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The latest thing I have learned to use for my Technology in the Classroom class is ThinkLink. This website allows you to upload any picture and then add links onto it to anything on the web. 206 more words

Technology In The Classroom

Chicken Sunday

Title: Chicken Sunday

Author: Patricia Polacco

Pages: 32

Summary(from Amazon.com): After being initiated into a neighbor’s family by a solemn backyard ceremony, a young Russian American girl and her African American brothers’ determine to buy their gramma Eula a beautiful Easter hat. 64 more words

Creeping Around the Picture Books #2 (Books starring African Americans)

On WordPress, there seems to be a very large community of book and writing blogs. I’ve written 14 posts since I began this blog (this is my 15th post). 1,128 more words

Book Reviews

Picture Books: Disabusing Aspiring Authors of Some Misconceptions

Let’s talk about picture books, ok? I made a little quiz for you all. Check off all the reasons why you might want to write a picture book: 566 more words

Reining in Picture Book Back Story

May has been a crazy month — so much so that I forgot to link here to a guest-post I did mid-month over at the EPA-SCBWI blog on back story in picture books. 9 more words

Writing For Children

"Thank You, Mr. Falker" -- and Thank You, Mrs. Mitchell's Class!

On April 23, 2015 I received a text from our Student Government Association President, Alex Dominguez, that read:

President Christian, a teacher from Bakersfield City School District (Owens Primary School) reached out and asked if I could help her find some community leaders to read to students on May 21 from 9:00-9:30.

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Building a case for picture books

The first time I intuitively felt someone dismiss picture books as only for little kids, I was genuinely surprised.

“Oh, we don’t read picture books anymore with Connor.*  He’s reading chapter books on his own now.”  This mother’s statement perplexed me then as it was unexpected.   830 more words