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Teacher Melissa Guerrette on Writing and Student Collaboration with Author Linda Urban: Pt. 3

February 4, 2016

This past Fall at the 2015 NCTE conference, I heard Linda Urban (and several other authors) speak with teacher, Melissa Guerrette about writing. It was fascinating!  They also talked about MILO SPECK, and an interesting collaboration that developed between Linda and Melissa’s class.Today we share Part 3 of a 3-part post about Milo and that collaboration. (Part 1 can be found HERE, […]

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Teacher Melissa Guerrette on Writing and Student Collaboration with Author Linda Urban: Pt. 2

February 2, 2016

This past Fall at the 2015 NCTE conference, I heard Linda Urban (and several other authors) speak with teacher, Melissa Guerrette about writing. It was fascinating!  They also talked about MILO SPECK, and an interesting collaboration that developed between Linda and Melissa’s class. I’m excited to share Part 2 of a 3-part post about Milo and that collaboration. (Part 1 can […]

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Linda Urban on Milo Speck: Accidental Agent, writing, and collaborating with students

January 31, 2016

Milo knows all about magic. He’s read about it in books and understands that magic can be as near as a secret door, or as wonderful as a silver coin. But Milo never expected magic would come to him. And when it did… it came in the form of a sock! So begins Milo’s wild adventures in Ogregon – […]

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An Interview with Shannon Wiersbitzky

January 27, 2016

Shannon Wiersbitsky and I first met several months ago at the 2015 NCTE conference where WHAT FLOWERS REMEMBER was honored by the Children’s Literature Assembly as one of 2015’s Notable Children’s Books in the English Language Arts. (Find more about What Flowers Remember HERE.) It’s a pleasure to welcome her back to ReaderKidZ to talk about her newest book. DIANNE: The seeds […]

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What Flowers Remember

January 24, 2016

What Flowers Remember by Shannon Wiersbitzky (namelos, 2014) Delia’s been learning all there is to know from her elderly neighbor, Old Red Clancy’s “School of Gardening.” While Old Red keeps up a constant chatter filled with the Latin names of flowers and the best ways to cut and prune blossoms, Delia hatches a plan. Since Old […]

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What Does It Mean to Be An Entrepreneur?

January 20, 2016

  What Does It Mean to be an Entrepreneur? (Little Pickle Press, 2016) explores the initiative, tenacity, and persistence needed to successfully transform an inspiration into a functioning reality. Entrepreneurs approach problem-solving opportunities by asking the questions “What if?” and “What for?” From there, they tirelessly investigate options in search of creative ways to develop […]

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 17, 2016

ReaderKidZ is pleased to celebrate Dr. King through several of the wonderful books that capture the boy, the man, and the pastor who inspired us to stand up and lead with words, not fists. MARTIN’S BIG WORDS: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by Doreen Rappaport, illustrated by Bryan Collier (Hyperion Books for […]

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