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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: August 23: #BackToSchool Books + Advice for Nurturing #JoyOfLearning

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week #Audiobooks, #BookAwards, #BookLists, #Cybils, #DiverseBooks, #EducationalEquity, #FreeRangeKids, #GraphicNovels, #GrowingBookworms, #Homework, #JoyOfReading, #NoSummerSlide, #OutdoorPlay, #reading, #SchoolChoices, #STEM, libraries, publishing, recess, and schools. 

Top Tweet of the Week

Cybils-Logo-2019-RoundHey there, people who blog (incl. non-tradl platforms like YouTube, Instagram, etc.) about #kidlit + #YA: It’s the 2019 #Cybils Call for Judges!! | Help select the best-written, most kid-friendly titles of the year ow.ly/pWr130poAMU

Book Lists + Awards

My Favorite Back to School #PictureBooks for 2019 – #BookList from @pernilleripp w/ older + newer titles https://t.co/dk3MrgZcSp?amp=1

Crack the Code! 9 Books About Puzzles and Codes for 9- to 12-Year-Olds | A #BookList my 9 y.o. will love from @denabooks @ReadBrightly ow.ly/rUNV30pnMjN #kidlit

ProphetCallsBridging the Gap Between #MiddleGrade and #YoungAdult: Upper Middle Grade – A useful #BookList from @MGBookVillage https://t.co/qgbmtJwoVk?amp=1

A contemporary, diverse 6th-8th Grade Back To School Reading List that @literacious "can guarantee kids will love" ow.ly/vbIy30pnij7 #BookList #DiverseBooks

Lodestar Award For Best Young Adult Science Fiction Or Fantasy Book Announced, reports @gail_gauthier ow.ly/zset30pnMwa | Congratulations to Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi @MacKidsBooks #SFF #YA

#Kidlit + #YA bloggers: You can find more details about the 2019 #CYBILS Call for Judges @literacious ow.ly/69Vt30poR1X | Identify excellent + kid-appealing titles in #fiction, #nonfiction, #poetry, #GraphicNovels + more

Growing Bookworms

CatInTheHatOn The Importance of #PictureBooks for babies, toddlers + older children | @vanessalobue @PsychToday ow.ly/VQmK30pmMJS #literacy #LoveOfBooks

Expert Tips for Keeping Busy Kids Connected to Books | Advice gathered by @olugbemisola @ReadBrightly ow.ly/mXMM30pnMlw | I especially liked “Nothing without joy!”

Ten Ways to Get Reluctant Adolescent Readers Reading by Sherri K. Wilcox @nerdybookclub ow.ly/x8DB30pninA #GrowingBookworms #ReadingCulture

#NoSummerSlide Week 12 – It’s a Secret, tips from @TheReadingTub to sneak in some #literacy while running Spy Training Camp! ow.ly/8hUt30pnipE | We did spy camp at our house a couple of summers ago :-)

I like this idea from @100scopenotes for #SchoolLibraries: Kids + Books + Instax (instant prints of kids w/ favorite books) ow.ly/P35M30po61M #JoyOfReading

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

GutsIn today's obvious news that I still appreciated, @WSJ reports that #GraphicNovels are taking off w/ young readers ow.ly/EQJA30po5qf #kidlit #JoyOfReading

I’d Rather Read With My Ears - @WSJopinion on the joys of #Audiobooks ow.ly/U33830po5vr | #reading

Breaking Down the Changes to E-Content in Your Local #Libraries: What You Need to Know — @FuseEightmow.ly/HV9930poRek #eBooks #Audiobooks #Publishing

Parenting, Play + Screen Time

RT @RitaPlatt: Free range children. It's hard. It's scary. But, parents, we have to let them play. Walk to the store, ride their bikes, find new friends, explore their world. Without our intervention. @NewYorkTimes11 nytimes.com/2019/08/17/opi

RevivingOpheliaThe Lonely Burden of Today’s Teenage Girls - new research by Mary Pipher and Sara Pipher Gilliam suggests many are becoming more anxious, depressed + solitary ow.ly/1LjN30pniEK @WSJ #SocialMedia

#Homework Doesn’t Have to Be a Constant Battle - an educational psychologist shares constructive ways to get kids to do their h/w ow.ly/aFT430poVqM | Clare Ansberry @WSJ #parenting

‘Adult Recess’ Is Booming, Because Being a Grown-Up Is Hard - @WSJ ow.ly/26rR30po5A0 | I say do what you like, as long as the people participating also support plenty of #recess for kids in #schools

Kids may need to learn to love nature - study finds preference for outdoors isn't a given in childhood + seems to increase over time ow.ly/O94930poR73 #OutdoorPlay @FuturityNews @drdouggreen

Schools and Libraries

FlowNovelty and Mystery – ideas from @ReadByExample to capture students' attention + help them find #flow ow.ly/If0V30pnip5 | Engage the senses when #reading, + more

Public Support Grows for Higher #TeacherPay, School Spending and Expanded #SchoolChoice per 2019 @EducationNext Poll ow.ly/2eGN30po5Oh #CommonCore support also rebounding

Growing Advanced Placement in Montgomery County, MD to improve #EducationalEquity: interesting book excerpt @EducationNext ow.ly/DWgh30poRbq | #AP #schools

How a flawed idea is teaching millions of kids to be poor readers | Cueing theory / MSV still being used in #ReadingInstruction despite being debunked by cognitive scientists, says @apmreports @ehanford https://t.co/4m414Cw61N?amp=1

Distracted students? San Mateo CA High is locking up cell phones ow.ly/6amI30po5h1 @mercnews #Yondr #schools

This is pretty neat: #Library receipt goes viral after reader saves more than $7,000 (over time) by borrowing books ow.ly/hZy430pmMQk | via @tashrow

STEM

How Revising #Math Exams Turns Students Into Learners, Not Processors | @MindShiftKQED @KaraNewhouse ow.ly/dAZx30poRBR #GrowthMindset

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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: August 16: Preschool Books, Literary Lots + Deep Work in Schools

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include #AchievementGap, #BookLists, #DiverseBooks, #HigherEd, #homework, #introversion, #JoyOfReading, #NoSummerSlide, #OwnVoices, #play, #SocialMedia, libraries, privacy, reading, schools, and writing.

Top Tweet of the Week

Naked64 #Preschool Books You Didn't Know You Needed, #PictureBook #BookList from @momandkiddo organized by theme: nature, imagination, folklore, etc. https://t.co/1M0SYryBrS?amp=1

BookLists

This week in the @literacious Summer of #Nonfiction: #GraphicNovels ow.ly/Hziu30pmeDZ | Useful #BookList for parents of GN-obsessed kids being nudged to read more nonfiction at school

The First Day and Beyond: 8 #PictureBooks About Kindergarten for Kids | #BackToSchool #BookList by Dena McMurdie @ReadBrightly https://t.co/CV5laYbCC6?amp=1

Diversity + Gender

The Struggle between #DiverseBooks and #OwnVoices@MGBookVillage ow.ly/KMg730pkhvm | Suggestions per @SaadiaFaruq for "white readers + writers ... who’d rather be on the right side of the #OwnVoices struggle"

Events, Programs + Research

A #college degree still pays off for most students, but not for everyone (inflation, flat wages) ow.ly/ux5230pkhRz @JMitchellWSJ #HigherEd | Not covered in this piece is the people who fail to graduate but incur debt

4 new studies bolster the case: More money for schools helps low-income students, though how the money is spent matters, too ow.ly/MHXy30pmkeL @matt_barnum @Chalkbeat #SchoolFunding

Growing Bookworms

CloudyMeatballsSuper cool! @LiteraryLots (temporary, real-life constructions of popular children's book scenes) spread #JoyOfReading in Cleveland neighborhood ow.ly/ypsH30pkKCC @GMA

Creating a #Reading Culture in the Classroom by @annhagedorn @nerdybookclub ow.ly/uMRq30pkyAI | Ideas for #teachers to nurture #JoyOfReading, like student #BookTalks

#NoSummerSlide Week 11 – What’s the Word? #WordGames for developing + older readers ow.ly/46pK30plczs #literacy @TheReadingTub

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

WhyTheyCantWriteIdeas for Teaching #Writing A Book Review by Carrie Rodusky @nerdybookclub ow.ly/v3x830pkhGg | "The IDEA is the basic skill of writing, NOT sentences" + "Make writing meaningful" for students

A #SocialMedia Guide for #Introverts - @WSJ ow.ly/trM630plbIo | "recent research suggests that it is introverts who benefit most from using social media" even if they find it challenging to do

A call for #teachers by @thereadingzone to look at whether people you follow on Twitter + Instagram are there for their own self-promotion or to share pedagogy? @Medium #SocialMedia https://t.co/QzrUPmVJxX?amp=1

New CEO James Daunt Wants to Make Barnes & Noble Your Local Bookstore, run like collection of #IndependentBookstores ow.ly/qPg130pkk30 @BNBuzz @WSJ @SaabiraC

Parenting + Play

LetChildrenPlayThis! We should take a lesson from Finland, follow doctors’ orders + build our schools, homes + communities on the #learning language of children: #play ow.ly/HoY930pki2m @pasi_sahlberg + @williamdoylenyc @WSJopinion

Schools and Libraries

#HighSchools + #Colleges Fight Websites That Sell #Homework Help - @Tawnell @WSJ ow.ly/BA1L30plxuc | This is basically out in the open as a service now

#AchievementGap question still unanswered in #CA despite #LCCF spending | @DanCALmatters ow.ly/lDLl30plxsC | #EducationalEquity

Memphis 3rd grade #reading scores dip as district builds case for retaining students ow.ly/VICI30pki9P @kebedefaith @Chalkbeat

DeepWorkDepartment of Unpopular Opinions: The Skillful Management of Attention is the Key to Success in a High-Tech Society | @Doug_Lemov shares implications of #DeepWork by Cal Newport for #schools ow.ly/3qYq30pkBEX #Focus

Another review of #TheKnowledgeGap by @natwexler ow.ly/9E7g30plork "Anyone who seeks to understand ... educational ideas in American #schools and beyond should place it on the top of their #SummerReading list" @greg_ashman

Knowledge Only Adds to #Reading; I Don't See How It Subtracts - @Doug_Lemov on how students are enjoying a knowledge-driven ELA curriculum https://t.co/URLme1B6d0?amp=1

Sigh. Amid a #literacy crisis, Michigan’s #SchoolLibrarians have all but disappeared ow.ly/Sj5y30pkKxr @levin_koby @Chalkbeat | The @Scholastic #KFRR, among other studies, showed that librarians help nurture #LoveOfReading

How the New York Public Library Guards #Privacy in the Digital Age - Amber Burton @WSJ ow.ly/ijCm30plc2h @nypl | @TonyAgeh: #Libraries are a "sanctuary of sorts"

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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: August 9: Learning Disabilities, Cybils Awards + National Book Lovers Day

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include #Audiobooks, #BookLists, #Cybils, #EthnicStudies, #FlexibleSeating, #GrowthMindset, #JoyOfReading, #KnowledgeGap, #NationalBookLoversDay, #NoSummerSlide, #Play, #ScreenTime, #STEM, #TriggerWarnings, learning, nonfiction, schools, teaching, and writing.

Top Tweet of the Week

Dispelling Myths Around #LearningDisabilities | Report: 1 in 5 students struggle w/ learning or attention issues. Only 17 percent of teachers feel prepared to support them @YoukiTerada  @edutopia https://t.co/tRZK8qspAE?amp=1

Book Lists + Awards

Cybils-Logo-2019-RoundThe 2019 #CybilsAwards (for high quality, kid-friendly #kidlit) are COMING soon. Nominations open 10/1 | Get your new logos here: ow.ly/6qAj30pjzTx

The Best So Far: 2019 #PictureBook Biographies Done Exceedingly Well, per @fuseeight ow.ly/K3ZT30pjA5m #BookList #nonfiction

Library Collections: Beginning #ChapterBook Series | Jennifer Wharton analyzes her collection by genre, protagonist, reading level + more. Great resource for #librarians looking for ideas ow.ly/NvGz30pjzSx

Diversity + Gender

Editorial Board @latimes | California's proposed new #EthnicStudies curriculum is jargon-filled and all-too-PC + "is more about imposing predigested political views on students than about widening their perspectives" https://t.co/3LLdFOh3yu?amp=1

Events, Programs + Research

Tomorrow (8/9) is #NationalBookLoversDay. "Sit back, relax and READ! Don’t forget to share the #JoyOfReading w/ the young people in your life." @NationalDayCal https://t.co/1vwi8GmDXw?amp=1

Growing Bookworms

CorduroyAudioEarly August #LiteracyTips Newsletter (excerpt) from @TheReadingTub w/ resources for using #audiobooks w/ kids ow.ly/2MJJ30pjA9f | Yes, listening to books IS #reading

#NoSummerSlide Week 10 @TheReadingTub – Where in the World? Guiding kids in exploring their world + interests more deeply ow.ly/5Xnb30pjzUn #literacy #SummerLearning

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

3 Reasons Your Students Hate #Writing w/ suggestions for what to tell them, from @paul_emerich https://t.co/J8kyKVcCOR?amp=1

Parenting + Play

Moving Grows the Brain + is key to success for #students - "Our mind needs us to move and exercise for its health just as much as our body does." @MarlaSzwast ow.ly/8v7e30pjzWO #OutdoorPlay

Schools and Learning

KnowledgeGapThe case for #teaching about sharks and mummies, not captions and the main idea, to build student engagement + #LoveOfReading ow.ly/lfB830pjAlz @natwexler @Chalkbeat #KnowledgeGap

A Proof Point for the Value of #GrowthMindsets | David Yeager @FutureEdGU ow.ly/Hl2y30pjAnm @nature #learning

The #FlexibleSeating Spectrum – @paul_emerich shares his evolving thoughts after discussion w/ his #PLN ow.ly/35CF30pjzXG | #teaching

Toddler brains resist learning from screens, even video chat. "The best way for infants + toddlers to learn... is through positive interactions w/ an adult" ow.ly/1Z8130pjzN0 @yordygirl @medical_xpress via @drdouggreen

Evolving thoughts from @pernilleripp + her #PLN On #TriggerWarnings for #ClassroomLibraries and Potential #Censorship

#HighSchool Naps May Boost Learning for Sleep-Deprived Teenagers - @SarahDSparks @educationweek https://t.co/xbcpQq8Okw?amp=1

STEM

EdibleScience#STEM Tuesday Spin Off: Oh, Those Summer Nights Edition – @MGBookVillage ow.ly/oCWc30pjRKs | #Kidlit featuring creatures of the night, starry skies, cookouts + more

This is neat: A giant Rube Goldberg machine is being assembled at @TheTechInteract in San Jose. Team is aiming for a @GWR for longest chain reaction. ow.ly/nPw530pjRt7 #STEM #CivilEngineering

© 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: August 2: Attendance Awards, Rereading, Happiness + Birthday Books

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include #BookLists, #GraphicNovels, #HigherEd, #JoyOfReading, #KidLitCon, #Math, #NoSummerSlide, #Play, #ReadAloud, #ReReading, #ViewpointDiversity, #VocationalEd, parenting, reading, and writing. 

Top Tweet of the Week

Why You Should Put Down Your Phone And Say Hello To A Stranger. Even brief eye contact increases people's sense of inclusion + belonging + thus > #happiness. ow.ly/7VYi30pe4F1 @NicolausWriting @NPR

Book Lists

CharlieAndTheChocolate9 Books to Celebrate #NationalMilkChocolateDay - Delicious #BookList from @literacious ow.ly/SoBm30pezWE | I kind of want to watch the original #WillyWonka movie now

A Roundup of #PictureBooks for a Hot Summer Day ow.ly/W6BM30pe7ON | #BookList from @randomlyreading

Top 30 Picks for Social Emotional Learning #PictureBooks from @thisreadingmama ow.ly/b1gg30pgfR0 | #SEL #BookLists

Diversity + Gender

You’re probably making incorrect assumptions about your opposing political party. That's a recipe for national decline if we can't work to better understand our opponents @arthurbrooks @washingtonpost ow.ly/8jTC30pe4wa #ViewpointDiversity

UC imposes political litmus test on faculty | In the name of #diversity test would make the overwhelmingly liberal UC faculty even less ideologically diverse says @DanCALmatters ow.ly/jU2Z30pezp2 #IdeologicalDiversity #ViewpointDiversity #HigherEd

Events, Programs + Research

KidLitCon2020LogoAnnouncing #KidLitCon 2020 in Ann Arbor, MI! – @KidLitCon @alibrarymama ow.ly/8DQJ30pfIhZ | The theme of this year's conference for #KidLit bloggers + authors is "Seeing Clearly" [2020 KidLitCon logo designed by Sarah Stevenson and Heather Pacheco.]

Growing Bookworms

Great stuff on the Benefits ( #JoyOfReading + #literacy skills) for kids of #Rereading this week @Books_Between + conversation w/ @dataquilter from @Scholastic https://t.co/S8fH6bUXPm

RealFriendsLove this! #Reading specialist + #SchoolLibrarian create after-school workshop for #GraphicNovel geeks to read, celebrate + create GNs ow.ly/XqRg30pe4eL | @fitzbtwnshelves + @megangrant87 @nerdybookclub

The Power Of 'Just #Reading' A Good Novel | ow.ly/HhIl30pfaa8 Teachers "might want to try spending less time on “skills” and more on just plunging into a good, long story", boosting #ReadingComprehension + #JoyOfReading | @natwexler @Forbes

#NoSummerSlide Week 9 @TheReadingTub – Let’s Go to the Movies ow.ly/Z2vp30peA3v | I like the Book or Movie Competition idea to include #literacy

HappyBirthdayHamsterClassroom Birthday Book Basket Idea from @growingbbb : Fill a Basket w/ Birthday-Themed #PictureBooks + let birthday child select a #ReadAloud https://t.co/RhjjK0pJ23

HigherEd

Depth Over Breadth: The value of #Vocational Education, including in-depth study, in U.S. #HighSchools @EducationNext ow.ly/YltR30pfwcV #WorkforcePrep #HigherEd

Sigh. College Financial-Aid Tactic / Loophole: Wealthy Parents Transfer Away Legal Guardianship of Their Teens so Kids Get Need-Based Aid - @dougbelkin @WSJ ow.ly/wap030pfdIV #HigherEd

Follow-Up: The College #FinancialAid Guardianship Loophole and the Woman Who Thought It Up ow.ly/v3eX30pghpd @dougbelkin @WSJ #HigherEd

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

FanGirlThoughts on children's literature that refers to children's literature (vs. prior references more to classic adult literature) - Clémentine Beauvais @AwfullyBigBlog ow.ly/4XUE30peA4w #kidlit

Why Teachers Should Write, reflectively + for an audience, w/ tips for getting started - @JustinMinkel @EdWeekTeacher ow.ly/uJ3630pggvf | #writing #teaching

Why #Writing Sucks and We Need to Talk About It | @pernilleripp on the need to be direct about issues students have w/ writing ow.ly/nTSW30pdDPS | #WritingIdentity #JoyOfLearning

Parenting + Play

Author #JohnMarsden on the 'toxic' #parenting pandemic: 'By limiting children’s exposure to danger ... we are limiting their ability to mature, develop resilience + independence" @Celina_Ribeiro_ @guardian ow.ly/I8GV30pf9Vo via @gail_gauthier

#FacialRecognition Tech Comes to Schools + Summer Camps - ow.ly/yxD330pggfo @juliejargon @WSJ | As a parent, I intend to steer clear of this for as long as possible, though it's probably inevitable

Schools and Libraries

How Attendance Awards (at least for older kids) Backfire | @UKnowHGSE @leahjshafer ow.ly/35rL30pezhG | Awards intended to motivate can do the opposite | #ExtrinsicMotivation

#EducationPolicy Helped These States Beat the Socioeconomic Curve. @MichaelPetrilli @EducationNext https://t.co/Ao3ZeRjP6r posits that national trends in test scores are driven mostly by economics, but some states transcend that via policies

How Might We Remove the “Floaties” & Give Students “Goggles” Instead? This is, how can #teachers set conditions for students to push themselves forward? #TeacherMom @HonorsGradU ow.ly/gheU30pg6Py

STEM

Using #Play to Teach #Math | ow.ly/mzg030pezYy | @MatthewOldridge @edutopia via @drdouggreen | #Flow #GuidedPlay #STEM

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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: July 26: Reducing #ScreenTime + Increasing #BookAccess for Kids

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage.  There's a lot of great stuff this week. Topics include #BookAccess, #ClassroomLibraries, #FreePlay, #GenderRoles, #GraphicNovels, #homework, #NoSummerSlide, #phonics, #PictureBooks, #ScreenTime, #SocialMedia, #STEM, #SummerReading, parenting, reading, schools, teaching, and writing.

Events, Programs + Research

MarleyDiasFree Book Vending Machines Launched Across All NYC Boroughs – @CBSNewYork via @tashrow ow.ly/Em0p30pafeC | #BookAccess @JetBlue @iammarleydias

You Get a Book and You Get a Book and You Get a Book! @nerdybookclub @PrincipalGarden shares her students' joy in receiving free books at a school #BookSwap ow.ly/Hoqi30paVYW #BookAccess

"Literacy is life. (@right2readproj agrees) Especially for children of color and in poverty." @vesiawils fights for her new grandchild's education, after fighting for others https://t.co/o5DgbiEvdF

Growing Bookworms

#SummerReading Shouldn’t Feel Like #Homework - Ann Patchett wonders if adults' desire for mindless paperbacks in the summer is a "subconscious backlash" against forced childhood #reading ow.ly/BlIl30paWd8 @ParnassusBooks1

#NoSummerSlide Week 8 from @TheReadingTub | Yes, #ScavengerHunts have hidden #literacy value ow.ly/okI730pbAWv

EASY #BackToSchool Book Reading Challenge for parents + teachers from @growingbbb ow.ly/ABTi30pcACb #ReadAloud #LoveOfReading

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

Cybils-Logo-2018-Round450pxWhere to find 10,000 Books to read to grow #writing skills? | @bd_levines hares her sources for new #PictureBooks ow.ly/llBG30paVXB | #Cybils, #libraries + more

Starting w/ #WritingIdentity First Rather than #Writing Skills in order to engage #students. Makes sense to me, @pernilleripp ow.ly/BNY630pcAX0 | #teaching

A woman's greatest enemy (+ barrier to #creativity + #writing)? A lack of time to themselves | @BrigidSchulte @guardian https://t.co/6Uwv13dIgC

IcePrincessI love this review at Jean Little Library: "not of particularly high (or any) literary quality. But ... will get kids at the series stage to love reading and keep reading until they're ready for more substantial fare" ow.ly/GaVj30pd38M | It's about #JoyOfReading

Library #eBook Lending Poses Rising Problem for #Publishing Industry - @JeffreyT1 @WSJ ow.ly/D1gI30pdliM | @MacmillanUSA is changing sales policies for #libraries

ALA denounces new @MacmillanUSA #library #eBook lending model, urges library customers to voice objections ow.ly/PbBi30pdmWf @ALALibrary #publishing

Parenting, Play + Screen Time

Halifax university researchers on the importance of risk in child’s #play | @ydentremont @thestarhalifax ow.ly/yybQ30papZN #OutdoorPlay #LoosePartsPlay

ArtOfScreenTimeHow Parents Can Model Better #ScreenTime Behavior for Their Kids | @anya1anya @MindShiftKQED ow.ly/pzxP30pbTgx | #Parenting #SocialMedia

For Today's Kids, Time for #FreePlay Often Defaults to #ScreenTime—Some parents fight back by giving kids lists of things to do offfline @juliejargon @WSJ ow.ly/s1VQ30pc56F | #Play #parenting

Facebook fails to keep Messenger Kids’ safety promise, allowed non-approved adults (connected to other kids) into group chats w/ kids | @riptari @TechCrunch @TheVerge ow.ly/jvQF30pbTFO #SocialMedia

5 tips to help your gifted child become more independent | guest post by Cloe Matheson @giftedchlnges ow.ly/pc0g30pcAQV | #giftedness #parenting #FreePlay #creativity

Schools and Libraries

PersepolisThe Surprising Benefits of Student-Created #GraphicNovels | @cultofpedagogy + @ShvetaMiller ow.ly/Beht30pbTti | Cartoons invite empathy + allow for emotional distance

18 Free (or Cheap) Ways to Stock Your #ClassroomLibrary from @WeAreTeachers ow.ly/eRYO30paVUB | Amazon wishlists, @FirstBook, @kidsneedtoread + more

Influential #Reading Group @ILAToday Makes It Clear: Students Need Systematic, Explicit #Phonics - @Stephen_Sawchuk + Sarah Schwartz @EdWeekTeacher https://t.co/0qQ2ayzsXG

10 First Day of #Homeschool Ideas from @thisreadingmama. I like "5. Start a #ReadAloud" ow.ly/rWD330pd2ZL | #BackToSchool

STEM

Mathematics is about wonder, #creativity and fun, so let's teach it that way ow.ly/TKnE30paq1e | Peter Taylor @ConversationUS, quotes from @joboaler #Math #STEM #teaching

© 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: July 19: #FakeNews, #ReadingChoice, #ReadingAloud + #GraphicNovels

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include #AchievementGap, #BookList, #eBooks, #FakeNews, #GraphicNovels, #InformationLiteracy, #introversion, #LearningDifferences, #NoSummerSlide, #ReadingChoice, #SchoolLibrarians, publishing, reading, testing, and writing.

Book Lists

CuriousGardenI decided to only share this @growingbbb #BookList of #PictureBooks About Community if it included our family favorite #TheCuriousGarden by @itspeterbrown https://t.co/Sm26RIMgns. And it does!

Teaching Kids with #LearningDifferences #BookList - @thisreadingmama ow.ly/D2FV30p9jJA | #dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalulia, #ADHD, Autism, processing disorders, etc.

An Unexpected Trend in #PictureBooks @fuseeight | wrestling w/ the idea of how numbers or concepts can be relative + the way your perspective matters ow.ly/8R6730p9jTK #BookList

Fake News + Information Literacy

A Reminder That #FakeNews Is An #InformationLiteracy Problem - Not A Tech Problem ow.ly/tAfZ30p7G8H | People should be researchers + scientists re consuming information + use verification and validation, says Kalev Leetaru @Forbes

Timely advice from @TeachThought | 20 Questions To Help Students Think Critically About News ow.ly/4zDr30p8M9t via @drdouggreen #FakeNews #InformationLiteracy #Schools

Growing Bookworms (inc. Reading Choice)

GiganticBeardUse Comics or #GraphicNovels, Paired w/ Novels, to Teach #ELA + #SEL Skills | ow.ly/nO1J30p8Myu | Also offer #ReadingChoice, says @APLit_Teacher @edutopia

Lots of food for thought in this @HKorbey @edutopia piece about Student #ReadingChoice + #LoveOfReading vs. the Classics + #ReadingSkills ow.ly/mRsD30p7fSg | @jarredamato @thebigseablog @Tellez_Stephani @MsJasmineMN + more

#NoSummerSlide Week 7 @TheReadingTub – Game On! Terry suggests that you consider a family #GameNight or #PuzzleNight, w/ ideas + resource links ow.ly/LWvI30p82Eh

Good research-backed piece on how #parents + #teachers put kids off from #reading by not giving them #ReadingChoice, making them finish books + asking them questions about their #reading | Isang Awah @ConversationUS https://t.co/mGz3S7kHOR

5 Tips for Using #Audiobooks at Bedtime | Janssen Bradshaw @ReadBrightly ow.ly/AzuK30p9RnC | Avoid scary books, don't fear repetition + more

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

HBrucesFunDayappy to see from @tashrow's review that @RyanTHiggins #MotherBruce is successfully moving into #EasyReaders like Bruce’s Big Fun Day ow.ly/Tebd30p8LZb @DisneyBooks

Although I'm not generally a fan of #homework, this I really like: @katsok on her success assigning #Writing Homework (w/ full choice for kids on topics/formats) @ChoiceLiteracy ow.ly/VDos30p76Y9

#Education publisher @pearson to phase out print textbooks, beginning in the US - @BBC ow.ly/m1C130p97bK | This worries me, though I understand some of the drivers. Definitely a big change | #eBooks #schools

Schools and Libraries

DayYouBeginIntroducing #cbadspotlight & the 2019-20 Monthly #classroombookaday Selections from @heisereads ow.ly/qJlL30p77pz | Spotlighting 3 #PictureBooks each month w/ inclusive + #OwnVoices features for classroom #ReadAloud

The Loss of #SchoolLibrarians Is Hurting Kids (and #Teachers) via lower grades, less parent involvement + more ow.ly/VWbv30p7g74 | @SamanthaCleaver @WeAreTeachers

The Deficit Lens of the #AchievementGap Needs to Be Flipped to a focus on the resources provided (+ not) to students, says @davepaunesku in OpEd  @educationweek ow.ly/UoBG30p7G1G #EducationalEquity

QuietSusanCainReaching the Quiet Kids in Class | @buddyxo @EdSurge ow.ly/49Ab30p7Gk7 | #introversion #FlippedClassroom #EdTech

#Teaching Vocabulary Takes More Than Just Talking About Words During #ReadAloud - Brittany Oakley shares some ideas for overcoming time squeeze to teach vocab more directly @EdWeekTeacher https://t.co/nOwWSd0836

#GiftedEducation Faces "Clear and Present" Problems - Chester E. Finn shares results from recent @IEAgifted survey ow.ly/iEnY30p9RNo | #giftedness

Parenting + Social Media 

Tips for #Homeschooling a Challenging Child from @thisreadingmama, who has been there ow.ly/mNSq30p9S27 | #LearningDifferences #autism #ADHD #parenting

Increase in #SocialMedia or TV use (but not gaming) correlated w/ rise in teens' depressive symptoms, study says ow.ly/jIGf30p9RzD | @JacqEHoward @cnnhealth | #MentalHealth #TeenDepression @JAMAPediatrics

Testing + Standards

Can Everyone Be Excellent? What would happen if every student met the #testing standards? @alfiekohn calls the standards-and-accountability movement ... an elaborate sorting device ow.ly/96sQ30p7qL9 | #schools

States Are Ratcheting Up #Reading Expectations For 3rd-Graders. "Policies like #MandatoryRetention have put pressure on teachers to have students reading at earlier ages" ow.ly/hAxJ30p8MiX @AlexandraStarr @NPR

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Links I Shared on Twitter Recently: July 12: Knowledge vs. Reading Comprehension, Divisiveness in YA Twitter + Summer Road Trips

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter recently @JensBookPage. I missed the past couple of weeks of roundups because of travel and houseguests, but I was saving articles in my readers. Below you will find a veritable bonanza of links about #BookLists, #DiverseBooks, #giftedness, #Happiness, #HigherEd, #literacy, #LoveOfBooks, #math, #NoSummerSlide, #phonics, #play, #ReadingLogs, #RoadTrips, #ScreenTime, #STEM, #SummerReading, parenting, reading, schools, testing, writing and lots more. 

Book Lists + Awards

HumanBodyTheaterNew #BookList from @momandkiddo | Children's Books about the Amazing Human Body! ow.ly/yVRG30p5Bk7 | My daughter loves Human Body Theater (nonfiction #GraphicNovel about the body)

#EasyReaders and Early #ChapterBooks: Some of the Best of 2019 per @fuseeight ow.ly/dZui30p4RJe #BookList

Laugh-Out-Loud Funny Beginning #ChapterBook Series: Ages 6-10 ow.ly/jd5s30p4RGv | A good #BookList @momandkiddo b/c kids love #FunnyBooks

100 Mighty Girl Books for Tweens' #SummerReading List | @amightygirl #BookList ow.ly/wEkU30oYRsw | I will note that these #DiverseBooks w/ strong protagonists should be great for boys, too.

Announcing the Winners of the Excellence in Graphic Literature Awards! — @fuseeight ow.ly/pw4u30p6p2Y #GraphicNovels, #kidlit #nonfiction

Diversity + Gender

BlackWitchYes, #YA Twitter Can Be Toxic, But It Also Points Out Real Problems ow.ly/F8Wo30p0J43 @mollytempleton @BuzzFeed | #DiverseBooks #OwnVoices #Publishing

Torn apart: the vicious war over young adult books | @leobenedictus @GuardianBooks ow.ly/ybJR30oYRz1 | What is #CancelCulture doing to #YA fiction? | #DiverseBooks #OwnVoices

Events, Programs + Research

McDonald’s Happy Meal Toys Caught in Backlash Over Plastic - @SaabiraC @WSJ ow.ly/Dr8F30p5Z1b | I say replace all the toys with children's books for a win-win solution

HiddenTribesRepublicans and Democrats Don't Understand Each Other - @Yascha_Mounk @TheAtlantic ow.ly/fGO130oZI7g - New study by @MiC_Global shows #PerceptionGap, especially among educated Democrats

Research finds Texas 10% policy didn’t expand number of high schools feeding students to top universities ow.ly/Lu5c30p5C4n #HigherEd @hechingerreport @jillbarshay

Preschoolers Who Practice #Phonics Show Stronger #Math Skills, Study Finds - @EdWeekTeacher https://t.co/vGqY7YN6gY

Brain Wars: #UnitStudies vs. Brain #Science@MarlaSzwast ow.ly/Nimu30p4R5o "what goes on in our brains when we learn is much more similar to what happens in every other person’s brain than it is different."

Not even a little bit surprising, but still good: Study Finds Toddlers Prefer Print Books over Tablets – @ClevelandClinic ow.ly/jZ9N30p46or #GrowingBookworms

I think this is a really neat program: To Improve Care, #VA Asks Patients Their Life Stories + adds them to medical record | @bkesling @WSJ ow.ly/5kTB30p4OtU | An idea for @KPMemberService

Growing Bookworms

ClassroomBookADay#classroombookaday - #PictureBooks Are For ANY Grade ow.ly/4Anl30oYRpb | @heisereads "Picture book is a format, not an age designation"

Pros & Cons of #ReadingLogs - @Larryferlazzo shares responses from 4 educators | I'm w/ @LRobbTeacher + @huels_ryan https://t.co/rzUbn2LIDp

Road Trip #Literacy Tips for When You Can’t Read in the Car from @TheReadingTub ow.ly/6kYy30p4QZx | Alphabet games + more | In my family we play a game where we name a winery for each letter of the alphabet

#NoSummerSlide Week 5 @TheReadingTub – Road Trip #Literacy Ideas (when you can't read in the car), Part 2 ow.ly/MTb030p4Riv | music, #audiobooks, #podcasts + more

#NoSummerSlide Week 6 @TheReadingTub #Literacy-themed #RoadTrip Activities, Part 3 ow.ly/eTcn30p5Bsi | Journals + treasure hunts are both up my daughter's alley for sure

Booktalks: An Often-Overlooked Way to Foster a #LoveOfReading in Children | Christine French Cully  @ReadBrightly ow.ly/BAYo30p6OC0 | "reading for pleasure makes us smarter, more empathetic, and even healthier"

This is awesome! Books on wheels: School bus keeps #SummerReading rolling | Herald & Tribune ow.ly/2FPO30p4RZg | via @bkshelvesofdoom

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

PigeonSchoolMy daughter saw this story + we had to order the book immediately: Mo Willems Prepares Another ‘Pigeon’ Book - @chriskornelis @WSJ ow.ly/CcY630p4OPn @The_Pigeon @DisneyBooks

The Complete Listing of All Public Children’s Literature Statues in the United States (2019 Edition) — @FuseEight ow.ly/Qd2t30p5TKc #kidlit #art

What Creates a #Reading Identify, and should we be worried about a decline in reading among today's kids? @Kerensd @AwfullyBigBlog ow.ly/5R0h30p5BpT #LoveOfBooks #GrowingBookworms

Is teaching #writing as important as teaching #reading? Yes, say many. It encourages independent thinking, empowerment + communication @MollySpray @washingtonpost https://t.co/IAC3suyN8F 

On the UK #ChildrensLaureate speeches, kids' rights as readers + a reminder that it's easier to convince kids of the #JoyOfReading than it is adults, by @KMcCaughrain @AwfullyBigBlog ow.ly/6Gpx30p6PdB

WizardsOnceNew UK #ChildrensLaureate @CressidaCowell wants to 'take on TV' to encourage kids to love books + boost creative #writing + #SchoolLibraries ow.ly/6npL30p5ZzO @BBC

#Writing Tips for Kids 11 @BookChook - Write Great Dialogue ow.ly/NAsr30p4RWD | Listen to people chatting, pay attention to what you read in books + more

I agree w/ @MarniAtHome that handwritten thank-you notes are the grace notes of life ow.ly/Mxmg30oZoX6 | They are getting rarer all the time, but I always appreciate them | #Gratitude

Parenting, Screen Time + Play

The First Time Our Child Was Asked “To Come Out and Play” | #TeacherMom @HonorsGradU shares tips for supporting + reassuring parents as they strive to build autonomy in kids ow.ly/T10P30p6PoZ

ScreenwiseAt Your Wits' End With A Screen-Obsessed Kid? Read This | @MindShiftKQED @anya1anya ow.ly/6elh30p4S5X | #parenting #ScreenTime @DevorahHeitner

I agree completely w/ @TrevorHCairney that #boredom is still good for children! ow.ly/lJf730p5DkG #parenting #play #creativity

I certainly agree with this piece: A Young Imagination Beats Videogames - Mike Kerrigan @WSJopinion ow.ly/yULI30p0l2d #play #ScreenTime

Parents, Reject the Fear-Mongering says #TeacherMom @HonorsGradU ow.ly/NJ1H30p4RRN | Push back on #HelicopterParenting w/ Mary's questions about #FreePlay + #ChildIndependence

Study of 1500 UK parents found most care more about their kids' #happiness than about their #grades or professional success ow.ly/uTza30p4Rg5 @TheSun via @drdouggreen

10 Signs That Your Child Is More Ready for #Kindergarten Than You Might Think – @HonorsGradU ow.ly/jd1830p4R2d | They enjoy stories (even if they aren't sitting perfectly still) + lots more | #ChildDevelopment #Parenting

Schools and Libraries

KnowledgeGapElementary-School Curriculum Is All Wrong | In early grades, #schools value reading-comprehension skills over knowledge. Results are bad, espec. for poor kids @natwexler @TheAtlantic https://t.co/OnBmbLfsdX

Bob Shepherd: This Is What a Generation of “Standards and Testing” Has Done to #ELA Teaching | @DianeRavitch via @drdouggreen | #teaching skills instead of content ow.ly/5jnc30p5TBZ

Serving the #Math Whiz Kids: Private enrichment programs step up to meet the need that #schools are not filling for kids strong in math | @TchersPet @EducationNext ow.ly/aiXN30p5TMH | #giftedness #PISA #STEM

#Grades Are Lousy Preparation for Life - @mssackstein ow.ly/LmOj30p4R8W | Grades in the 90s are very good in #school, but most jobs expect near 100% performance. Some don't even have numeric metrics

20,000 Pennies: How a #BookClub Transformed our #School Community by #SchoolLibrarian Sarah FitzHenry @nerdybookclub ow.ly/zZOf30oZIeC #LittleFreeLibraries

This makes sense to me | How Building in Time for Exam Review Supports Advances in Student Learning | @kendalrolley @MindShiftKQED ow.ly/IFaH30oZoRi | #GrowthMindset #Testing

7 Effective Family Involvement Techniques for Teachers from @growingbbb ow.ly/Jtx430p6p04 | Enhance communication, rethink #homework + more

Here's something I hadn't considered: #Schools Wrestle With Privacy of #DigitalData Collected on Students (e.g. search histories) @BetsyMorris2 @WSJ https://t.co/z2IMDUV3HF

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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: June 21: #SchoolLibrarians, #SummerReading + ReadingChoice: All Important

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include #BookAccess, #Dyslexia, #FreeRangeKids, #GraphicNovels, #GrowingBookworms, #HungerGames, #ReadingChallenges, #ReadingChoice, #SchoolLibrarians, #SummerReading, #SummerSlide, #testing, #ViewpointDiversity, conversation, learning, play, and publishing. 

Top Tweet of the Week

GameChangerIf Kids Can’t Read What They Want in the Summer, When Can They? | Excellent op-ed from @donalynbooks @sljournal on why kids need choice in #SummerReading to develop #LoveOfBooks ow.ly/XwuB30oXHti | Please share w/ #teachers you know

Conversation

On the Importance of Learning to Argue - @HdxAcademy ow.ly/LimU30oYclx "In order to flourish (as a society), we must engage in truly #CivilDiscourse" | #ViewpointDiversity #conversation

ListeningLeaderAm I Listening? – #SchoolPrincipal @ritaplatt shares her efforts to cultivate a Listening #Mindset @ReadByExample ow.ly/9vM330oYcNV | I think anyone could benefit from working to improve #listening skills

Events, Programs + Research

New research finds: Thinking About Their Own Multiple Identities Boosts Children’s Creativity + Problem-Solving Skills – @Psych_Writer @ResearchDigest ow.ly/ggE030oYcVN @sarahegaither #FlexibleThinking

The #GlobalReadAloud and integrating w/ a #Literacy Curriculum | ow.ly/CR7B30oWtOS #GRA19 @pernilleripp #ReadAloud

A Core Subgroup of Believers Don’t Just Think #LearningStyles Are Real, But Also Inherited + Hard-Wired In The Brain – @mattbwarren @ResearchDigest ow.ly/c71q30oYtAG | Seems counter to #GrowthMindset | @pritirshah

Growing Bookworms

DogManFleasThis post will bring a tear to the eye of people who care about kids + #reading | Dog Man to The Rescue: How #BookAccess Saved My 3rd Grade Student by #SchoolLibrarian @RaisingReal @nerdybookclub

#NoSummerSlide Week 3 from @TheReadingTub – Goal Getters Edition ow.ly/TlIw30oXdzq | Encourage kids to think about things they want to do over the summer while building #literacy

The Purpose of reading…What is your reading offer part 2. | @smithsmm on things #schools need to do to create readers, w/ deep dive on purposes kids may have for #reading https://t.co/Twzae8ciaX

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

MatildaMy Favourite Villains by @ClaireFayers @AwfullyBigBlog ow.ly/K15x30oWWLw | Who are your favorite fictional villains? I'm with Claire on Matilda's parents. Ugh!

This is interesting: #HungerGames prequel set 64 years earlier coming in 2020 ow.ly/9wmc30oXdv4 @Scholastic #SuzanneCollins #dystopia #YA

The Adults Voluntarily Giving Themselves #Reading #Homework | @julieebeck on #ReadingChallenges in @TheAtlantic ow.ly/xmif30oWWOA via @MindShiftKQED | Personally, I prefer to read as the spirit moves me. I don't even do #BookClubs

Were Youth Books Truly Diverse in 2018? @lochwouters takes a look at the #publishing statistics ow.ly/bT3c30oYtGz | #DiverseBooks #kidlit #DiversityJedi

AlphaBooks for the #Dyslexic Child Reader: Why the British Do It Better — @fuseeight ow.ly/VCZD30oXHEy @BarringtonStoke | #publishing #kidlit

Parenting + Play

America Needs More Kids on Bikes - @jasongay @WSJ ow.ly/nTI130oWQqR | "But really the reason I want you to ride a bicycle is this: You’ll be free." #FreeRangeKids #independence

5 Things That Might Be Worse Than #SummerSlide@HonorsGradU reflects on joys of summer that kids might miss by spending their time on mandatory #SummerReading assignments + such

Schools and Libraries

This is a travesty | In a liberal Boston suburb, kindergarten teachers say their students are learning to ‘hate’ school + hate reading, as standards force out play-based #learning ow.ly/QstL30oWQl3 @washingtonpost @valeriestrauss

Non-negotiables for #schools - is JOY one of them? ow.ly/ujhy30oYtW7 | @Jennifer_Hogan

#SchoolLibrarians, is no-one listening? How to help #schools understand our role by @Elizabethutch ow.ly/wEpP30oXHXv #GreatSchoolLibraries | Personally, I have loved + appreciated school #librarians since elementary school

A parent who is a African American, lifelong Oakland resident + Democrat shares why she thinks Bernie Sanders is wrong about #CharterSchools in @mercnews https://t.co/XKoJRgRriO

Testing and Grades

Why Can’t Everyone Get A’s? @alfiekohn @nytopinion takes on "the false belief that excellence is a zero-sum game" + the insidiousness of evaluating kids relative to one another ow.ly/kMyx30oXlB0 #standards #testing #grades

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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: June 14: #GraphicNovels, #SummerReading + the #ToBeWritten List

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this fairly busy week include #BookLists, #FathersDay, #GraphicNovels, #Homeschool, #NoSummerSlide, #PoetryFriday, #PuzzleBooks, #ScreenTime, learning, publishing, reading, research, and testing.

Top Tweet of the Week

RealFriendsGood stuff here! Annual Reminder from @molly_wetta for parents that #GraphicNovels are "Real" Reading |@BookRiot ow.ly/nlHn30oUUMB #SummerReading #JoyOfReading

Book Lists

Ten #PictureBooks for #FathersDay | #library display / #BookList suggestions from @abbylibrarian ow.ly/bFbL30oUUAg

10 Cozy + Magical #PictureBooks by Megan Wagner Lloyd | @nerdybookclub ow.ly/HhFX30oUgTN #BookList

Is there a book about... Jennifer Wharton shares #PictureBook #BookLists for common bibliotherapy requests that #librarians may receive ow.ly/PvVW30oUUdz #Adoption #Emotions + lots more

MadLibsBest #PuzzleBooks for Kids: The Perfect Travel Companion, timely #BookList from @momandkiddo ow.ly/lBwR30oUUHc | #MadLibs, Mazes + lots more

50+ #YA Paperbacks For 2019 #SummerReading | Detailed + varied #BookList from Kelly Jensen @BookRiot, organized by release date https://t.co/gm4N8PZxpb

Do We Expect #Nonfiction to Be Serious? — @fuseeight looks at some of the funnier books of 2019 to see how they do with the challenge | ow.ly/9z5Q30oVPMi #PictureBooks #GraphicNovels

Educations Research

New research shows lower test scores for 4th graders who use tablets in #schools, but some types of computer use by older #students do help ow.ly/uI3I30oVl5y | @jillbarshay @hechingerreport #testing #ScreenTime

Ask the Cognitive Scientist: Should #Teachers Know the Basic #Science of How Children Learn? | Yes, says @DTWillingham in #AmericanEducator https://t.co/D6WqzpngY7

Growing Bookworms / Summer Reading

#NoSummerSlide Week 2 – #FathersDay Ideas for families to enhance #Literacy from @TheReadingTub ow.ly/ZXpG30oUUiM

Not Too Easy – Embracing #GraphicNovels at Home – thoughts from @pernilleripp on the benefits of visual complexity, re-reading + generally enticing books https://t.co/RbVdSzz2iz

There's some fun stuff in @ReadBrightly's #SummerReading Challenge for Kids — 2019 Edition, but I agree w/ @jennifergarry that parents should NOT make #reading a chore https://t.co/WMNMaJYbiA

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

HappyKidCan + Should Traditionally Published Authors Market Their E-books? @gail_gauthier has some thoughts + experience w/ this ? | ow.ly/SKug30oU4U1 #ebooks #publishing

At Two Writing Teachers, @BethMooreSchool suggests that teachers use a #ToBeWritten List (like a #TBR list) to encourage summer #writing https://t.co/yt6GZZ0RBR

Are You Book ‘Poly’? asks @ehbluemle @PWKidsBookshelf | Me, I'm usually #reading at least 1 book on Kindle, 1 in print + 1 #audiobook ow.ly/jLLs30oVlcH | Sometimes more to mix #fiction + #nonfiction

Ten Unpopular Bookish Opinions from @literacious ow.ly/T9IO30oVkK7 | I kind of want to get her "All #reading is good reading" (re: kids) put on t-shirts and make people wear them around the neighborhood.

Most Comprehensive Review To Date Finds The Average Person’s #ReadingSpeed Is Slower Than Previously Thought – @mattbwarren @ResearchDigest ow.ly/g3Cg30oWbAa | Implications for #teachers in declaring "slow readers"?

Poetry

PeasAndCarrots"When Tanita hugs you" -- I loved this skinny poem by @kellyfineman, but now I want a hug from @tanita_s_davis ow.ly/e0lZ30oU4Wx | #PoetryFriday

Schools and Libraries

This makes sense to me! Why the #School Nurse’s Office Should Have a Well-Stocked #Library by Melissa McDonald and @mrsmelanieroy @nerdybookclub https://t.co/saopcXNfqy

#Memorization is Not a Bad Thing says @gcouros | Students may not need to memorize dates, but should spend time discussing + #learning implications of events https://t.co/QOcmEuISdw

What's it Like Switching from #Homeschool to #PublicSchool, and why might families do it? ow.ly/eN1g30oUUoc @mamasmiles

Why #Homeschool? 10 Great Reasons to Consider #Homeschooling from @mamasmiles ow.ly/b4EL30oVkOF | Time, personalization + more

The Secret Source of Lost #Learning + Educator Burnout | Musings from @rickhess99 on the impact of excessive paperwork in #schools https://t.co/nI3PoBMVux

STEM

#STEM Tuesday Spin Off @MGBookVillage | Let it Rain STEM! @marykaycarson looks at science, technology, engineering + math re: rain, w/ #kidlit recommendations https://t.co/EZcWsi7q3e

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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: June 7: #BookADay, #SummerReading, #IntrinsicMotivation + Range

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include #BookADay, #Diversity, #Giftedness, #GrowthMindset, #Kidlitosphere, #LearningStyles, #Literacy, #MentalHealth, #play, #ScreenTime, #SummerReading, #SummerSlide, creativity, libraries, physical books, and schools.

Top Tweet of the Week

Let’s Hear It for the Average Child | @MargaretRenkl @nytopinion celebrates different kinds of kids, each with their own unique (if not measurable) contributions https://t.co/etr4nwbPsR

Book Lists

NicoBravo2019 Comics for Kids You Should Keep an Eye On, per @fuseeight | I added a bunch of these to my daughter's wish list ow.ly/ksij30oSZKK #GraphicNovels #kidlit

More titles for my daughter's #TBR list in: Coming Attractions: #GraphicNovels at Book Expo 2019 — @nycschlibrarian @GoodComics4Kids ow.ly/tYVo30oTbh7

Diversity + Gender

This Selective New York School Has Found a Formula for #Diversity - At a #Science #HighSchool on Upper West Side ~ half of the ~440 students are black or Hispanic + most are low-income @lesliebrody @WSJ https://t.co/XGDNPoqGWh

Black Students in #CharterSchools Are More Likely to Have Black Teachers, which can lead to academic gains in #math - @madeline_will @EdWeekTeacher https://t.co/ok81vQogeU

Growing Bookworms + Summer Reading

GameChangerIt's time for @donalynbooks 11th Annual #Bookaday Challenge | @nerdybookclub ow.ly/nsRK30oSv14 | Participating is a chance to recommit to #reading + celebrate the #JoyOfReading w/ others

The @TheReadingTub #NoSummerSlide Week 1 – Terry says "Let’s Go Bananas!" ow.ly/V5PT30oSv4E | Yes, #Literacy + #BananaSplits can go together

Instead of trying to find lots of activities for kids, @MarlaSzwast suggests staying home #reading w/ your kids. Check out her #SummerReading Bucket List – https://t.co/RiLXvu4cNe

ParkerInheritanceStaying Strong: #SummerReading for 2019 from @sljournal's Classroom Bookshelf blog ow.ly/kS1C30oTb8C | Links to SLJ reviews of award-winning books + many other #reading resources

Stop the Slide! #SummerLearningLoss Prevention Tips for 6- to 8-Year-Olds from @ImaginationSoup @ReadBrightly | ow.ly/tmT030oTHFx | Read Every Day (+ lots more)

Why Should Dads Read with Their Kids? ow.ly/c4Yc30oTHz9 | @BuildaLibrary @ReadBrightly | "You’re not just reading them a story. You’re holding their hand, opening a door, and showing them what the world is like."

Kidlitosphere

KarensWitchKeep up with #Kidlitosphere news in Morning Notes: #IntrinsicMotivation Edition — @100scopenotes ow.ly/girQ30oRO1R | @donalynbooks @alfiekohn + lots more

#PoetryFriday -- Call for Roundup Hosts from @MaryLeeHahn ow.ly/PXy430oTI59 #kidlitosphere #poetry #kidlit

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

A new survey found that 65% of readers prefer physical books over #audiobooks (18%) or #ebooks (29%) ow.ly/kCqK30oSzDD | @ellenduffer @Forbes #Reading| For me it depends on what I'm doing. I like having all 3 choices in the mix. 

Can #reading really improve your #MentalHealth? Participants in this @BBC Culture event think so, and discuss how | ow.ly/ditC30oRwEc via @tashrow

#Writing Tips for Kids 10 - Use Your Senses, from @BookChook ow.ly/QokM30oTI9M | "When you’re #reading, be on the alert for writing that grabs you and puts you inside a character’s head or feeling"

Parenting, Play + Mental Health

RangeAuthor of new #nonfiction title RANGE @DavidEpstein shares thoughts @nytopinion on why you should want your child to be a generalist instead of an early specialist | https://nyti.ms/2JC1iR0 #parenting

Playing #TeamSports May Protect From Some Damages Of Childhood Trauma, but increasing costs make sports unavailable to many kids who need the boost ow.ly/ydGO30oS2oh @MindShiftKQED

Largest Observational Study Of Its Kind Finds Talkative Parents Have Kids With Better Cognitive Skills – but the study couldn't distinguish correlation from causation ow.ly/k6aw30oSZHu @mattbwarren @ResearchDigest

The interface of anxiety, overthinking, and shame among gifted children and teens @giftedchlnges ow.ly/rUmQ30oRO2E #giftedness #MentalHealth

Can't say I'm convinced, but a new study says the Link Between Teens’ Time On Digital Devices + Lower Wellbeing Is “Too Small To Merit Substantial Scientific Discussion” – @Psych_Writer @ResearchDigest ow.ly/ZOmU30oRwr3 #ScreenTime

Schools and Libraries

MindsetBuilding #GrowthMindset in the Classroom: Assignments From #CarolDweck - @SarahDSparks @educationweek https://t.co/03LCxHfTW2

Belief in #LearningStyles Myth is Widespread + May Be Detrimental, w/ #parents + #teachers wasting time + money ow.ly/NOVF30oSuEl @APA via @DTWillingham

#Libraries without librarians? Twin Cities systems try it, adding "open library" hours when patrons can go in, check out books, etc. while monitored on video @ErinStrib @StarTribune https://t.co/RwxBUB0z11

School Doesn’t Have to Kill Creativity – @katiemartinedu shares her son's positive experience after moving to a #School w/ "a more holistic view of #learning" https://t.co/LRCDqY82Av

Is #SummerLearningLoss Real? Paul T. von Hippel lost faith in one of #education research’s classic results, but does think summers offer a chance for kids who are behind to catch up, with the right opportunities | @EducationNext https://t.co/gbpB1ARv61

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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: May 31: #ReadingAloud, #KidLitCon, #STEM + #IntrinsicMotivation

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this jam-packed week include #Audiobooks, #BookLists, #Bullying, #FreeSpeech, #GraphicNovels, #GrowingBookworms, #HigherEd, #IntrinsicMotivation, #KidLitCon, #Preschool, #ReadAloud, #SchoolLibraries, #ScreenTime, #SpellingBee, #STEM, #SummerReading, #TeacherPay, gender, libraries, math, parenting, reading, research, and writing. There's extra material this week, despite the holiday weekend, because I was traveling most of last week. I saved things up but didn't share much while I was out of town. Happy reading!

Book Lists  + Awards

GoodnightGorillaBooks to Read with Movers and Shakers | #PictureBooks to #ReadAloud w/ toddlers who can't sit still ow.ly/PLHk30oQAoE @TheReadingTub #BookList

10 Next Reads for Kids Who Love @goraina @ReadBrightly ow.ly/IMYD30oOTWB #BookList #GraphicNovels

The @BostonGlobe @HornBook Award Winners have been announced | @medinger ow.ly/SgiD30oR7Sb #BookAwards #KidLit

Higher Ed 

The Reopening of the Liberal Mind - @WSJ @danakst interviews @BardCollege President about maintaining a culture of #AcademicFreedom + #FreeSpeech https://t.co/1osMH4prIy

Palo Alto High students nix map touting college acceptance, to stop feeding toxic competitive culture @JohnWoolfolk1 @mercnews ow.ly/iLgs30oPs9v | #HigherEd #iGen

Events, Programs + Research

KidLitConNoDetailIn this week's round-up of #MiddleGrade #SFF from around the blogs @charlotteslib shares the scoop on #KidLitCon 2020 ow.ly/pXgX30oPsrE @alibrarymama + Nekenya Yarbrough to organize

A New Trial Of An Ancient Rhetorical Trick Finds It Can Make You Wiser – @d_a_robson @ResearchDigest ow.ly/gyer30oPskQ | Thinking or speaking about yourself in 3rd person can clear emotional fog

At the #SpellingBee, a New Word Is M-O-N-E-Y - @WSJ reports on "invited" spellers who lose at regionals but can now pay to participate in @ScrippsBee https://t.co/jgP75gnVcK

A sense of purpose could prolong your life — New study finds people without a purpose were more than twice as likely to die than those with an aim and goals. Correlation, but still suggestive ow.ly/Zahs30oR7IQ @el72champs @qz

Growing Bookworms  / Summer Reading

EdwardTulaneA Year in Classroom #ReadAlouds to 4th graders by teacher Carrie Rodusky @nerdybookclub, #BookList + reasons to #ReadAloud to older kids https://t.co/mxW8KJeqXA

One idea via @literacious for getting kids excited to read is the #MiddleGrade @ Heart #SummerReading Bingo card / #BookList ow.ly/Be0w30oR8b3 | Details online @MGatheart

#KidLit author @EricRWalters is appealing to #SchoolLibrarians to let kids take out books over the summer ow.ly/KLsT30oPsqn | #SummerReading #EducationalEquity @JGCanada

#ReadingAloud with Movers and Shakers - How-To Guide from @TheReadingTub on reading to active kids ow.ly/ZxP930oPsbc #GrowingBookworms

TheWildRobotHow to Find the BEST #Audiobooks for Kids from @growingbbb, w/ audiobook benefits, tips + recommendations ow.ly/BDFX30oQi5u #ReadAloud

Spot on list here: 8 Ways Parents Discourage Their Kids from #Reading | @ImaginationSoup @ReadBrightly ow.ly/3cSX30oOU5d | #ReadingChoice #ReadAloud + more

I could SO relate to these: 8 Brutal Truths of Raising a Book-Loving Kid | @ivamarie @ReadBrightly ow.ly/oBFV30oOU0a | Tears at #library return, car as mobile library + more

Neat! @Jarrett_Lerner's campaign to bring #SummerReading to kids in #BookDeserts made the @TODAYshow | ow.ly/pij430oR8lh @lisatolin #BookAccess #kidlit

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

OneNightInTheZooSad to hear about the death of author Judith Kerr. She wrote the very first #PictureBook that we read aloud to my daughter after was born: One Night in the Zoo amzn.to/2HEnOGT

4 Reasons You Should be #Reading Books Daily, According to #Science | @salubriousdish @Inc ow.ly/BPRx30oPsoT | Communication skills + more | via @tashrow

Got a developing writer? Tell them about the Spooky Summer #Writing Contest for kids 8-12 from @spookymgbooks https://t.co/1WBeyCQim1

Great Moments with #AlexRider. @MsYingling shares the reasons @AnthonyHorowitz Stormbreaker is the book she most enjoys handing out to her #MiddleSchool students ow.ly/f8DK30oR7ZJ

College Students Aren't Checking Out Books. Yale reported 64% decline in checkouts by undergrads over 10 years, but students protested when they tried to get rid of most #LibraryBooks ow.ly/ZJUd30oPswy #HigherEd @TheAtlantic

This is awesome: The #MLB All-Star Nationals Closer Who Is Trying to Save #IndependentBookstores - @jareddiamond @WSJ https://t.co/YOwxHcSMl0

Parenting, Play + Screen Time

NoMoreMeanGirls"You're Not My Friend!" – Relational Aggression Starts As Early As Preschool, more commonly in girls | @amightygirl ow.ly/44HQ30oPIbm #bullying #parenting

This can't be good for sleep quality. New @CommonSense survey finds > 1/3 of Teens Check Their Phones in Middle of Night ow.ly/O1xo30oQKRU @BetsyMorris2 @WSJ #ScreenTime

How to Raise an Independent, Self-Motivated Kid | Talk less + ask more questions like "what is your plan for ...?" ow.ly/VkLs30oQhYc @orderoochaos @lifehacker #Parenting

Schools and Libraries

New Economic Report Shows 59% of #Teachers Have Side Hustles To Make Ends Meet ow.ly/HleZ30oQKYG @EstelleSErasmus @Forbes #teaching #TeacherPay

FutureDrivenThe @DavidGeurin Blog: 7 Questions to Reflect on More Deeply on #Kindness ow.ly/HDH330oPsco | Can you maintain respectful dialog when you disagree? + more

How cities are convincing voters to pay higher #taxes for public #preschool ow.ly/ANnV30oQhL7 @biasevoli @hechingerreport #EarlyChildEducation

More Kids Than Ever Are Dealing With #TestAnxiety. Ideas from @stacytornio @WeAreTeachers for how #teachers can help kids cope | ow.ly/bybB30oR84r via @drdouggreen #testing

The Hard Part About (Improving) #Reading Instruction | @JaredMyracle @educationweek ow.ly/a90h30oR8py | #teaching #phonics #BackgroundKnowledge #vocabulary

Four Research-Based Strategies To Ignite #IntrinsicMotivation In Students | @MindShiftKQED @Kschwart ow.ly/B3wi30oQhFC #StudentChoice

Federal jury: Houston ISD staff repeatedly violated #copyright laws, owe company $9.2M - @ChronJacob ow.ly/4OMB30oPsuV | Guess this is a learning opportunity for #students

STEM

Girls Outperform Boys On National #Engineering, Technology Skills Tests | @amightygirl ow.ly/1g8V30oQi2A #STEM #testing #TEL| Girls especially excel in categories related to communication

Study Finds Even People w/out Mathematical Training Experience The “Beauty” Of #Math – Research Digest ow.ly/t3pI30oPsdH @mattbwarren @ResearchDigest #STEM

Brain Wars: #Unschooling vs. #BrainScience – Using Modern #Science to Bring Clarity + Confidence to Your #Homeschool ow.ly/LkIe30oPsan @MarlaSzwast | Strength = interest, weakness = lack of memorization

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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: May 24: #BookLists, #Readathons + Nurturing #JoyOfReading

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. It's a fairly light week because I was traveling. I'll probably have extra links for you all next time. Topics today include #AI, #BookLists, #HigherEd, #HigherEd, #learning, #LoveOfReading, #nonfiction, #play, #ReadingChoice, #STEM, #testing, and libraries. 

Book Lists

MayhemDon't miss @darshanakhiani's #SouthAsian #Kidlit Roundup 2019 – Summer | #BookList, organized by category + pub date https://t.co/uN5e2izMUx

Best #Nonfiction Books for Middle School to Inspire #CriticalThinking, new #BookList from @momandkiddo ow.ly/4U2u30oMCXY #kidlit

The Best Books for #MiddleSchool According to @pernilleripp's Students 2019 – ow.ly/hdLz30oLHly #YA #BookList

Events, Programs + Research

Taking Tiny Breaks Is Key To Learning New Motor Skills. Improvement comes during the brief rest, not during the practice, study finds – @mattbwarren @ResearchDigest https://t.co/0ukDuaSg7Y

Growing Bookworms

CreepyCarrotsHate #Reading? Do It Anyway! | #Bookseller Meghan Dietsche Goel @PWKidsBookshelf on her experience as a volunteer w/ emerging readers ow.ly/iwNx30oL4g8

You’ve Got to Believe It to Achieve It – @ReadByExample shares 8 beliefs now common to his staff on #reading instruction, inc. how #ReadingChoice influences motivation https://t.co/YvQejupjNJ

On Allowing Children time to figure out that they NEED the Learning – We should treasure kids #reading + #writing as a gift ow.ly/BoAO30oLHmY @HonorsGradU

Higher Ed

I can't say I find this surprising: Students Were Advised to Claim to Be Minorities in College-Admissions Scandal - @melissakorn + @jenniferlevitz @WSJ ow.ly/fTZC30oLHfw #HigherEd

SAT's 'adversity' score: Privilege check or public relations? Admissions counselors see little need for new metric ow.ly/8CWk30oLHaZ @JohnWoolfolk1 @mercnews #testing #SAT

On Reading

48hbc_newMaking The Most of Read-a-thons | @mrskatiefitz on why she joins, how she makes them successful + a few favorites ow.ly/Y0nu30oL3w7 #ReadAThon [This post reminded me of MotherReader's 48 Hour Book Challenge, in which I used to participate back in the day.]

Schools and Libraries

RT @dintersmith: This is what we do to our kids. K12 isn't about learning, discovering, and enjoying. It's work. It's all about doing stuff that pleases some anonymous college admissions officer. It's ruining kids. Millions of kids. https://t.co/wnWy0KHHFJ

Seems like a good idea to me: Chicago Finds a Way to Improve Public Housing: #Libraries nytimes.com/2019/05/15/art… @kimmelman @nytimes

STEM

How to Teach Kids About #AI - @HiMichelleMa @WSJ ow.ly/oirf30oLj5z - #MiddleSchool #STEM

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