Sunday, August 30, 2009

Happy to help!

M.T. Anderson tipped me to this thoughtful NYT piece about the state of trade books in the classroom (wow, that phrase sounds as antiquated as whole language) and the fact that the Horn Book gets a shout out on the third page. We are of course always gratified when teachers find us helpful in their work, but the fact that a student found us so . . . well, there are no words.

4 comments:

Monica Edinger said...

Wonder if his second try came from the Guide. (My take on this article and another one from Harpers here: http://medinger.wordpress.com/2009/08/30/in-the-classroom-teaching-reading/)

Anonymous said...

Ha! I also noticed that the kid in question showed fine discrimination in selecting his source material!

lenore said...

Choice as motivator, eh? Interesting approach. Now this one should perm your hair -- points as motivator -- published in today's NY Times book review: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/30/books/review/Straight-t.html?ref=books

emay said...

This is new?? Atwell and Calkins were the big thing when I started out in education, nearly twenty years ago.