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Slice of Life: Reading Malpractice

I think I should sue my son’s school for reading malpractice. Every day he comes home from school hating reading just a little bit more. Understanding just a little bit less what it means to be a reader. Understanding just a little bit less why anyone would ever want to read. Feeling more confused by the…

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A Month of Favorites: Introduction

GirlXOXO, Estella’s Revenge, and Traveling with T are hosting A Month of Favorites, a bookish December blogging event. I can’t think of much that I like doing more than reflecting on my year of reading, so I am hoping to join in a few times over the month. Visit any of the hosting blogs for…

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 12/1/14 #imwayr

Visit Teach Mentor Texts and Unleashing Readers to participate in the kidlit version of this weekly meme. On my blog this week: A collection of online readings about Ferguson in Sunday Salon A celebration of pie, conversations, coming home, and a most excellent Thanksgiving A review of Lita Judge’s lovely nonfiction picture book, Born in…

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Sunday Salon: A Round-Up of Online Reading

It saddens me to need to publish another all Ferguson edition of Sunday Salon. I read very widely online this week, and these are the pieces that resonated the most with me.   Ferguson: Contexts, Commentary, the Classroom Roxanne Gay’s Only Words was one of the best pieces I read this week. There are absolutely no…

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5 Things I Loved About Last Week 11/29/14 #celebratelu

Ruth Ayres hosts a weekly celebration on her blog. I appreciate this invitation to reflect on the positives of my week. 1. Conversations at NCTE. This was my third year attending NCTE, and each year the experience has been very different. This year, I was much more relaxed than I usually am, spent less time…