Last weekend, six teachers joined me on a whirlwind trip to New York City for a day of learning at Teachers College. The hour-long workshops were jam-packed with ideas and inspiration, some easy to implement immediately and others more big picture inspiration. However, the day started with a somber, but powerful keynote address by children’s author, Kate DiCamillo. She began by reading aloud the beginning of her latest novel, Louisiana’s Way Home, the sequel to MCBA nominee, Raymie Nightingale. There’s nothing like an author reading aloud his/her own work.
Here is this week’s roundup of literacy links for some quick inspiration, tips, and refreshment: