Browsing All posts tagged under »literacy«

They shouldn’t have to ask us!

July 31, 2012

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I recently received an email from an author stating “I hate to ask, but…”  She had read the review I wrote for her book and she knew I really enjoyed it, so she asked me if I’d nominate it for an award. Can you imagine how she felt? I assume it’s something like how I feel […]

Dividing and Conquering

July 18, 2011

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I’ve been thinking about books and literacy for a while now, thinking I better master a new tech tool before returning to the same ol’ job and finding effective ways to implement and teach … new literacies. I have developed and action plan quite yet, but Librarian by Day has got me thinking. You don’t […]

February 8, 2010


I’m working on an interactive learning area for the media center and decided to discuss plans with my colleague, Jackie. Isn’t it amazing what happens when colleagues talk? One thing leads to another, to another and to another! Of course we discussed what’s popular in our media centers and from there it went to keeping […]


February 7, 2010


What a beautiful blue Sunday! Colts blue, that is! If you need another reason to cheer the Colts on this evening, check out their commitment to literacy. Always committed to literacy is PaperTigers. They’re all about multicultural books for young people with a focus on voices in the Pacific Rim. This past week, PaperTigers kicked off […]

time to go Back to School

August 3, 2008

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ASCD’s article on Engaging African American Males in Reading provides useful information for selecting and using literature to motivate African American males.  Instead of just selecting text that builds skills, the study highlights the importance os selecting texts that is intellectually exciting for both student and teacher. serves as a roadmap and provides apprenticeships. cognitively […]

Toys for Tots to include books for tots

March 3, 2008

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Toys for Tots, a national charity run by the marines, recently announced the Toys for Tots Literacy Program. The group will collect books and deliver books to the country’s most disadvantaged children in an effort to break the cycle of poverty and youth illiteracy.