There is a terrific new blog out there, Lolly’s Classroom. Here’s how the blog creator, Lolly Robinson, of the Horn Book who also teaches a course in children’s and adolescent literature at Harvard’s School of Education, describes it:
Lolly’s Classroom will look at books and reading from a teacher’s perspective — but we’re hoping to get plenty of non-teacher readers as well. There’s no question that book discussions become richer when the people discussing them come from a variety of backgrounds. So really we’re calling on all of you to come over and join us in the Classroom.
Two interesting posts are already up; one on the books Lolly uses in her class and another from first grade tacher Whitney Gruenloh on her pairing of Martin’s Big Words with Freedom Summer . There is also this welcome post with more about the blog and a suggestion box too.
While they already have a wide variety of teachers set to blog on their use of books in the classroom, they have a call out for more so if you are interested email a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Lolly Robinson (lrobinson at hbook.com).