Notes from Horn Book (original post describing this resource is here)
- Five Questions for Alexandra Day, author of Good Dog, Carl books
- An annotated compilation of books about dogs and ponies
- Reviews of three new books that address a few of today’s most compelling subjects: the war in Iraq, the conflict between civil liberties and national security, and climate change
- Annotations of three anxiously awaited sequels: The Penderwicks on Gardam Street, The Battle of the Labyrinth, and The Last of the High Kings
- Three reviews of books for the Fourth of July: King George: What Was His Problem, Lady Liberty: A Biography, and Otto Runs for President
- Themed reviews on books about butterflies, Father's Day, and Flag Day
- Author feature include Cory Doctorow, Meg Cabot, and Rosemary Wells
- Collaborative Teaching: Finding Common Ground First (Checklist) - This feature is designed for use in mentor meetings, new teacher groups, or faculty gatherings where partner teaching will be considered. The questions are also a great tool for getting to know others on staff.
- Quote Collection on Commitment to Teaching
- This two-page self-reflection tool for teachers from Early Childhood Today provides a great starting point for professional development workshops or informal chats with colleagues over the summer about changes that might be made in the fall.
HaperCollins Up All Night Writing Contest
In honor of the publication of Up All Night by celebrated authors by Peter Abrahams, Libba Bray, David Levithan, Sarah Weeks, Gene Luen Yang and Patricia McCormick, HaperCollins is hosting a writing contest for kids between the ages of 14 and 19. The entry form is here and the deadline for entries is October 1. Read reviews of Up All Night and hear an interview with the authors here.
This week's NCTE inbox is about Twitter -- a microblogging tool that ask users to tell friends what they’re doing in 140 characters or less--and how it can be used as a professional development and writing tool.