September 2009 Archives

The Book Whisperer meets the world's largest English department.

In observance of Banned Book Week, the Book Whisperer offers advice and resources for preventing book challenges in the classroom.

CCSSI released its first draft of proposed national standards.

Looking for tips and resources on how to inspire readers? Read my recent Wire Side Chat with Education World, which posted today....

Following up on my last post, Nancie Atwell, author of In the Middle and The Reading Zone and reading workshop queen, responds to the August 30th New York Times article, "A New Assignment: Pick Books You Like". In this video statement, Atwell addresses many of the myths about reading workshop and allowing students to choose their own books to read....


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