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NCTE!

I had a fabulous time at NCTE the week before Thanksgiving. I can’t begin to share all the lovely moments there, but here are a some highlights and a few pics. * Riding the SuperShuttle with Cynthia Alaniz, her husband, and several other wonterful educators. * Dinner at a noisy

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School Library Journal Summit

I had a great time at the School Library Journal Summit in St. Paul, MN yesterday. Thought I would share just a few highlights. Click on any of the photos above to see my photo album of 15 pictures on Facebook (you don’t have to have a FB account to

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Camp Read-a-Lot in Rochester, Minnesota

Last Tuesday, I presented to Camp Read-a-Lot in Rochester, MN. We had about 30 educators for a day of learning and talking about great nonfiction and poetry books. Here are some highlights (you can click on any thumbnail to view a bigger pic). Thank you, SELCO (Southeastern Libraries Cooperating), for

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IRA Sunday — Presentations and a Party

Sunday was super busy. I went to the Children’s Literature Assembly board meeting first thing in the morning. CLA (you should join!) is part of the National Council of Teachers of English. I’m not on the board, but I’m organizing the Master Class (poetry, of course!) at the NCTE conference

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IRA — Saturday

[See yesterday’s post for my Friday at IRA.] Saturday at IRA, I went to a fantastic session called The Power of Poetry to Provide Teachable Moments (I’m going to do a separate post on that soon). I was with Janet Fagal, and we had a blast–and the presenters performed “The

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IRA — Friday

I was in New Orleans for the International Reading Association recently and thought I’d share some pictures and thoughts over this week and next. After a fun Friday day, including lunch at NOLA and a ride on the paddleboat Natchez,?I went to a get-together hosted by April Whatley Bedford, a

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Gayle A. Zeiter Children’s Literature Conference

Last month, I went to the University of Nevada Las Vegas to speak at the Gayle A. Zeiter Children’s Literature Conference. It was a fantastic experience, and I wanted to share a few pictures. I had a wonderful time presenting about children’s poetry and sharing easy ways to dive into

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[poetry friday] “Fire” (by Laura Purdie Salas)

Check out the cool printable that the Poetry Friday Anthology folks created for my cinquain poem, “Fire!” As we?already know, and as sad national news is proving more than ever this week, firefighters are truly heroes who risk their lives for our safety. (This printable was created before that news

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