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Teaching With Blogs: Capable Child Bloggers

This is the third year I’ve been doing blogs with my fourth graders and it has become such a natural part of the fabric of my classroom that I haven’t been blogging here about it at all.  However, a couple … Continue reading

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Reading a Personal Act?

Alastair Harper thinks so.  As far as he’s concerned, the reduction of book reviews in media is no tragedy at all. He concludes: Reading is a personal act. It’s rare for friends to share the same bag of favourite authors; … Continue reading

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Spelling and Reading in English

The reeder wil obzerv that the orthography of the volume iz not uniform. The reezon iz, that many of the essays hav been published before, in the common orthography, and it would hav been a laborious task to copy the … Continue reading

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Steve Jobs, Reading, and its (Un)Death

For most of my lifetime, I’ve heard that reading is dead. In that time, disco has died, drive-in movies have nearly died, and something called The Clapper has come and gone through bedrooms across the nation. Timothy Egan on “Book … Continue reading

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Caleb Crain on Reading

In a post this week Jenny Davidson commented on Caleb Crain’s New Yorker article, “Twilight of the Books” (as I have too) and also pointed readers to his blog, Steamboats Are Ruining Everything. In particular, Crain is providing additional information … Continue reading

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Teaching with Blogs: Electronic Blackboard/Bulletin Board

Over the summer I refurbished the class blog (using a new template and banner image) and, with school underway, am using it all the time. One way is for homework as I have a page for this. On it is … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Newbery: Reading Old and Young at the Same Time

The Newbery award is given to a book, “… for which children are a potential audience. The book displays respect for children’s understandings, abilities, and appreciations. Children are defined as persons of ages up to and including fourteen, and books … Continue reading

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Teaching with Blogs: Alice in Videoland

One of my favorite teaching units of the year is the Many Faces of Alice unit. I begin by reading the book aloud, have the kids take a close look at the various illustrators, and then ask them to do … Continue reading

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Teaching with Blogs: We Aren’t Back in Kansas Yet

  A few weeks ago, while my students were at gym, an associate teacher and I created a yellow construction paper road that led from the door of the classroom to Oz, in this case the Emerald City pages of … Continue reading

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Teaching with Blogs: The Miss Rumphius Award

  I’m so excited! I’ve just been awarded The Miss Rumphius Award for “… your impressive ideas for how to use a weblog to support classroom literacy at your Edinger House blog site at http://blogs.dalton.org/Edinger.”   Members of the RTEACHER … Continue reading

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