I am a daily reader of one of @ProfessorNana 's blogs. This past week, a post titled Doing it the right way really struck a chord with many of her readers. One particular sentence resonates, Tell me about the book but tie it to my life. You owe it to yourself to read the entire post.
Thanks to Teri Lesesne, lifelong reader, educator and blogger at The Goddess of YA Literature for this tweet and post.
Whether you celebrate International Dot Day for a single day or more, you might want to consider using some or all of the lessons/ideas presented by Matthew C. Winner in his blog post, Dot Day Lesson Seeds 2103.
Don't miss the latest Let's Get Busy podcast with author illustrator Leeza Hernandez.
We appreciate the posts and the tweets, Matthew C. Winner, elementary library media specialist, co-founder of #levelupbc, 2013 Library Journal Movers & Shakers Tech Leader and blogger at The Busy Librarian.
Beautiful artwork was added to the Celebri-dots pages this week by Deborah Freedman, Kimberly Newton Fusco, Lori Degman, Aaron Becker, Diane Myr, Mr. Pig and The Little Crooked Cottage and Louise Borden.
Thanks to Terry Shay, educator, college adjunct, FableVision Learning Ambassador and blogger at TJ On a Journey for these tweets and these posts.
Another monthly chat on Twitter on Sundays follows the hastag #digbkclub. Here is the archive of their past chat on the book, Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library.
Thanks for the tweet go to educator and blogger at Crayons and Pencils, Michelle Haseltine.
It's been a truly wonderful week for trailers, and authors and illustrators talking about their books. Enjoy the array of choices.
Have you visited the Children's Book Council's new website?
As soon as they were released Mr. Schu began sending out tweets for the videos of the speeches at the Caldecott-Newbery-Wilder ceremony, Katherine Applegate's Acceptance Speech, Jon Klassen's Caldecott Acceptance Speech, Katherine Paterson's Wilder Acceptance Speech and Peter Brown's video about his Caldecott Honor award as well as Pamela Zagarenski's video about her Caldecott Honor award.
I don't know about you but I can hardly wait for the September #SharpSchu Book Club Follow the link for all the information.
To prepare for the #SharpSchu Book Club you might want to read this article about Aaron Becker, Amherst author revisits childhood
Have you sent in your questions to NPR for R J Palacio?
Don't forget next week is International Literacy Day!
This is a great post, Librarians Are NOT Knowledge Keepers-Pass It On.
Thanks to Jennifer LaGarde, teacher librarian, 2012 Library Journal Movers & Shakers, ALA/NYT I Love My Librarian winner, co-founder of #levelupbc and blogger at The Adventures of Library Girl for this post and tweet.
For people collecting projects for International Dot Day here are a couple of additional links for ideas, here and here.
Thanks to educator, Literacy Adjunct Instructor, and co-host of #MELit on Twitter, Susan Dee for these tweets.
I never tire of these lists of beautiful libraries to visit around the world, 16 Libraries You Have To See Before You Die
To the first person who can tell me the location of the first library I will send a hardcover copy of Maggie Stiefvater's The Scorpio Races. To the second person who provides the correct answer I will send a paperback copy of The Scorpio Races. Please leave your answer in the comments below or DM me on Twitter.(The hardcover copy has been won only.)
Thanks to Library Love Fest for this tweet.
This was posted back in June but is well worth visiting again, Beyond the Book: Infographics of Students' Reading History.
Thanks to high school educator, contributor to the New York Times Learning Network blog and Monarch Teacher Network and blogger at The Reading Zone, Sarah Mulhern Gross for this tweet and this post.
Now That Your Students Have iPads is an excellent post with excellent insights by one of my favorite tech gurus, Richard Byrne.
To the first person who can tell me the name of the author of the articles which Richard Byrne references in his post, I will send a copy of Maureen Johnson's The Madness Underneath, Book 2 Shades of London series. Please leave your answer in the comments below or send me a DM via Twitter.
Thanks to educator, speaker and blogger at Free Technology for Teachers, Richard Byrne for this tweet and post.
If you ever do an author study of Richard Peck this video might be a good one to share with students.
Thanks to teacher librarian, co-traveler on the summer reading road trips with Mr. Schu, Donna Kouri, for this tweet.
There is so much beauty to be found in books, not only on the inside with illustrations, text and story, but on the outside. Secret Fore-Edge Paintings Revealed in Early 19th Century Books at the University of Iowa
Thanks to author Lisa Yee (Bobby vs. Girls (Accidentally) for this tweet.
Here's another idea for creating a visual of your reading life. Timeline at ReadWriteThink
Here's a very thoughtful article, Are we teaching kids to hate reading?
To the first person who can tell me the author of this blog post I will send a copy of Counting By 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan. Please leave your answer in the comments below or send me a DM on Twitter. (This title has been won.)
Thanks to teacher librarian and blogger at Van Meter Library Voice, Shannon Miller for these tweets.
It seems that the covers of the Harry Potter books are getting a new look in more places than one. I still need to get the set created by Kazu Kibuishi but take a look at these New 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows' UK Adult Edition cover features Nagini All the other UK covers are shown too as well as a link being provided to the gorgeous Kazu Kibuishi covers.
Thanks to Children's Bookshelf of Publishers Weekly for this tweet.
Tuck this away for your research skills classes, How To Cite Social Media: MLA & APA Formats
Thanks to Sarah Russo, MLIS student, for this tweet.
This is an interesting article on the effects of technology, Is Technology Scrambling My Baby's Brain?
Thanks to Library Director, Gretchen Caserotti, for this tweet.
Guess what teachers and librarians? There is a Curriculum Guide for the Unwanted series!
Thanks to author Lisa McMann for this tweet and the wonderful books.
Here's a visual treat, The Story Tower.
Listen to Kate Winslet, Richard Ayoade, and Other Famous People Read Roald Dahl These are tantalizing clips for upcoming audio books.
Thanks to Book Riot for these tweets.
This is so exciting. One of my favorite projects every year is the Mock Caldecott unit. Time to Get Our Lists in Order---Calling Caldecott is asking for suggestions.
To the first person who can tell me the title of the top book on this list I will send a copy of Brian Floca's Locomotive. Leave your answer in the comments below or please send it to me via DM on Twitter. (This title has been won.)
Thanks to The Horn Book for this tweet.
To close out Twitterville Talk this week, please take a moment to read this letter from a parent who lost her daughter in the Sandy Hook tragedy. We are heroes...every single one of us.
Thanks to educator and blogger at Read, Write, Reflect, Katherine Sokolowski for this tweet.
Please enjoy my collection of quotes, phrases, and pictures from Twitter this week.
RUFF day at the office pic.twitter.com/i6jVGl3cgR
— Barbara O'Connor (@barbaraoconnor) August 31, 2013
Early this morning. 4am. pic.twitter.com/R8D3LMHG0c
— Jeff Daniels (@Jeff_Daniels) September 1, 2013
If history repeats itself, I am so getting a dinosaur.
— Toby Price (@jedipadmaster) September 1, 2013
Please join us next month! Counting by 7s is our book by @HGoldbergSloan. #digbkclub
— Michelle Haseltine (@Mhaseltine) September 2, 2013
Spread the word about #digbkclub! First Sunday of the month 8pm EST.
— Michelle Haseltine (@Mhaseltine) September 2, 2013
Good poster to review w/ Ss at the beginning of school year --> Poster for teaching appropriate (online) behavior: pic.twitter.com/VoHMftZEOC
— Michael Carton (@michaeltcarton) September 2, 2013
Why hasn't @PotteryBarn opened a store for dogs called Pottery Bark?
— 匕คrค lคzค尺 ツ (@taralazar) September 2, 2013
So @colbysharp inspired me to make this #BeBrave poster, in honor of a new school year: http://t.co/AURAbf8afw
— Deborah Freedman (@DeborahFreedman) September 2, 2013
Since it is so likely that children will meet cruel enemies, let them at least have heard of brave knights and heroic courage. - C.S. Lewis
— John Hendrix (@hendrixart) September 3, 2013
My 4-year-old says to me, she says, "you're NOT gonna be 38! That's how old the mummies are."
— Matthew Cordell (@cordellmatthew) September 4, 2013
Third grader, "You mean we can take these books home?" Me, "Yes." Third grader, "Are you sure?" Me, "Yes, of course." Third Grader, "Cool."
— Colby Sharp (@colbysharp) September 4, 2013
Brilliant. Just. Brilliant. "One Day More" Teacher Video. http://t.co/cjskoCDcDa
— Maria Burel (@NoVaLibraryMom) September 5, 2013
So excited to find this BE poster by @peterhreynolds for my lib! #BeBrave & more! Print yours http://t.co/853kTMNBSj pic.twitter.com/KEON1VTNCc
— Sherry Gick (@LibraryFanatic) September 6, 2013
A student just came in my room (20 minutes b4 school) to tell me about the book she almost finished yesterday. The culture is building :-)
— Brian Wyzlic (@brianwyzlic) September 6, 2013
I had an experience at a school yesterday far too profound to fit into a tweet. http://t.co/YasFclZQcz pic.twitter.com/jKvqqYe4S0
— Jarrett J. Krosoczka (@StudioJJK) September 6, 2013
After a teacher taught me--a young student--to read a story one day, I began to sense that I would need stories for the rest of my days.
— Paul W. Hankins (@PaulWHankins) September 7, 2013
You might be a #nerdybookclub member if you have a dream that your school librarian is buying more books for the library! @100scopenotes
— Niki Ohs Barnes (@daydreamreader) September 7, 2013