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Great Article from an Awesome Teacher

Tweet Want a new approach to teaching SPEAK?  Check out this article written by Sarah Gross and Katherine Schulten, in The Learning Network on the NYTIMES website.  
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Except That You Really Need to Read This

Tweet Remember Risha Mullins, the nationally board certified English teacher who was hounded from her job in Kentucky last year? Risha has written about the entire episode. It will chill your blood. This is why we must continue to speak loudly.
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The Power Of Speaking Loudly

Tweet When I sat down on Sunday morning to write my blog post about the book banning¬† in Republic, MO, I had no idea what I started. You – my readers – changed the world this week. It started when Paul Hankins, an English teacher in Indiana, started a dedicated Twitter feed, #speakloudly, to spread […]
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Second Star to the right!

Tweet Publisher’s Weekly has also graced FORGE with a star! ‚ÄúSecond in the Seeds of America trilogy, this sequel to the National Book Award finalist Chains is narrated by Curzon, the slave Isabel freed from prison while escaping her own enslavement in 1777 New York City. Curzon immediately explains how he and Isabel lived in […]
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You Can Come to the Best BookFest ever

Tweet One of the stops I am most looking forward to on this fall’s book tour takes place in New York City on Saturday, October 30th. It’s much, much, MUCH more than one silly author excited about her new book. It is an extravaganza for teachers, librarians, educators and other people who care deeply about […]
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WFMAD Day 25 – great books to read & vote for

Tweet First – congrats to my friend David Macinnis Gill on the publication of his new book, BLACK HOLE SUN!! I got to read an early copy and here is what I said about it: “Black Hole Sun grabbed me by the throat and didn’t let go until the last page. In the best tradition […]
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Utah adventure

Tweet(Pre-post entertainment. Are you following the results of the Top 100 YA Novels poll over at Persnickety Snark? Check it out!)What with all the new website hullaboo, things have been not quite as serene as normal, so I am way behind on telling you about the BYU Children’s Literature Symposium.(Thank you, by the way, for […]
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Video Sunday

TweetI’m thinking of making Sunday into video day on my blog. What do you think?Here’s a video that was sent to me by Tony, who is a future English teacher (student teaching this fall) in Pennsylvania. He wrote this song based on SPEAK and the stories of some friends of his who were raped.If you […]
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First review of FORGE is in!!!

Tweet I know many of you have been wondering about the contents of FORGE. Sadly, you’ll have to wait 101 days until the 10/19 publication date to really sink your teeth into it.But Richie Partington of Richie’s Pick’s has posted the first review of it, for those who want an early taste.“07 July 2010 FORGE […]
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Friday Five Linkety Love for You

Tweet1. Thank you everyone for the kind words about my vloging* attempt. Based on the feedback, I’ll be doing  lot more of this. In fact, I’ll be taking questions on my Twitter feed this afternoon, so if you have something you want me to answer on camera, let me know. I will try to post […]
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