Hi friends! The big back-to-school sale on Teachers Pay Teachers is right around the corner! Yay! This is a great opportunity to get a sale price on amazing resources for your school library classroom. Here’s my advice to help you get ready. Create Your Wish List before the TPT Sale Starts During the TPT sale, traffic will be high on the website, typically slowing
Archives for July 2016
Hi friends! Did any of you get to attend a Scholastic Reading Summit this summer? I did, and one of my biggest takeaways was the power of BOOK TALKS. Pour Your Heart Out In this slide you can see author Katherine Applegate’s delight as she hears a sixth grader talk about a teacher pouring his or her heart out about a book. Are you taking time
Hi friends! We’re on our last chapter of Reading in the Wild: Wild Readers Show Preferences. To me, this quote sums up what I need to take away from this chapter. My downfall? Goosebumps! I know that I turn up my nose just a little bit when a student checks out a Goosebumps book. Ick! How can they like those? I definitely need to work on
Hi friends! Are you having a great summer? Are you making reading plans? Is your nightstand loaded with books, like mine (always) is? Chapter 4 of Reading in the Wild is all about how Wild Readers Have Reading Plans. What did you think about this chapter? Thoughts? Questions? Takeaways? Please share them on our Padlet for Chapter 4. [padlet key=’6p9bafpwrom4′ width=’100%’ height=’480′] Have a favorite
Hi friends! We’ve got more Wild Reading in store this week, as we talk about Chapter 3: Wild Readers Share Books and Reading with Other Readers. My favorite quote this week (p. 128) reminds me of us, as we share this book together! Again, this chapter was chock full of ideas for our school libraries! After reading, re-reading, and lots of highlighting and margin-scribbling, here are
Hi friends! I hope you’re enjoying our summer book club! I know I’ve written soooo many plans for next year, and we’re only on Chapter Two! Let’s Collaborate on our Padlet! Here is our embedded Padlet. [padlet key=’vb9tj10gexl4′ width=’100%’ height=’480′] Or you can click this link to go to the Padlet website. What ideas and questions were sparked in YOUR brain as you read Chapter 2?