Saturday, June 30, 2012
Friday, June 29, 2012
OK, enough about me. It's time to hear what kids, Rebecca Stead, and Al Roker said about When You Reach Me.
Borrow When You Reach Me from your school or public library. Whenever possible, please support independent bookshops.
Mr. Colby Sharp is a children’s literature enthusiast. He connects his fourth graders with authors and members of his professional learning network. I invited him on Watch. Connect. Read. to discuss Linda Urban’s visit to his classroom.
I wrote seven sentence starters and asked Colby to complete each sentence using fewer than twenty words.
*Ms. Linda Urban is one of the nicest, most generous, and intelligent people I have ever met.
*My fourth graders learned more from Mattie Breen than any other character they read all year.
l recommend A Crooked Kind of Perfect to boys, girls, adults, former students, current students, and anyone else who I think would benefit from Zoe's story (EVERYONE).
*Hound Dog True is well written, as powerful, and as important as Because of Winn-Dixie.
*Twenty years from now my students and I will remember Linda's story about when she was bullied as a child, and how that story helped lead to Hound Dog True.
*Mr. Schu, you should have asked me about how Linda found out a boy in our class was a huge fan of one of Linda's writing fans. Linda took a letter that he had written to the author and delivered it to the author.
Thursday, June 28, 2012
@ColbySharp - @AnitaSilvey discusses #TheOneandOnlyIvan on her Book-A-Day Almanac: LINK
-@MrSchuReads - #TheOneandOnlyIvan is traveling with @AkGal68 and me: LINK
-@MrSchuReads - Meet the real #TheOneandOnlyIvan: LINK
-@ColbySharp @FuseEight compares #TheOneandOnlyIvan to Charlotte's Web: LINK
-@MrSchuReads - Download #TheOneandOnlyIvan discussion guide: LINK