Hi! Book reviews to write, classes to plan and, another article underway. So, I’m just going to quickly share to really good opportunities that I really hope one of my readers will jump at. First, The International Reading Association’s 60th Annual Conference, “Transforming Lives Through Literacy”will be held 18-20 July in St. Louis. Proposals are… Read More Quick Little Post of Possibilities
the following information was received in an email. Struggling Readers and the Common Core Improving Literacy in Changing Times An ALA/Booklist webinar from Orca Book Publishers and Saddleback Education The goal of the Common Core State Standards is to accelerate students’ reading achievement to grade level by the end of 2014, but educators can’t begin… Read More Struggling Readers and the Common Core
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is asking for our help in creating reading lists for elementary, middle and high schools students. The Summertime Nonfiction reading list will reflect Common Core standards while encouraging students to read science, history and biographies for their own enjoyment. The public is asked to suggest books and a… Read More NEH Crowdsources NonFiction Reading Lists
International Book Giving Day is a volunteer initiative aimed at getting books in the hands of as many children as possible on February 14, 2013. International Book Giving Day’s focus is on encouraging people worldwide to engage in simple acts of giving. We will invite individuals to: 1) give a book to… Read More International Book Giving Day
I’ve written quite a bit about attending the ALAN conference, but never about ALAN. ALAN is the Assembly on Literacy for Adolescents. The Assembly on Literature for Adolescents is an independent assembly of NCTE. Founded in November 1973, ALAN is made up of teachers, authors, librarians, publishers, teacher-educators and their students, and others who are… Read More Do you ALAN?