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Reading Strategically

We own too many books. I’ve confessed this before, and it surprises no one. Don and I spend too much time sorting, culling, dusting, moving, and shelving books. Without constant maintenance, our book collection would take over our lives and home. We have tried to control our book hoarding tendencies, but it’s a losing battle. […]

via So Many Books, So Little Time: Tips for Reading Strategically by Donalyn Miller — Nerdy Book Club

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Personal Lessons I’ve Learned From 6 Months of Blogging — Read Diverse Books

This is a follow-up to my article on the lessons I’ve learned after 3 months of blogging. Blogging is incredibly fun and rewarding, but it will stress you out and wreck you if you let it. Over the past 6 months, I’ve had many successes and failures as a blogger and often I have allowed it to get…

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Posted in english/language arts

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 […]

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

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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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