I plan to limit my 2016 reading challenges (since I haven’t reached any of my 2015 reading goals), but I will definitely participate in #readPOC2016, an initiative to encourage readers to read more books by people of color.
TeachThought suggests developing an identity for your classroom and telling its story on social media.
How I love all the annual “best of” book lists! A few favorites from this week:
School Library Journal’s page collects their many wonderful “best of” lists in one place.
Barnes & Noble has a good Best Young Adult Books of the Year list.
Slate compiled a list of Underrated Books of 2015.
Wendy Falconer Gassaway shares Ten Realizations she’s had while reading aloud to her middle-schoolers.
Rohan Maitzen reflects on scale and significance in her reading life.
Three Teachers Talk has an excellent post about assessing writer’s notebooks.
Elizabeth Dunn is absolutely right: even “easy” cooking isn’t easy.