My third grade students are currently in the middle of an arts and literacy collaboration to design, create, and write about children’s book characters. To give them a sense of how a professional children’s book author approaches the act of
Collaboration: it’s not just for the kids! Art teacher Margaret Burman and I are in the middle of a collaborative arts and literacy project in which third grade students are designing, creating, and writing about their own children’s book characters.
Yesterday I attended nErDcampNNE. About 150 teachers, librarians, writers, and more braved the Maine snow to share and learn together. It was, in a word, stupendous. I helped facilitate two discussions on what Lynn Plourde terms “Making Writing Visible.” In