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Kittle Writing Beside Us

June 9, 2008


Eighty-two pages into Penny Kittle’s Write Beside Them, I’m smitten. This book will join the ranks of my go-to books, alongside Daniels and Steineke’s Mini-Lessons for Literature Circles and Barry Gilmore’s Speaking Volumes. Imagine my excitement when Penny Kittle herself agreed to enter our book club discussion. Wow. Having the author “write beside” us can only enrich […]

Twilight Series: For Pleasure & For Pedagogy

June 9, 2008


I’ve gone on a fiction reading binge while lounging on the beach this past week. There’s no better way to re-energize after a taxing school year than to sit in a beach chair beside the ocean, inhale the salty air, soak in the not-yet-too-hot sun, massage the feet in the sand, and escape via literary pages. […]

Come Read with Us!

May 1, 2008


Dana Huff  has invited educators to join her in reading Write Beside Them. In the spirit of forging a collaboration, I’ve created a wiki to unite all of us who want to join Dana in reading and discussing the book. Harvey Daniels, one of my heroes in the world of literature circles, has given the book […]