Browsing All Posts filed under »Reading«

Guest Post: Lauren Carlton on Banned Books Week

October 5, 2020

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Most of these books have been banned because they contain an LGBTQ character, references to mental illness, violence, a religious viewpoint, racism, or sex education.

When AR Means Anti-Reading

May 8, 2020

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I remember how formal education nearly extinguished my child's love for reading with the "reading for points" program.

A “People” Is From A Place

April 8, 2020

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It's all connected. How can we expect students to care about life on earth enough to help the human species survive if we teach them that nature is irrelevant for their lives?

Text Set: Exploring Argument Basics

April 7, 2020

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What can we learn from exploring media about books focused on a social issue?

Talking Titles & Speaking Spines

April 7, 2020

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What poems are hiding in these stacks of books?

April Poetry Brings May Jubilee

April 1, 2020

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April is poetry month. Let's begin in hope.

Finding Old Friends in the Archive

January 31, 2020

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I've finally finished organizing The Archive!!!

On the Come Up by Angie Thomas

January 23, 2020

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Bri is a high school student with a head full of rhymes, a notebook full of songs, and a heart full of ambition. She is determined to make it as a rapper, and she’s doing all she can to catch that Big Break. I have never, in all my life, met a character who is […]

How To Read a Book by Kwame Alexander

January 14, 2020

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With this book, Kwame Alexander sets the tone that I want to convey to young people about reading: it's an adventure; it's full of surprises; and it brings great pleasure.

Haunted By the Mockingbird Part 3

January 9, 2020

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We've known for decades that the key to creating successful readers is CHOICE. I'd finally won that right for the students by working to bring in the new curriculum, but their teacher could deny it, simply because she felt like it.