There were lots of people who entered the Ugly Fish book giveaway. Unfortunately, there’s only one winner for the drawing. The lucky winner of a copy of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s … Continue Reading Ugly Fish Book Giveaway Announcement
We have three weeks until winter break in my school district. This is the perfect time for a unit about using writing as gifts. To begin this unit, we are … Continue Reading Writing as Gifts
Last weekend at NCTE, I had the pleasure of attending a session co-led by Patrick Allen, author of Conferring: The Keystone of Reader’s Workshop. Patrick shared some questions that he … Continue Reading Nurturing & Nudging Independence
Anybody can write an exciting story and make it interesting. The trick is to . . . write a quiet story and make it interesting. — Hemingway
Oops, this was suppose to post yesterday. I’m thankful for . . . Silly jokes that make giggles come alive Ordinary moments captured with words Photos documenting life The privileged work … Continue Reading Gratitudes
The message in Say Hello, which is written by Jack and Michael Foreman, is so simple. The message to young readers is that you should reach out to a person, … Continue Reading Say Hello + Giveaway: Bullying Series
I joined Twitter at the beginning of October. What began as an experiment in learning a new genre has become one of the best professional development experiences of my entire … Continue Reading Twitter as PLN
I’m pleased to announce that recipient of Goal, which is written by written by Mina Javaherbin and illustrated by A.G. Ford. The giveaway goes to Heather Brougham-Cook. Special thanks, again, … Continue Reading Goal Giveaway Recipient
Hugged. Home. Unpacked. Can’t wait to talk with Andy. But first, a very brief reflection of NCTE. I promise more will come. Still, in a word, this is what I’m … Continue Reading NCTE: A Very Brief Reflection
This-coming weeks marks the time of the year that I recall a few of my former students falling apart. Why? Thanksgiving, which marks the beginning of the holiday season, falls … Continue Reading Don’t Fall Apart Now!
We’ve all dealt with people who subscribe to the philosophy of “what’s mine is mine and what’s yours is mine.” In fact, most of us have taught those children at … Continue Reading Ugly Fish + Giveaway: Bullying Series
Ruth and I will be presenting at at the NCTE Annual Convention tomorrow afternoon. Our presentation on reflective practice will begin at 12:30 p.m. in the Saybrook Room at the … Continue Reading Our NCTE Presentation Is Tomorrrow.
It’s been a long day at Literacy for All. We each attended great sessions (which I’m sure you’ll find out more about in upcoming blog posts), presented two different sessions, … Continue Reading End of a Fantastic Day