Friday, February 21, 2014

Military Children


One of my book series is about military children.  This website http://breakingground.wamu.org/   offers an audio podcast on the topic and it's quite unique.  I'd like to meet this lady!



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Monday, February 17, 2014

Belgium


My sixth grader had to do a country report and chose Belgium because he knew I lived there for a few years.  His report and powerpoint were accompanied by some Belgian waffles for the class. Good job Carter! 




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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Library Organization


I've been researching a bit into how the libraries and librarians affect teachers and students directly to improve literacy.

http://www.ilovelibraries.org/school-libraries-make-difference

This organization is great.  It makes claims that aren't proven quite yet, but it's on the right track!



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"S"

If you haven't read "S" by JJ Abrams, you've got to!  It's a publishing masterpiece!  The actual book was made to look like an old library book which two graduate students pass back and forth writing in the margins trying to solve a mystery of the fictional author.  There are codes, inserts, things stuck in the pages...the book even smells old with some pages with tear-stains.  There is no one way to read it.  I chose to only read the margins but even that has a system.

When my friends and I read it, half our discussion was "How did you read it?" which is really exciting to think about.  Each reader approaches it differently.  The multiple plot lines are great too (as would be expected from the creator of Lost) but I really enjoyed the actual physical book the most.  A great example of meta-fiction as an emerging genre!








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