Having students pick book nooks is one of my favorite lessons in Readers’ Workshop launch! We read aloud You Can Read and discussed the good book nooks in their classroom. One of my goals for my lessons this year is to plan the what, the how, and the WHY. WHY is it important for readers to have good book nooks? Sometimes I’m even explicitly listing the WHY on the anchor chart.
Here is this week’s roundup of literacy links for some quick inspiration, tips, and refreshment:
- Such a cool story about how a story came to be from author, Kate Messner. I LOVE when authors share their processes!
- 500 Prompts for Personal and Narrative Writing from the New York Times
- Unit 1: Teaching Narrative Writing with the New York Times – prompts, mentor texts, and a contest! AND it says it’s the FIRST installment in a series of SEVEN!
- Mental health break – Back to Hogwarts is every September 1st at 11:00 at King’s Cross Station in London.