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Thursday, October 30, 2014 11:07:32 AM (3 hours ago)
Michael Ferrari wrote a blog post titled Write a Screenplay!:
Michael said, "In addition to writing books, I write screenplays. I will be teaching a screenwriting seminar on Saturday November 8th, 10am-noon at Cuyahoga Community College's Westshore Campus in Westlake, Ohio.  If you're in the Cleveland area, join us..." more

Thursday, October 30, 2014 11:05:31 AM (3 hours ago)
Kelly Barnhill wrote a blog post titled Read All the Things – it’s not WHAT we read, it’s HOW we read that matters.:
Kelly said, "There have been over the last few months – and I’m sure you’ve seen them – articles circulating. Perhaps you read one in The New Yorker. Perhaps you saw an enraged discussion on Twitter. Perhaps you saw a delightful..." more

Thursday, October 30, 2014 10:33:30 AM (4 hours ago)
Anne Miranda wrote a blog post titled Kristin, it’s easy to be in touch with our iPhone app:
Anne said, "Please view this email in a browser:..." more

Thursday, October 30, 2014 10:27:30 AM (4 hours ago)
Renee Hand wrote a blog post titled Interview with Carolyn Wolfe for The Moonsparrow Collection:
Renee said, "Come and join me as I talk with author Carolyn Wolfe about her Moonsparrow Collection on Stories From Unknown Authors http://blogtalkradio.com/storiesfromunknownauthors at 1pm EST today.Info:The Moonsparrow Collection is..." more

Thursday, October 30, 2014 10:21:31 AM (4 hours ago)
Roger Sutton wrote a blog post titled New York Times Best Illustrated list announced:
Roger said, "Here it is! http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2014/10/30/books/review/2014-BEST-8.html?_r=1& Usually this list matches up pretty well with our Calling Caldecott list with one or two big surprises. This year I am finding more surprises than..." more

Thursday, October 30, 2014 10:21:30 AM (4 hours ago)
Roger Sutton wrote a blog post titled Board Book Roundup: Fall 2014 Edition:
Roger said, "This column is part of a series of recommended board book roundups, formerly published twice a year, now published every season. You can find the previous installments here. Don’t miss Viki Ash’s primer “What Makes a Good Board Book?” from..." more

Thursday, October 30, 2014 10:21:30 AM (4 hours ago)
Sarah McIntyre wrote a blog post titled SILK festival 2014, skudeneshavn, norway:
Sarah said, "Hello from Skudeneshavn in Norway! I've been doing intensive school visits today and Stuart's been traipsing about town, and we're both crashing in our guesthouse lounge having a rest before the official SILK Festival Opening Ceremony..." more

Thursday, October 30, 2014 10:11:32 AM (4 hours ago)
Frank Serafini wrote a blog post titled Fostering Comprehension: Some Guidelines:
Frank said, "            Reading comprehension instruction has assumed a prominent place in educational conversations of late, and for good reasons. With the recent release of the Rand Report on Reading Comprehension, Reading..." more

Thursday, October 30, 2014 10:11:32 AM (4 hours ago)
Frank Serafini wrote a blog post titled PBD: Some Favorites by Leo Lionni:
Frank said, "Everyone is familiar with Leo Lionni's books Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse and Swimmy, but here are a few more of my favorites. Born in Italy, Lionni was a graphic designer as much as a children's book artist. His colorful images blend drawing and..." more

Thursday, October 30, 2014 10:11:32 AM (4 hours ago)
Frank Serafini wrote a blog post titled PBD: Picturebooks by Kadir Nelson:
Frank said, "The picturebooks of Kadir Nelson feature the lives and stories of famous African Americans. His artwork has won numerous awards and is featured on his website at: https://www.kadirnelson.com and in a new gallery exhibit at..." more

Thursday, October 30, 2014 10:11:32 AM (4 hours ago)
Frank Serafini wrote a blog post titled Some Advice for Graduating Teachers:
Frank said, "Here are some excerpts from the Commencement Address I delivered at Willammette University in Salem, OR a few years ago:My experience over the past 25 years as an educator has helped shape my outlook on life and helped form my vision for the world I..." more

Thursday, October 30, 2014 10:11:32 AM (4 hours ago)
Frank Serafini wrote a blog post titled PBD: Picturebooks with Books as Characters:
Frank said, "I have been working on my new column for The Reading Teacher from IRA. This column will feature picturebooks that incorporate a book into their storyline or as a character in the book. These examples above all feature postmodern or metafictive..." more

Thursday, October 30, 2014 10:11:32 AM (4 hours ago)
Frank Serafini wrote a blog post titled PBD: Pura Belpre Award Winners:
Frank said, "Tomorrow is Cinco De Mayo - a day of celebration of Mexican American heritage and pride.The Pura Belpre Award is given each year by the American Library Association. The award is named after Pura Belpré, the first Latina librarian at the New York..." more

Thursday, October 30, 2014 10:11:32 AM (4 hours ago)
Frank Serafini wrote a blog post titled Sharing Picturebooks with Older Readers:
Frank said, "For the past forty years, picturebooks have been an important resource in the elementary reading curriculum, especially in primary grade classrooms. However, contemporary picturebooks contain themes, issues, artwork, and quality writing that is..." more

Thursday, October 30, 2014 10:11:32 AM (4 hours ago)
Frank Serafini wrote a blog post titled PBD: Picturebooks About Teachers and Teaching:
Frank said, "These are some of my older favorite books about teachers and schooling. They are excellent resources for discussing aspects of schools and what teachers do and shouldn't do. I have a long list of these books..." more

Thursday, October 30, 2014 10:11:32 AM (4 hours ago)
Frank Serafini wrote a blog post titled Review of Reading the Visual:
Frank said, "A wonderful review of my new book Reading the Visual on Teachers College Record at:http://www.tcrecord.org/Content.asp?ContentID=17519"

Thursday, October 30, 2014 10:11:32 AM (4 hours ago)
Frank Serafini wrote a blog post titled Considering Changes in Literacy Education Across New Technologies:
Frank said, "<!--[if gte mso 9]> Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE <![endif]--> Literate Event or Social Practice Traditional Technologies New..." more

Thursday, October 30, 2014 10:11:32 AM (4 hours ago)
Frank Serafini wrote a blog post titled Dav Pilkey at IRA:
Frank said, "Dav Pilkey delivered the keynote address at the IRA conference in New Orleans this morning. He talked about boys and reading, the importance of choice, Mad Magazine, and that struggling readers may love to read too, especially if we let them choose..." more

Thursday, October 30, 2014 10:11:32 AM (4 hours ago)
Frank Serafini wrote a blog post titled Three Shifts from Reading 1.0 to Reading 2.0:
Frank said, "Theoretical ShiftsFrom autonomous models of literacy to social models of literaciesFrom Web 1.0 (focus on consumption) to Web 2.0 (focus on production)From websites providing information to social media platformsFrom voices of authority (ie. Cliff..." more

Thursday, October 30, 2014 10:11:31 AM (4 hours ago)
Frank Serafini wrote a blog post titled Short Hiatus:
Frank said, "I will be taking a brief hiatus from posting Picturebook reviews until mid-June. I have some writing to complete and some wine to drink :)"

Thursday, October 30, 2014 10:11:31 AM (4 hours ago)
Frank Serafini wrote a blog post titled Top Ten Postmodern Picturebooks:
Frank said, "Here is a link to the Top Ten list I did for the Nerdy Book Club:http://nerdybookclub.wordpress.com/2014/05/24/top-ten-list-favorite-postmodern-picture-books-by-frank-serafini/"

Thursday, October 30, 2014 10:11:31 AM (4 hours ago)
Frank Serafini wrote a blog post titled Some Thoughts on Reading:
Frank said, "Readers learn to read by reading. In some ways, it’s just that simple. No one can read a book for you. Yes, they can read a book to you, but that is different. If children don’t see themselves as readers, and don’t see the purposes for..." more

Thursday, October 30, 2014 10:11:31 AM (4 hours ago)
Frank Serafini wrote a blog post titled An Excerpt from my new book: Reading Workshop 2.0 (Heinemann, 2015):
Frank said, "A Reading Workshop 2.0 environment is designed to provide teachers and students with digital and web-based resources and technologies for reading, sharing, discussing, and analyzing children’s literature. These resources provide new avenues for..." more

Thursday, October 30, 2014 10:11:31 AM (4 hours ago)
Frank Serafini wrote a blog post titled Coding Novels for Literature Discussions:
Frank said, "<!--[if gte mso 9]> Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE <![endif]--> For many years, my students in both elementary and college classes have..." more

Thursday, October 30, 2014 10:11:31 AM (4 hours ago)
Frank Serafini wrote a blog post titled Commenting on Texts in a Digital World:
Frank said, "Here is an excerpt from my upcoming book: Reading Workshop 2.0: Teaching Reading in the Digital Age about commenting on texts (coding and marking up) with digital apps.Commenting Using Apps on Mobile..." more