Tag Archives: books

Creating and Composing in a Digital Writing Workshop

Note: This post, co-authored by Troy Hicks and Kristin Ziemke, has been prepared in response to Nancie Atwell’s blog post about the role of technology in her classroom. In her recent blog post Nancie Atwell opens up about the role … Continue reading

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We’ve been busy…

Hi Friends! Happy 2013! This post in an apology for not being present on the blog for the past few months and a public commitment to make my practice more visible in the coming days. This has been a challenging … Continue reading

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Beautiful, Beautiful Books

I’ve been meaning to post these pictures ever since last spring.  I took them at a great independent children’s book store in Wisconsin called the Book Look.  It’s basically teacher heaven.  So sit back and enjoy my photo essay.

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Fantastic Flying Books

Thanks to Teri Lesene @ProfessorNana for sharing this little gem on her twitter feed.  I was positively enchanted by this short film that captures an inner spirit, something unsaid, that every book lover holds inside of them.  Not only is … Continue reading

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Book Find

I just finished reading Savvy by Ingrid Law and I love, love, love it.  The only question in my mind is will I get a set for book clubs or will I read it aloud? Savvy is listed as a … Continue reading

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Books and eBooks and Bankruptcy, Oh My!

Toys.  Is this Toys ‘R Us?  No.  It’s Borders.  The same Borders that is declaring bankruptcy.  I was shocked to see such a huge toy display when I went to spend a few gift cards the other day.  Clearly they … Continue reading

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A Little Video Inspiration

Sunday morning and I’m catching up on my emails. I was so excited to see my Choice Literacy newsletter in my box. Although you have to pay for the site you can sign up for a free newsletter that gives … Continue reading

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The Top Ten List is In!

Every few months I have students vote on a top ten list of favorite books for the class.  I picked this up from a few of my colleagues a couple of years ago.  Students are in charge of collecting the … Continue reading

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