Guest Post: Please Welcome Marisa Kaplan of EdGeeks.com

The Reading Tub remains in hibernation – it is almost time for a long winter’s nap, after all!! But we didn’t want the Solstice to pass without wishing you a Season filled with with lots of cuddling, laughter, good times, great food, and (of course) lots of books! In the blink after Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa comes 2012, and lots of shiny new goals and ideas. Forget the champagne at midnight … this Bookworm will be awaiting the announcement of the Cybils finalists!! Bookmark this link … subscribe to the blog … and be one of the first to shout “huzzah” when you see the shortlists on January 1, 2012. And speaking of resolutions … I would like to introduce Marisa Kaplan of … Read more

Tools for Reading and Literacy – October 2011

For a multitude of reasons, the Reading Tools Roundup has shifted to periodic publication rather than a monthly column. I will stick with this schedule for the foreseeable future. Welcome to the October edition of the Tools for Reading and Literacy. This is a periodic annex to the Literacy and Reading News Roundup, a collaborative effort  with Jen Robinson (Jen Robinson’s Book Page), Carol Rasco (Rasco from RIF), and me. I couldn’t do this Tools Roundup without the significant contributions – and incredible research skills – of Susan Stephenson of The Book Chook blog! In each issue you will find links to articles, websites, and online tools that facilitate the processes of reading and learning. Whether the information is recently … Read more

Tools for Reading and Literacy – End of Summer Edition

Welcome to the June-July-August edition of my roundup of literacy tools and ideas. In this (normally) monthly post you will find links to articles, websites, and online tools that facilitate the processes of reading and learning. Whether the information is recently published or a couple years old, it’s new to her and may be new to you. Enjoy! Starting off Given that Labor Day has now come and gone and the kids are back in school, it is too late to pitch Summer Writing Tips for Boys as a way to bridge the school years. Story starters (and this post has a lot of them) are helpful anytime of year and the post is worth bookmarking for just that reason! … Read more