Weekly Reads – August 7

Here’s my list of favorite blogs and articles from the last week.  I would love to read comments about any that you read.  My computer has been giving me fits this week, so my list is shorter than usual.

Teaching and Learning

5 Lessons from Camp Loved this blog from Teaching on the Verge.  Children usually have a great time at camp.  How can we apply to our own classrooms what makes these experiences so much fun for the children?  

Long Read of the Week

Storytelling Skills in Black Children Tied to Early Literacy SkillsEdWeek Are the children in your classroom encouraged to tell stories?  This article summarizes the results of a research project that found that storytelling is especially important for African American children.  As an added bonus it’s not that long of a read, although there is a link to the whole paper if you feel so inclined.

Inspiration of the Week

Sweet Sesame Street Moment Just in case you need a reminder of how incredibly cute preschoolers can be, here is a Sesame Street video.  It’s from 1973, but there is no way to watch it without smiling.  FYI, This is back when Jim Henson was still performing Kermit.

I covet your feedback as it will help me make this feature more relevant to my readers. Information that I would find useful include:

  • Which links you clicked on and why.
  • Of the articles and blogs you read, which you found interesting.
  • Other sites that I should checkfor possible inclusion.
  • Topics that you would like to see included.
  • Technical issues such as links that don’t work or sites that you must register to use.

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