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Revisiting Poetry Posts — Highly Textured Librarian

On this first day of National Poetry Month, I’d like to revisit the poetry themed posts I’ve done in previous years. Are you ready for the list? Poetry in Ten: Incorrect Merciful Impulses – I used ten quotes from Camille Rankine’s poetry collection to create a book review of sorts. Summer Reading List: The Poetry Edition – Recommendations […]

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Revving Up Student Thinking with Choice and the Reading Un-Frenzy — The Unquiet Librarian

Last year, Jennifer Lund and I had the pleasure of doing a reading frenzy with Language Arts teacher Sean O’Connor and his students. The concept of a reading frenzy comes from teacher and speaker Nancy Steineke. The basic premise of the activity is to give students a series of texts, allow them to skim and […]

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Weekly Diigo Posts (weekly) — The Reading Zone

Teaching Authors–6 Children’s Authors Who Also Teach Writing: Science Poems. Poetry Month. Poetry Friday. Oh, My! THRILLED by this post on Poetry and Science by @aprilhwayland! https://t.co/5IsBew9Ff4 https://t.co/H9zOaIfs1L tags: twitter If you got this close to many animals in these pho If you got this close to many animals in these photos, you might not […]

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H E R S T O R I E S | Library-Short Creative Writing Course — Blackness Personified

I decided to create a library-short creative writing course, now being offered as a virtual online course at Inman E. Page Library, Lincoln University Missouri. The course at this time focuses on women writers of Missouri including Maya Angelou, Kate Chopin, Lucile Bluford and Josephine Baker. The course lectures can be accessed through Youtube.com. There […]

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Some Poems to Read in Honor of Earth Day — The Reading Zone

Originally posted on wild delight: Happy Earth Day! What a great time to share some nature poetry with students, seeing as it is National Poetry Month, too. Below are a few of my favorite nature poems to share with students. ? Three Foxes by the Edge of the Field at Twilight by Jane Hirshfield This is a new favorite of mine because I’ve spent…

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Wikipedia Project: The Brainstorm Phase — Highly Textured Librarian

Okay, so working with the Octavia E. Butler Society on the Wikipedia page for Mind of My Mind gave me a taste for creating Wikipedia pages. I want to get more experience with creating pages, but I haven’t figured out what to focus on. Or should I say, I hadn’t figured it out because now I […]

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