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In the Classroom: Using Melissa Sweet’s Some Writer! in an E. B. White Author Study

For decades I’ve been launching my 4th graders’ school year with an  E. B. White author study. You can read more about it here and find the materials for the students here. As you will see there is close reading, … Continue reading

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E. B. White’s Beloved Farm

Every spring, Mary would arrive to open the house and ready the gardens for planting. For many years, in mid-June, a teacher from a school 90 miles away would bring her class to visit. “They sit on hay bales in … Continue reading

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E. B. White Study — Student Materials

Charlotte’s Web, Stuart Little, and The Trumpet of the Swan are three of the most well-known and best-loved books ever written for children. No doubt many of you are familiar with some or all of these books. You may have had Stuart Little read to … Continue reading

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E. B. White Author Study

I’ve been doing an E. B. White author study with my 4th graders for over thirty years. Here are a few links to material about it. You can get a sense of how I teach the unit (in 20016)  in … Continue reading

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Michael Sims on “The Nature of E.B. White”

I’m eager to read Michael Sims‘ book on Charlotte’s Web as I’ve already paged through it and it looks very interesting indeed, but need a bit more psychic space than I have right now what with school ending and all. … Continue reading

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The Little White Horse

I reread Elizabeth Goudge’s The Little White Horse a few years ago (curious after reading that it was a childhood favorite of J. K. Rowling’s) and loved it.  It was my childhood copy so I must have read it then, … Continue reading

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A STEM Unit Centered Around Andrea Davis Pinkney’s The Red Pencil

Last year I began exploring the possibility of a literature-connected STEM unit for my 4th-grade students around refugees with my school’s Engineering chair, Dr. Michael Sloan Warren. Early on I suggested we center it around Andrea Davis Pinkney’s beautiful verse-novel, … Continue reading

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Bank Street College’s Book Fest 2017

I had a great time Saturday at Bank Street’s Book Fest, a day-long conference. My small part was to lead a discussion on the following inventive informational books: Giant Squid by Candace Fleming and illustrated by Eric Rohmann The Hello … Continue reading

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Congratulations to the 2017 Boston Globe-Horn Book Winners!

The Boston Globe-Horn Book awards have been given annually since 1967.  Unlike many other awards, the eligibility period runs from June 1 to May 31 of the following year. As a result books from both years are considered. This year’s … Continue reading

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Considering the Classics

Long, long ago I wrote a professional book for Scholastic called Fantasy Literature in the Classroom. After Harry Potter, they had me update it and then retitled it Using Beloved Classics to Teach Reading Comprehension.  Both books feature my E. … Continue reading

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