My MTT Guest Blog

“Reaching Reluctant Writers with Wordless Picture Books” at MyTownTutors (August 27, 2104). Shares how I’ve successfully used wordless picture books, such as Zoom! by Istvan Banyai to get elementary students writing. Perfect advice for starting out a new school year. Here are some I’ve used with my students:  A new school year is a fresh exciting startContinue reading “My MTT Guest Blog”

Book Nook: Reviewing books for Catholic kids in the Bulletin

It’s summer and time for fun, but kids need to keep their reading muscles in shape too. So, we’re creating a family lending library for the ministry center at my parish. To help publicize it, I’m writing brief book reviews for the bulletin. We’re calling it “Book Nook.” Here are titles for children and teensContinue reading “Book Nook: Reviewing books for Catholic kids in the Bulletin”

Classic Children’s Books and Modern Gems

A few weeks ago I joined a book discussion called “Books and Bagels” that meets at a parish down the street. When I discovered we would be reading C.S. Lewis this summer I was thrilled. While it won’t include his children’s book, The Chronicles of Narnia, I do love his writing and am eager toContinue reading “Classic Children’s Books and Modern Gems”