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Saturday, October 27, 2012

Twitterville Talk #72

Lively as ever Twitter delivers the best of the latest.  There are lots of Halloween treats this week. (I couldn't resist.) Enjoy and happy reading one and all.

This is an outstanding interview and worth every minute it takes to read.  There is no doubt about the impact this man has made in the world of literature not to mention his videos. Wouldn't You Like to Know---John Green

An invitation has been extended for all those on Twitter to join Donalyn Miller and Colby Sharp, fourth grade teacher and the King of Reading Promotion in #titletalk on October 28, 2012 at 8:00 PM EST.  The topic will be short texts (poems, articles, short stories and picture books).  It will be more than worth your while.

Thanks go to Donalyn Miller, educator and author of The Book Whisperer, for these tweets.

Mark your calendars and clear the time to participate in the SharpSchu Book Club on November 7, 2012 at 8:00 PM EST.  Check out the four great early reader books which will be discussed.

Thanks to Colby Sharp, educator and blogger at sharpread for this reminder tweet.

Lemony Snicket's new title, Who Could That Be at This Hour?, the first in a series of four, released this week has prompted, Q & A with Lemony Snicket .

Thank you Publishers Weekly for this post and tweet.

It could not be presented in a simpler format for the younger crowd, Digital Citizenship Poster for Elementary Classrooms.

For the door in your classroom (or I'm thinking it would be cause for a smile or two in my home), check out this pin.

I've blogged about some of these resources but some are new to me---The Five Levels of Digital Storytelling.

Geography Awareness Week is on the horizon.  Check out these possibilities.

Thanks for these tweets goes to Debbie Alvarez, teacher librarian currently in Hong Kong and blogger at The Styling Librarian.

In case you might need more Halloween decorations look no further than these at the website of author, Tony DiTerlizzi.

Thanks to Tony DiTerlizzi for this tweet and the treats at his site.

Guess what lucky readers of the book, I'm Bored by Michael Ian Black with illustrations by Debbie Ridpath Ohi?  Ohi has posted some bonus goodies at her website to go with the book.  Hurray!

Thanks to Debbie Ridpath Ohi for these extras and for the tweet.

In a quandary as to a possible Halloween costume?  Look what Reading Rockets has pinned, Literary Costumes.

Thanks to The Horn Book for this tweet.

Here are a couple of educational games offered by ABCya!, The Typing Ghosts and Pumpkin Matching, that are lots of fun.

Thanks to John Schumacher, teacher librarian, Library Journal Movers and Shakers 2011 and blogger at Watch. Connect. Read. for these tweets.

This looks like a fun activity for parents and their children or teachers and their students---Red Tricycle 2012 Totally Awesome Awards Most Awesome Beloved Bedtime Stories.  Or perhaps you could design one of your own to promote a discussion about what makes a book the best bedtime story.

Thanks to Teresa Rolfe Kravtin, SE Indie Rep and blogger at A Rep Reading.

Here's another interview of Lemony Snicket sure to generate some laughs.  I hope my copy of his new book arrives soon, until then---Daniel Handler's new Snicket series dives into noir.

Thanks go out to Little, Brown Books for Young Readers for this tweet.

Tech guru, Richard Byrne of Free Technology for Teachers has a timely post, Halloween and SMART boards.  This promises to be a great resource.

Thanks for this post and tweet.

I don't know how I've missed this but this looks to be a goldmine for educators and writing in the classroom---The Exquisite Prompt:  Classroom Writing Resources

Thanks for the post and tweet go to Reading Rockets.

You might want to tuck this away for next year---50+ Wicked Halloween Ideas, Resources, & Apps

Thanks to Steve found at Bongo LLP.

Did you miss this?  I can hardly stand to wait---Visiting the 23rd Floor:  Kelly Bingham
How lucky can we readers get?

Thanks to author, Kelly Bingham for this tweet.

PSSST---Did you know that TOON Books has A Halloween Giveaway.  Don't be afraid to see their great treats.

Thanks to TOON Books for this offer and tweet.

Renowned author, Frank Cottrell Boyce wins Guardian children's fiction prize.

Thanks for this tweet goes to educator and blogger, Monica Edinger.

I think this is great for those that missed the webcast. It has been archived.  Taylor Swift Read Every Day--A Live Classroom Webcast

Thanks to Scholastic Teachers for this tweet.

This continues to be a first stop for recommended resources.  Now there are even more---ALSC's Great Websites for Kids expands.

Thanks goes to the American Librarian Association for this tweet.

These are a few of my favorite quotes and thoughts from Twitter this week.

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