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Reading is NOT optional!

Walter Dean Myers, a very distinguished author, has been selected as the new National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. He has replaced Katherine Paterson who served in this honorable position since 2010. Before that Jon Scieszka held the position first. The terms are for 2 years. His job will be to raise awareness about the importance of reading.

Read more about it here: http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/childrens/childrens-industry-news/article/50033-walter-dean-myers-named-national-ambassador-for-young-people-s-literature-.html

Check out this FAB sign that Kelly over at The Lemme Library created. She’s going to hang it up in her school.

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Book Challenge-Book#28

I’ve read another picture book-bought it at Hastings in Auburn yesterday-Casey at the Bat by Ernest Lawrence Thayer. Casey at the Bat is a poem/ballad about a famous baseball player. This is a cute picture book about a young boy at his baseball game-it starts out with the story of the boy, inserts the poem, and finishes the story about the boy. Very cute!

Last year we did “Casey at the Bat” as a readers theater, so this year I am going to read them this picture book first before we do the readers theater. This poem has LOTS of high level vocabulary in it!!!!

Here is a link to the readers theater script-Aaron Shepard has lots of great scripts.

http://www.aaronshep.com/rt/RTE23.html

 

Book Challenge-Book#14

Officer Buckle and Gloria-funny, cute, funny, cute!

This would be a good picture book for teaching partnerships, working together. I had already read it, but I reread it!!!!! Yes, I have the right to do that! 🙂