchDigest ow.ly/bnUU30pF05t | Girls who are good at #math tend to be even better at #reading + to focus on that instead of #STEM fields

Testing

Support Builds For Making the #SAT Untimed For Everyone: A possible solution to the "Gaming the System" problem @gtoppo @EducationNext ow.ly/jH5H30pEccR #testing #VarsityBlues #EducationalEquity

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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: September 27: #ReadingLevels, #PlayBasedLearning + Deferring #Smartphones for Kids

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include #BookLists, #BookSelection, #ClassroomLibraries, #eBooks, #GraphicNovels, #GrowthMindset, #LoveOfBooks, #PictureBooks, #play, #ReadingLevels, #ScreenTime, parenting, publishing, reading, and schools. 

Top Tweet of the Week

Here's what I'd like to know. How many kids around the country today are hoping to do poorly on the Star Reading Test, so that (w/ lower #ReadingLevel) they can read books that they actually want to read? #AR #testing #JoyOfReading #Schools  [Not a link, but this tweet generated some nice discussion last weekend.]

Book Lists

The BEST List of Preschool Books About Seasons, new #BookList from @growingbbb ow.ly/iljM30pAHII #PictureBooks

If You Like The #HungerGames... Read These Next! #BookList from @momandkiddo | I would add the #Uglies + #Imposters series from @ScottWesterfeld

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

#BookGirl by Sarah Clarkson @thoroughlyalive: How To Choose Books – I chimed in on discussion on #BookSelection @semicolonblog ow.ly/zTTB30pAUW6

Physical books still outsell #eBooks — and here's why ow.ly/eJxB30pzOg2 | @MerylHalls tells @CNBC that people love to display what they've read + signal #LoveOfBooks to the world

Bring Back #Handwriting: It’s Good for Your Brain - @markhamh @elemental via @TheReadingTub ow.ly/SZPA30pzO8K | #writing #MentalHealth

New study finds that Our Brains Represent The Meaning Of Words the Same Way Whether We Read Them Or Hear Them – @EmmaELYoung @ResearchDigest ow.ly/whrd30pBAh2 #reading #Audiobooks #eBooks

Why New @goraina Graphic Memoir ‘Guts’ Has A One Million Copy Print Run ow.ly/t2Ax30pzObK | @Forbes @Scholastic via @tashrow | "Raina is a fantastic advocate" for the message that #GraphicNovels are real #reading

Children + Authors To Collaborate on The #StorySeeds #Podcast, Launching this Fall w/ the #Kidlitosphere's own @fuseeight as host ow.ly/YwAg30pBm8B @LitSafariMedia

Parenting, Play + #ScreenTime

We Need to Define #PlayBasedLearning#Play is not a child going through structured stations in a classroom, says @HonorsGradU. It is truly child led. https://t.co/WZIlsqgFxl?amp=1

Girls vs. Boys: Brain Differences Might Explain Tech Behaviors (girls spending time on #SocialMedia + boys on #gaming) | @juliejargon @WSJ ow.ly/JRy530pC1jL | #ScreenTime

I liked this piece in @TheAtlantic about why Sarah P. Weeldreyer Won't Buy Her Teenagers Smartphones ow.ly/qpd830pAmY1 #ScreenTime #parenting

Schools and Libraries

The Smaller Class Size Debate- What’s the Deal With The Numbers? – @HonorsGradU ow.ly/nXEZ30pC1Wy | Research finds "Class sizes need to be 13-17 students in order to be considered small enough to yield impactful advances." Worth the cost?

Schools will dump it': expert raises doubts over schools' ability to teach #GrowthMindset ow.ly/3p6F30pANjx @smh via @greg_ashman

Creating and Maintaining a #ClassroomLibrary that gives kids an authentic #reading life, instead of defining them by #ReadingLevels by Savannah Campbell @nerdybookclub https://t.co/FwRQ0DEKIh?amp=1

How 'Standards' Work In A New Knowledge-Driven #Reading Curriculum - @Doug_Lemov ow.ly/cFbf30pBAtL #SpacedPractice #BackgroundKnowledge

I Should Have Thanked My #Teachers. I regret I never told them how profound their effect on me was, says former MLB commissioner Fay Vincent @WSJopinion https://t.co/okZ27fWyvB?amp=1

Good piece on helping students to remember things. The difference between #EpisodicMemory + #SemanticMemory -> working on the latter before planning memorable experiences @ClareSealy @EducationNext

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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: September 20: Helicopter Parenting, Giftedness, and Read Alouds in the Classroom

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include #BookAwards, #BookLists, #CognitiveScience, #Giftedness, #KnowledgeGap, #MentalHealth, #neurodiversity, #ReadAloud, #ScreenTime, #teaching, #VideoGames, friendship, libraries, and parenting.

Top Tweet of the Week

Want better readers? Spend less time #teaching kids to find the main idea, #KnowledgeGap author @natwexler argues ow.ly/sQ8730pyTQc | #CognitiveScience #BackgroundKnowledge #AchievementGap

Book Lists + Awards

The @nationalbook Award Longlist for Young People’s Literature, shared by @tashrow ow.ly/70br30pyqyH #kidlit #YA

10 Books for Readers Who Love The Baby-Sitters Club, a #BookList from @momandkiddo ow.ly/aGKX30pwWLj #BSC #MiddleGradeFiction

#Neurodiversity in Middle Grade Books | #BookList featuring viewpoint characters w/ dyslexia, ADHD, sensory disorders, anxiety + more @momandkiddo

Growing Bookworms

Why Do Some People Love Reading? Nice piece by @jpinsk in @TheAtlantic| Model reading for your kids as "a private pleasure-delivery system" ow.ly/DoXC30pzqFm via @DTWillingham #JoyOfReading

On the joys of implementing a #PictureBook #bookaday #ReadAloud in Middle School – @heisereads @ChoiceLiteracy ow.ly/2Qbs30pwSFg #ClassroomBookADay

Parenting, Screen Time + Play

Keeping Tabs on Your Kids: The Latest Parental Controls From Apple, Google and Amazon - @juliejargon @WSJ ow.ly/lJfJ30pyTBE #parenting #ScreenTime

Tips on not being a Helicopter Mom from @HonorsGradU ow.ly/W7hX30pyqy7 #Parenting #Resilience #Independence

When You Think Your Child’s Teacher Is a Bad Fit, when to act vs. when you should step back + stop helicoptering - @WSJ ow.ly/GL0O30pyqiP #parenting

Research and Behavior

The Evolutionary Benefit of #Friendship. Friends made us smarter + gave us more potential, says @farnamstreet ow.ly/5qLW30pyqMW #EvolutionaryBiology

How To Cope Under Pressure, According To Psychology – @EmmaELYoung @ResearchDigest ow.ly/G1yc30pyqFw #StressMindsets #MentalHealth

When False Claims Are Repeated, We Start To Believe They Are True — Here’s How Behaving Like A Fact-Checker Can Help – @mattbwarren @ResearchDigest ow.ly/X29M30pwWJU | Thinking about whether things are true or not when you first hear them helps later

Americans Don’t Fully Trust Many Who Hold Positions of Power and Responsibility | New @pewresearch survey finds K-12 #SchoolPrincipals, cops + military at the top, congress + tech leaders at the bottom re: trust https://t.co/uAvOTnvgtk?amp=1

Schools and Libraries

New teaching tool in history class: ‘Assassin’s Creed’ #VideoGame@gcacho @EastBayTimes ow.ly/vBB730pyTHZ | Color me skeptical. Note results showed students taught "old school" way learned better

10 Things the Movie #ThePublic Got Right About #Libraries@literacious ow.ly/eFwG30pwWNg | Yes, people wait outside for the library to open

A Reminder from @jasonrileywsj, citing Chester Finn, that Not All #GiftedChildren Are From Affluent Families ow.ly/MXvZ30pyTDK | #SchoolReform #AP #CollegeBoard

4 Poll Results That'll Shape the 2020 Election #EdPolicy Debates. What struck me: parents, esp. nonwhite parents, + teachers support stricter school discipline, even as CA is legislating the opposite @EducationNext https://t.co/zuRxhzJAE1?amp=1

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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: September 13: Growing Bookworms, Academic Retention, Reading Logs + More

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include #BookLists, #CharterSchools, #CriticalThinking, #Dyslexia, #GraphicNovels, #GrowingBookworms, #GrowthMindset, #HigherEd, #homework, #iGen, #JoyOfReading, #PoliticalCorrectness, #ReadingLogs, #SummerSlide, libraries, publishing, schools, teachers, and writing.

Top Tweet of the Week

The Most Powerful Way To Instill – And Keep – A #LoveOfReading – Good recommendations from @Kateywrites at All The Wonders ow.ly/Toof30pvtPe #parenting

Book Lists

JoyPictureBook#PictureBooks that Spark Joy and Encourage #Play | #BookReviews + #BookList from @kegancunningham ow.ly/2m2h30pvtRb

Children's #GraphicNovels with No Violence that are still action-packed | #BookList from @momandkiddo https://t.co/dQCkHoPrlv?amp=1

Magical #MiddleGrade #GraphicNovels that Celebrate the Weirdness of Growing Up | @emsteinkellner @BookishHQ ow.ly/c9xd30pupTx via @tashrow

Events + Literacy Programs

Get ready for the UK's National #LibrariesWeek by Dawn Finch @AwfullyBigBlog ow.ly/TSCm30puDLQ | #Library facts + links | #DigitalLiteracy

Growing Bookworms

HowToRaiseAReaderNYT editor @PamelaPaulNYT shares tips from her latest book on ‘How to Raise a Reader’ | @WTOP via @MrsPstorytime ow.ly/CzwG30pw801 | #GrowingBookworms #IntrinsicRewards

Reading Their Way! Upside Down is Totally Okay. @TheReadingTub makes the case for letting toddlers hold the book however they like, to cultivate #JoyOfReading ow.ly/RU5r30pw845

A reminder from @ClareLandrigan that A #Reading Life Is Not Linear. Teachers need to accept detours along students' paths to #JoyOfReading ow.ly/5vTm30pvtXq @nerdybookclub

Higher Ed

‘Nope, You’re Not Special.’ How the College Scam Mastermind Rick Singer Recruited Families - @jenniferlevitz + @melissakorn @WSJ ow.ly/2TjY30purPu | #HighedEd #parenting

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

Inventing a new verb, 'to snowflakize' | publishing's good-intentions-gone-mad outcome of banning too many things from children's books by Anne Rooney @AwfullyBigBlog ow.ly/GsMA30pvtTU

MIT Technology Review young writers essay contest (must be under 18) - “What do adults not know about my generation and technology?” ow.ly/vsts30puDuW @techreview via @drdouggreen #writing #iGen

Parenting + Play

HowTheOtherHalfLearnsThe Secret of a #CharterSchool ’s Success? Parents. "School culture and parent buy-in matter" for educational outcomes, says @rpondiscio @WSJ in essay adapted from coming book https://t.co/iTLpNkMROr?amp=1

Great piece from @everead on why You Should Definitely Read Mindset by #CarolDweck ow.ly/IOla30puso7 | #GrowthMindset #parenting | I also recommend #MathematicalMindsets by @joboaler

Schools and Libraries

The Email that @pernilleripp Sends Every Year Requesting For Her Children To Not Have to Do #ReadingLogs ow.ly/sHop30pw3pS | I'm happy not to have any requirement for that again this year

Thoughts on the Power of Questions for #Learning + tips for improving yours from @farnamstreet https://t.co/r0U1Phe4PN?amp=1

A #reading ‘crisis’: Why some New York City parents created a #CharterSchool for dyslexic students ow.ly/IhhH30puWTO @Chalkbeat via @MindShiftKQED | #LearningDisabilities #Phonic #ReadingInstruction

HomeworkMythgThe Crucial Steps in #Education Are the Ones We May Have Skipped, like focusing #IntrinsicMotivation vs. extrinsic + asking how to stop #grading or why to assign #homework at all @alfiekohn ow.ly/7fnr30puDVG

Educator: There's A Mass Teacher Exodus, Not Shortage | Negative incentives + #testing drive people out #teaching ow.ly/m0V230puDPK | Testing $ should be spent on books (+ other needs) instead | @slekar @WPR

Boosting School Quality Remains a Slog for States, Nation - @EvieBlad @educationweek ow.ly/9mhs30puq4q #ESSA #EdReform

Michigan teachers: Flunking won’t help kids read. We have better ideas. ow.ly/K2HV30puWVw | @BridgeMichigan via @MindShiftKQED | #ReadingInstruction #AcademicRetention

Miscellaneous Research Studies

MindWideOpenAn idea from @Doug_Lemov to replace #LearningStyles w/ #AttentionTypes after reading chapter on attention + sensory channels in the brain by @stevenbjohnson https://t.co/8gpZkRxBTR?amp=1

Research on how to teach #CriticalThinking contradicts education trends | @DTWillingham reports scientists are united in their belief that #ContentKnowledge is crucial, but #Schools are teaching skills in isolation ow.ly/OKLR30pw3DM @hechingerreport

True or False: The #SummerSlide Is Real. Researchers are looking at this again, after trouble replicating original 30 year old study on #learning loss + #AchievementGap ow.ly/p2eb30puDeT @mcjomcg @WSJ

“Politically Incorrect” Speakers Are Seen As More Authentic — Especially If The Audience Already Shares Their Views – but come across as less warm ow.ly/OxFh30pw3wZ #PoliticalCorrectness @ResearchDigest @EmmaELYoung

Harvard study shows that students learn more when classrooms employ #ActiveLearning strategies, but think they don't. Further evidence that student evaluations aren't correlated w/ #learning https://t.co/DdfzuHA9NM?amp=1

Wouldn't this be nice? People’s Responses To News Clips Suggest There Is A Greater Market For Happy Stories Than Journalists Realise – @mattbwarren @ResearchDigest https://t.co/cwSs7O6GcZ?amp=1

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