I have been obsessed with Dr. Rudine Bishop Sims’s quote about books as mirrors, windows, and sliding glass doors ever since I first heard it. So true. So powerful. When I saw Grant Snider’s print inspired by the quote, I knew I had to get it. After the reading specialist at my school transformed a long hallway into a magical, Disney-like space, I jumped into transforming some of the new, diverse texts I’d gotten for the book room into my own hallway display. It’s hard to have a favorite metaphor from the display, but I love this last part:
I overheard some students saying that “Books are music!” I hope they submit it for the display!
Here is this week’s roundup of literacy links for some quick inspiration, tips, and refreshment:
- The Harry Potter Club will TOTALLY be making these!
- “Questions as Learning Target Prompts” from Two Writing Teachers aligns with inquiry-based minilessons that I learned about at LFA a couple years ago!
- This book is getting lots of buzz in literacy land.
- SEL Quick Writes from author, Paula Borque, on the Stenhouse blog
- The importance of the Share in our Writers’ Workshop
- Great tips for professional conferences!
- THIS IS AUTHENTIC, ENGAGING ASSESSMENT! Do you follow @Jess5th on Twitter? Get on it!
- Mental health break: “‘Canine library’ offers chance to check out therapy dogs”