Bebop Books: Common Core Now Supported

This comprehensive literacy program includes resources for guided reading, classroom libraries, shared reading, assessment and ESL/Dual Language programs. Explore our site to learn more about how Bebop Books can help your children succeed in their reading efforts. Read this article by Jeanne Clidas, Ph.D. Common Core State Standards Our Bebop titles support the new K-5…

Young Journalist’s Book: How to Write and Produce Your Own Newspaper

CBS anchor Scott Pelley said at a speech at Quinnipiac University that journalists “are getting big stories wrong, over and over again,” as quoted by a commenter on The Idaho State Journal politics blog. Young Journalist’s Book: How to Write and Produce Your Own Newspaper, is a great place to help children begin learn the…

Write Beside Them: Risk, Voice, and Clarity in High School Writing

This book is about teaching writing and the gritty particulars of teaching adolescents. But it is also the planning, the thinking, the writing, the journey: all I’ve been putting into my teaching for the last two decades. This is the book I wanted when I was first given ninth graders and a list of novels…

Editing Without an Editor Workshop

A fabulous workshop is being offered by two experienced editors: Eileen Robinson, creator of F1rst Pages; and Harold Underdown, author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Publishing Children’s Books. Do you have a manuscript—picture book, novel, or nonfiction—that needs work? Do you wish you could learn techniques that would help you revise not only this…

Interview with Tim Federle, Author of Better Nate Than Ever

What is your birthdate?: 3/24 Previous occupations: Broadway actor, with rest-stops at the Super Bowl (as a Christina Aguilera backup dancer) and Radio City Music Hall (as a CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR polar bear). Favorite job: This one! Revealing Questions Q. How would you describe your life in only 8 words? A. Honestly? Extremely dangerous. Oh, wait….

Poems Throughout the School Day

Crossposted on Yahoo! Introducing Poetry throughout the School Day For millennia – even before Homer started reciting The Iliad and The Odyssey – we humans have been telling one another poems. Even today, children and adolescents often spontaneously make up poems to tell one another, in jump-rope rhymes, insults and comebacks, riddles, and other verses. What…