One of my favorite parts of teaching in The Now is the art that we’ve created. From plays for our theatre to this stained glass window display, we’ve been creators. Creating has been a great form of expression and even leads to more writing and reading. What a colorful year!
Here is this week’s roundup of literacy links if you’re looking for some quick inspiration, tips, and refreshment:
- “11 Pictures Books with Twist Endings Kids Won’t See Coming” from Brightly
- “10 Quirky Alphabet Books with a Twist” from Brightly
- Jennifer Serravallo’s latest book, Teaching Writing in Small Groups, has a study guide. Sign up HERE.
- I saw a post from Dr. Debbie Reese, and I just registered for “Indigenous Voices: Authentic Children’s Literature in the Classroom and Library”.
- I have now doubt that Ann Braden’s Flight of the Puffin will be one of the best books of the year. Sign up for the author’s read aloud of the book ahead of its May release HERE.
- Vertically-aligned book stacks from librarian, Julia Torres
- “Celebrate Poetry Month with Amanda Gorman”
- Apply NOW for Poetry Foundation’s Virtual Summer Institute! I went two summers ago, and it changed my life.
- Mental health break: “What sweet or funny things have your students said recently?” I live for these gems!