“Yes. . .And It Was THIS Too. . .” Historical Perspective and First-Hand Accounts

“Yes. . .And It Was THIS Too. . .” Historical Perspective and First-Hand Accounts

  When I attended nErDcamp last summer in Parma, Michigan, I got to see my friend and nationally-recognized hero/ambassador for books, John Schumaker (Mr. Schu). He’s …

 

What We “Know” After Cutting Up a Book

What We “Know” After Cutting Up a Book

  Receiving an F&G copy of Rebecca Kai Dotlich’s forthcoming title, The Knowing Book, was a thrill and a blessing this month. To have an early …

 

Bunnys, Wolves, and Bears, Oh My! (or “What We Learned by Cutting Up WOLFIE THE BUNNY”)

Bunnys, Wolves, and Bears, Oh My! (or “What We Learned by Cutting Up WOLFIE THE BUNNY”)

  It begins here. It always begins here. A few images clipped from the book knowing that I have left many more within the book that …

 

Literacy We Might FLOAT Upon (or “What I Learned from/by Remixing Daniel Miyares’s FLOAT”)

Literacy We Might FLOAT Upon (or “What I Learned from/by Remixing Daniel Miyares’s FLOAT”)

  I have to admit, I find this first image just a little TOO literal. The book is simply floating on that back piece of poster …

 

“The Duties We Assume. . .”

“The Duties We Assume. . .”

First and foremost, this blog has always been a representation of my thinking and not a response to the thoughts/thinking of another (not by way …

 

The Pre-Search Packet: Building-In Backround/Beefing-Up Response

The Pre-Search Packet: Building-In Backround/Beefing-Up Response

Yesterday, we talked about the basic pre-search packet our AP English Language and Composition students create in advance of their formal response to our question …

 

Tuesdays with Morrie: Reading and Reflections

Tuesdays with Morrie: Reading and Reflections

I was taken with Barry Lane’s “Sad Art of Closed Reading” this weekend. His Kenny anecdote is one that should all of us taking a …

 

Your Students Would Read This Too.

Your Students Would Read This Too.

I have been in Minneapolis since Thursday afternoon. Since Thursday, I have interacted with a number of educators and librarians and authors and poets and …

 

“If Someone Only Knew. . .”: AT-RISK SUMMER in Reflection and Review

“If Someone Only Knew. . .”: AT-RISK SUMMER in Reflection and Review

It begins with this flyer being passed out at NCTE 2015. The person passing these out is none other than E. E. Charlton-Trujillo. I have …

 

“Drawing the Fire Watch”: Veteran’s Day 2015

“Drawing the Fire Watch”: Veteran’s Day 2015

  “Drawing the Fire Watch” Veteran’s Day 2015 It’s dark-thirty on a May morning and I dutifully take my scheduled post at the front–the bow–of the barracks to watch my …

 
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