12 Days of Christmas – A Literacy Feast

The 12 Days of Christmas begin today. We are “off the grid” for the rest of the year. Like you we are enjoying time with family and friends. Our gift to you is a collection of 12 Days of Christmas. Literacy style. Enjoy some of our favorite literacy finds this year. Our 12 Days offers some new research,  creative literacy ideas, and a few book list suggestions. This is the only 12 Days of Christmas that give you the guilt-free answer to “I’m bored” during Winter Break. Grab a cup of eggnog (or your favorite holiday beverage), sit back, and enjoy the feast! 12 Days of Christmas for Literacy Curators Create ONE own family cookbook – Read it or Scoop.it from … Read more

Are eReaders the Answer for Dormant Readers?

That was one of the Literacy 2.0 questions that came up this week on Quib.ly, a forum for parenting in a tech-based world. I knew I’d written about the topic of ereaders before, but couldn’t find THE post I was looking for here on the Bookshelf. This morning I found it … a post I had written on the Big Universe Learning blog last fall. With summer reading now upon us, I’m re-sharing here and would love your thoughts, too! eReaders: The Ubiquitous Frontier Before I go one sentence further let me say this – eReaders are fabulous. I love our Nook … it is a family reader. I love being able to read Kindle books on my phone. We’ve … Read more