As 2016 winds down, I took the opportunity to dig into the analytics to see what users on ReadWriteThink.org used the most in the past year. This week we will look at the use of ReadWriteThink tools and apps, focusing on the Top Ten of 2016.
This week marks the first day of Summer 2016! It’s true that many educators assign reading to their students over the summer. We also know that educators themselves have some books they want to read this summer. The following resources from NCTE provide some suggestions for summer reading for educators.
The author of “Summer Reading: A Reflection” recounts her family’s summer reading which gave her a chance to talk with her children about books and, ultimately, about life.
When adults and teens read the same book, that shared experience can spark important conversations that might not happen otherwise. Tune in to hear about eight novels that all focus in some way on teens and their complicated relationships with family members, peers, and the larger world.
We here at NCTE pose these questions to you: What is on YOUR reading list this summer? Why? What titles are you recommending to others?
Walter Dean Myers believes that a primary cause of lack of inspiration in readers is their difficulty decoding meaning because of language and societal differences. In his article “Writing for the Uninspired Reader” he explains how he strives to reach uninspired readers, particularly those living in the inner city, by writing using their language and contexts. Listen as Myers shared how his own experiences as a reader shaped his approach to storytelling.
Join over a million readers as part of the Twenty-Seventh National African American Read-In in February 2016! The Read-In is sponsored by the Black Caucus of NCTE along with NCTE. Throughout February, schools, churches, libraries, bookstores, community and professional organizations, and interested citizens are urged to make literacy a significant part of Black History Month by hosting and coordinating Read-Ins in their communities. Hosting a Read-In can be as simple as bringing together friends to share a book, or as elaborate as arranging public readings and media presentations that feature professional African American writers.
Listen to an interview with AARI founder Dr. Jerrie Cobb Scott, NCTE Deputy Executive Director Mila Fuller, and NCTE member Jennifer Watson as they talk about the 25th National African American Read-In: “An Opportunity to Expand Perspectives.”
Looking for titles to use during #AARI16? During NCTE 2015 convention, attendees were asked to share their favorite book(s) written by an African American author. This list includes titles and authors recommended by NCTE 2015 Convention Attendees.
How will you be celebrating the African American Read-In? How will you be celebrating the African American Read-In?