In my opinion, books are the best accessory.
I adore participating in #titletalk each month. It is simultaneously overwhelming and inspiring. The focus for this month was beginning of the year — how will you promote books, reading, and accommodate student needs?
I collected links of websites I thought were important points during the #titletalk discussion:
What I was most excited about: A Reading Attitude Survey- first portion of this PDF is an article, last portion is a reading survey with Garfield: http://www.professorgarfield.org/parents_teachers/printables/pdfs/reading/readingsurvey.pdf
Great collection of resources celebrating Wonder by R.J. Palacio – a number of people mentioned that Wonder is going to be their ‘all school read’ or classroom read, some mentioned they would wait a few months and THEN read it aloud. http://pinterest.com/dsmacdonald/wonder/
Biblionasium: A number of people keep mentioning this website, looks terrific: http://biblionasium.com/#tab/all-books
QR Codes Connect Students to Books: http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/slj/newsletters/newsletterbucketextrahelping/886787-443/qr_codes_connect_students_to.html.csp
Authors who Skype with classes for free: http://www.katemessner.com/authors-who-skype-with-classes-book-clubs-for-free/
Very cool book birthday celebration post from Colby Sharp: http://sharpread.wordpress.com/2011/09/27/book-birthday-party/
Fake Reading came up in discussion and an expert shared her weblink to watch a video about students who fake read: http://www.pennykittle.net/index.php?page=reading-2009
Rethinking Dyslexia came up – http://thebigpicturemovie.com/
I.N.K. – Interesting Nonfiction for Kids blog page came up in discussion, the author Barbara Kerley- one of my personal author heroes posts to this blog once or twice a month. I enjoy following blog posts and additionally think their book lists are fantastic for educators who need inspiration on non-fiction titles. http://www.inkrethink.blogspot.hk/
Favorite Quotes from Books Wall: love this image: http://yfrog.com/h8gurkoj
Wonderopolis: I have this app- fascinating every day! Inquiry teachers, here is a great inspiring resource for you to share with students with new things to share daily: http://wonderopolis.org/
Did you know you can create a tweet book of your favorite tweets? I found this fascinating: http://tweetbook.in/ It worked! Here are my favorite tweets from the past few days including all the #titletalk key moments for me: stylinlibrarian-favourite-07272012-07302012-b8a42e47.pdf