Good Things Happen When Teachers Write

Because of Twitter, final month I observed that a few of my trainer mates had been producing and sharing a whole lot of nice writing. They’d joined the Slice of Life Story Problem hosted by Two Writing Teachers and had been posting attention-grabbing writing about on a regular basis experiences. I so loved getting glimpses of their writing lives, I reached out to see if they’d share extra about why they write, the way it influences their instruction, and what sort of good issues can occur when lecturers write. Fortunately,…

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Creative couple: an interview with Lesa Cline-Ransome and James Ransome

James Ransome and Lesa Cline-Ransome have been writing and illustrating collectively and individually for a few years. And their work continues to develop and evolve. Maybe James stated it greatest: “What makes illustrating books so exciting is that because each book has a special voice, my approach toward each is different. Whether it be through my choice of palette, design or perspective, there is always a desire to experiment and explore what makes each book unique.” After a presentation, I had many extra questions than there was time for (plus…

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Working collectively: Lesa Cline-Ransome and James Ransome

I had the distinct pleasure of attending a bookstore program that includes writer Lesa Cline-Ransome and artist James Ransome. This husband and spouse staff continues to create books for younger readers that intrigue in addition to encourage. And their work — collectively and as people — continues to evolve and develop. Their latest collaboration is a recent tackle Harriet Tubman, Earlier than She Was Harriet (Vacation Home). It presents Harriet first as an outdated girl then exploring her completely different roles as nurse, spy, conductor on the Underground Railroad, and…

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READING = HOPE x CHANGE (What’s Your Equation?)

I simply got here again from the inauguration of Jacqueline Woodson because the sixth Nationwide Ambassador for Younger Individuals’s Literature on the Library of Congress. The Nationwide Ambassador program — co-sponsored by the Library of Congress, the Kids’s E book Council, and Each Baby a Reader — was created in 2008 to “raise national awareness of the importance of young people’s literature as it relates to literacy, education and the betterment of the lives of young people.” Ms. Woodson rightfully joins a veritable Who’s Who of kids’s and younger grownup…

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Meet Juana Medina! | Reading Rockets

Juana Medina was born in Bogotá, Colombia, the place she has stated that her drawings acquired her in bother along with her academics. Fortunately for the kids’s e book world, Juana has turned her creative abilities to writing and illustrating. Juana obtained the celebrated 2017 Pura Belpre Award for Juana and Lucas (Candlewick), certain to be the primary of many honors. She studied on the Rhode Island College of Design (RISD) the place she additionally taught. Juana at present teaches at George Washington College in Washington, D.C. and continues to…

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Meet Juana Medina! | Reading Rockets

Juana Medina was born in Bogotá, Colombia, the place she has stated that her drawings obtained her in bother together with her lecturers. Fortunately for the kids’s guide world, Juana has turned her creative expertise to writing and illustrating. Juana obtained the celebrated 2017 Pura Belpre Award for Juana and Lucas (Candlewick), positive to be the primary of many honors. She studied on the Rhode Island College of Design (RISD) the place she additionally taught. Juana at the moment teaches at George Washington College in Washington, D.C. and continues to…

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