Tag: reading

Kindergarten #tbt Show and Tell –part 11

Happy K IS FOR KINDERGARTEN Day! Today’s #tbt is extra special because… my first K is for Kindergarten book party is tonight AND I get to introduce you to a dear friend, actor/writer/beautiful human being, Shelby Wulfert. Who did this kindergartner grow up to be? If you stopped by to read last week’s post you… Read more »

Kindergarten #tbt Show and Tell –part 9

It’s kindergarten #tbt Show and Tell again, featuring Lori Mortensen, #kidlit author of over 70 books, including: CHICKEN LILY (Henry Holt/ illus. Nina Victor Crittenden) “Nice addition to story times . . . and good for anyone who’s a little chicken.”–Kirkus  COWPOKE CLYDE RIDES THE RANGE (Clarion/ illus. Michael Allen Austin) “Mortensen’s melodic and twangy couplets beg to be… Read more »

What To Expect When You’re Expecting–a BOOK! part13: Season’s Readings*!

SEASON’S READINGS*, friends! (*Credit to Paul W. Hankins for that clever phrase.) It feels like Christmas came early this year, thanks to the wonderful people at @scbwi  who included THIS CRAZY BLOG on their main page BLOGROLL for the month– along with some incredible names in children’s publishing. Wow! (For those of you visiting for… Read more »

Hohoho– “It is resolved that DECK THE WALLS teaches kids bad manners.” *Using DEBATES to teach Close Reading!

I had the pleasure of presenting at the California Reading Association’s PDI again this past November, to a packed house of AMAZING EDUCATORS, including the innovative crew from Loomis Grammar School, recipients of the 2013 California Exemplary Reading Program. Everyone participated in one or more of my FLUENCY GAMES & SONGS for Common Core and… Read more »

What To Expect When You’re Expecting–a BOOK!

We’re expecting–BOOKS! Call me crazy, but the last few weeks before the September release of my picture book, DECK THE WALLS (Sleeping Bear Press) remind me of the long-anticipated wait for the birth of our daughter–without the “beached whale” feeling. (Thank goodness!) So, in honor of Labor Day–yes, I realize it’s not a celebration of… Read more »