In my opinion, books are the best accessory.
Last week I received a message from a former colleague inviting me to present at my school district’s Literacy Staff Development conference.
I discussed what I might present on:
How to help kids to read independently; resources connecting kids to books; book talking; connecting kids to books online…
Since I spent quite a bit of time on the presentation and the book lists, I thought I’d share here. Hopefully is will be useful for others.
Please note, part of my talk on encouraging a reading environment in the classroom included quotes and reference to Donalyn Miller, Jennifer LaGarde, and Pernille S. Ripp. They each create so many inspiring resources. I knew that those resources would be perfect for teachers to go to in the future. Additionally, I shared a link to Nerdy Book Club during the presentation.
Here’s the slideshow: (I uploaded this to slideshare, also it is a Google Presentation.)
I also addressed that the district was purchasing books for every classroom in the district, a gorgeous selection to create and add to classroom libraries. I referred in my presentation to the books purchased with a list of the books I’d pull out of the boxes first and share.
This was a pretty special day since I was able to connect with many special friends, colleagues, and it honestly felt like a wonderful homecoming experience… It was exciting to meet some of my new colleagues at McKay Elementary, will be nice to have some familiar faces when I start working. I loved that people appreciated the presentation and I appreciated the accolades I received. I also was excited about the dialogue that was occurring with those leaving the presentation. Those were three pretty packed presentations with many positive people listening. Grateful for the opportunity…. but returning to summer break for a few days!
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