A new children’s book ‘The Midnight Ball,’ by Sara Barkat, combines a delightful story and illustrations with poetic device and telling time. Can you find the double meanings?
Gratitude Poetry Prompt: Mystery of Marriage
Author Callie Feyen looks to explain twenty years of marriage as a mysterious – albeit lovely – poem.
Pod Club: Hidden Brain’s “Watch Your Mouth”
In this week’s Pod Club discussion, we consider the way that language shapes the way we think and perceive the world (rather than the other way around) with Hidden Brain’s interview with cognitive scientist Lera Boroditsky.
Pod Club Announcement: Hidden Brain’s “Watch Your Mouth”
Join us for a new pod club series discussing podcasts on a wide range of topics, like Hidden Brain’s “Watch Your Mouth” episode on how the language we speak affects the way we think and view the world.
Learn to Read! — Beautiful Art for a Predictable Sentence Chart
You can teach children to read and write important high-frequency words by creating “predictable sentence” charts that are personalized for them and their friends. We’re helping you add beautiful art!
How To Dress Like a Reading Diva—And Read ‘The Sleepy Little Alphabet’
Some self-doubt in the shoe department leads to a surprising reflection on how to teach reading with The Sleepy Little Alphabet—and love it.
Reckless in the Library With Sight Word Baseball
Reading teacher Callie Feyen has been curious if recklessness can be used to learn, or, perhaps more radically, if recklessness is in fact needed to learn. Watch out, then, for baseball in the library!
Teach It: Mixed Emotions in Civil Rights
To teach civil rights is partly to teach how to deal with mixed emotions. Callie Feyen uses a striking picture book to help you teach with depth & clarity.