Literacy Consultant at Oakland Schools. Contributing writer at https://t.co/thFTSTAYEc. Insert quippy bit here. Tweets: mine
Joined on 4 September, 2015
@jthompedu I started reading time last semester. It’s been amazing! We transition from reading time to class time with an exercise I call beautiful sentences: everyone reads aloud a great line from their book! Works great with both classroom novels & independent reading. Great investment!!
Yesterday after my session with a group of wonderful librarians in Kansas, a participant came up to ask me who I'd cited as the source of the "windows mirrors and sliding glass doors," metaphor often used to describe the awesome power of books. When I shared Dr. Rudine Sims...
Students of all ages, families and community members are welcome to celebrate the 2020 African American Read-In! Author Debbie Ann Taylor will perform a reading and signing of her recent book Over In Motown. The first 20 families will receive a free copy of the book. #ReadIn
What better way to spend a snowy day than cozied up with a cup of hot cocoa, great books, and good friends? See you tonight! #AARI20
Due to some disheartening comments in the #classroombookaday fb group about sharing pic books with trans characters & pushback on racism in anthropomorphic monkeys, I felt the need to clarify a few things about my stance on book selection. Sharing here for those not in the group.
Replying to @triciaebarvia: "There is no agree to disagree on bigoted statements or erasing marginalized groups or perpetuating negative stereotypes…
Today @NYTmag published this haunting addition to the #1619project — a photo essay of slave auction sites, of places across the country where humans were bought and sold. Most of them are unmarked. It’s a forced forgetting that we hope to change.
Please use this additional resource in your classroom.
Here's one that went well today:
Sit in on a book club or inquiry circle, and just scribe the conversation. Then, pause the discussion to read the transcript to students, and ask, "What do you notice? What's going well? Where could we level up the discussion?"