Oregon-born Beverly Cleary, beloved children's author, dies at 104. NEW YORK — Beverly Cleary, the celebrated children's author whose memories of her Oregon childhood were shared with millions through the likes of Ramona and Beezus Quimby and Henry Huggins, has died.
She was 104. Cleary's publisher HarperCollins announced Friday that the author died Thursday in Northern California, where she had lived since the 1960s. No cause of death was given. Trained as a librarian, Cleary didn't start writing books until her early 30s when she wrote "Henry Huggins," published in 1950. Poetry- ALL. Diverse Children's Books. A Book Is a Heart That Only Beats in the Chest of Another: Rebecca Solnit on the Solitary Intimacy of Reading and Writing. International Literacy Association. Scaffolded reading.
Reading a text with the guidance or support of a teacher. Paper vs Digital reading. TED-Ed - Why should you read Kurt Vonnegut? Reading. Why Are We Still Teaching Reading the Wrong Way? Our children aren’t being taught to read in ways that line up with what scientists have discovered about how people actually learn. It’s a problem that has been hiding in plain sight for decades. According to the National Assessment of Educational Progress, more than six in 10 fourth graders aren’t proficient readers.
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Amazon could never replace libraries. Here’s everything we offer that Amazon doesn’t. Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) * denotes top ten title Alexander Hamilton: The Graphic History of an American Founding Father.
By Jonathan Hennessey. Illus. By Justin Greenwood. 2017. Ten Speed Press, $19.99 (9780399580000). COLLECTION: Blogs. Awesome Librarians. Cry, Heart, But Never Break: A Remarkable Illustrated Meditation on Loss and Life. “Each day, we wake slightly altered, and the person we were yesterday is dead,” John Updike wrote, “so why … be afraid of death, when death comes all the time?”
Half a millennium earlier, Montaigne posed the same question somewhat differently in his magnificent meditation on death and the art of living: “To lament that we shall not be alive a hundred years hence, is the same folly as to be sorry we were not alive a hundred years ago.” Yet mortality continues to petrify us — our own, and perhaps even more so that of our loved ones. And if the adult consciousness is so thoroughly unsettled by the notion of death, despite intellectually recognizing it as a necessary and inevitable part of life, how is the child consciousness to settle into comprehension and comfort? This warmly wistful story begins outside the “small snug house” where four children live with their beloved grandmother.
The Hobbit: How a 10-Year-Old Boy Helped Unleash Tolkien Upon the World. Let’s start at the beginning, the place where Tolkien would want us to start if he were writing this article.
Where did the idea for The Hobbit come from? According to Tolkien, in a letter written to W. H. What Kids Need From Grown-Ups (But Aren't Getting) : NPR Ed. Kids explain how banned and challenged books helped them and even saved their lives / Boing Boing. Educational videos. We are all born free – our human rights in pictures. The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind - Jump Into A Book. Frequently Overlooked Useful YouTube Features - A PDF Handout. TeachingEnglish. Wideo - Make animated online videos free. Is there one great phrase to boost student effort and performance? - Assessment Literacy.
Have you read Daniel Coyle’s book, The Talent Code?
It dives into patterns that are common across some of the world’s talent hotbeds. If you liked it, be sure to check out his blog – The Simple Phrase that Increases Effort 40%; it really resonated with my passion for formative assessment strategies. It’s also a phrase that needs to be shared with educators and parents alike. Teacher feedback is at the heart of successful formative assessment. It’s feedback from the student to the teacher as well as from the teacher to the student. In his blog, Daniel shared research by a team of psychologists from various universities that was designed to determine if there was a best practice for providing constructive feedback. Lessons From McGraw Hill: The Eurocentric Influence on History Textbooks and Classrooms. Earlier this month, McGraw Hill found itself at the center of some rather embarrassing press after a photo showing a page from one of its high-school world-geography textbooks was disseminated on social media.
The page features a seemingly innocuous polychromatic map of the United States, broken up into thousands of counties, as part of a lesson on the country’s immigration patterns: Different colors correspond with various ancestral groups, and the color assigned to each county indicates its largest ethnic representation. The page is scarce on words aside from an introductory summary and three text bubbles explaining specific trends—for example, that Mexico accounts for the largest share of U.S. immigrants today. The recent blunder has to do with one bubble in particular. Pointing to a patch of purple grids extending throughout the country’s Southeast corridor, the one-sentence caption reads: McGraw Hill swiftly did its damage control.
Take the Civil War. Related Video. Deeper Learning: Benefits Of Travel And Second Languages (Deeper Learning) Find Similar or Opposite words at WordHippo. Donald Trump Cuts Library Funding - Institute of Museums and Library Services FundingCut. When you introduce yourself as a librarian at a dinner party — as I have been doing for my whole adult life — you usually receive one of two responses: either the dreaded “But wait … aren’t libraries, like … dying?
Visual dictionary. Vocabulary @ learning chocolate. 15 inspiring quotes chosen by teachers, for teachers. “Motivation, creativity and freedom are my most powerful educational tools,” says Cyprus teacher Evanthia Poyiatzi.
To sharpen your motivation, creativity and freedom this week, read (and share!) The 15 inspiring ideas and quotes below — handpicked for you by Evanthia and her fellow TED-Ed Innovative Educators: The true story of 'true' - Gina Cooke. 7 Fiction Books That Will Light You On Fire – Personal Growth – Medium. Besides reading to feel, most of us read to learn. Visual Literacy.