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Book Love: Fostering Readers

Penny Kittle never ceases to amaze me. Never. I read her professional development books, and I am suddenly so excited to spread the reading bug. I want to be in the classroom  336 more words

Plan Your Fall Schedule Now! MAMLE Annual Conference

Comments from 2015 conference!

Fabulous – I haven’t been in years and loved it.

Best ever!

This could be 3 or 4 days.

I REALLY got energized around MCL! 14 more words

MAMLE

Reading Workshop Dynamics: More than just Text #yalitclass

You look at someone reading a book and probably think it’s a passive activity, like watching tv or paint dry. Truth be told, it’s anything but in the minds of the readers. 835 more words

Young Adult Literature

How Penny Kittle Made My Day (for the second time)

I’m featured in the Teacher Learning Sessions Podcast chatting with Penny Kittle (OMG!!!) about how to get young people reading. Please listen (it’s less than a half hour) and send some coins to the… 70 more words

Literacy

Fall in Love with Reading

Our English Department requires students to read at least one ORB (outside reading book) a semester, along with reading the grade level novels on our curriculum guides. 679 more words

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Review: LIT UP by David Denby

The premise of David Denby’s Lit Up is that although high school students are reluctant to read works of literature, a talented teacher can help young people find relevance and purpose in challenging texts. 802 more words

Classroom Library: Mission Impossible?

When I think of building a classroom library, I quickly become overwhelmed. How do I pick the right books? Where can I get help financially for the resources necessary to build a library?  612 more words