Reading expands our world and can both reinforce and reshape our views of it. Helping our students read widely is important if we want to grow their perspectives.
What do you do to help students read widely? How do you expose them to new and different authors, genres, and text types? What are your favorite techniques? Tell us below in the comments and like this post.
Today was my first day back on the author visit trail since Christmas break! What an awesome way to get back into the swing of things!
Mountain view Elementary School, you guys rock!
I have to take a moment to brag on your incredible media specialist and how great she was to work with! She really had these kids excited for my visit! It makes such an impact when the kids are prepared that an author is coming to visit!
I presented to Pre-K up to the 4th grade today and I was so impressed with these smart kids!
Another brag moment: this was the first school (out of 30 something) that a child knew what instrument the "Farmer" was playing! The Mandolin, for inquiring minds!
I also got one of my all-time favorite answers today! I asked some of the younger grades if they could remember the farmers real name, which is Papa Terry, but I got Papa Gonzo as a guess! 😂
The older kids had some very thoughtful questions, like: "how many copies did you have made of this book", "what wearhouses are your books in", and "how old are you" 😲
Thanks for having me friends! I hope to see you again next year! ♥️ A huge, heartfelt thanks to R & A orchard for my amazing gift basket! Yum! Can't wait to try everything! 😍
It's been three years since the shooting, three years since seven students and two teachers got killed, three years since Lee lost her best friend Sarah. The history of Sarah and how she defended her faith in front of the killer has spread, she has become a martyr. But the problem is that the story isn't true. Lee knows the truth and feels that it's time to speak up. She also realises that the other survivors have stories to tell, stories that hasn't been told. But is it better to tell the truth and take the consequences or to stay silent and feel the guilt? 🤓📚❤💔😥🏫🔫🇺🇸⛪ #katedralskolbib#skolbibliotek#schoollibrary#boktips#booktip#kodykeplinger#thatsnotwhathappened
Happy to share with you that my new book, Not So Scary After All, is out! This is the first of six titles from a series called, A Place for Us. The series is about children with special needs and it was produced in collaboration with Movement for the Intellectually Disabled @sgminds and their sponsor.
I really wanted to give this special community a voice though each of the six stories. The goal was to draw from the real experiences that were shared with me and tell a story about social inclusivity and empowerment. In particular, I hope these stories will help young children have a greater understanding about their special friends and embrace them.
Thank you to all the lovely people I met at MINDS’ four schools and at MINDS’ partner organisations - students, staff, parents and siblings - for sharing with me your stories. It’s inspired me to write more about this community of people who, while different, are so very warm and talented. I feel privileged to have been given a chance to tell your stories.
The book will hit retail stores soon - look out for it! It can also be ordered from the publisher @armourpublishing. The next 5 titles will be released this year. Suitable for children aged 4-8.
More to come!