Saturday, January 05, 2008

New Blog - What You'll Find There

I thought it might be helpful to give folks a sense of what you'll find on my new blog. Currently, I'm setting up the site so that it will be useful to my students, classroom teachers, homeschoolers and others with an interest in integrating children's literature across the curriculum.

The first thing you will find is a series of posts with links to online resources. I don't want the blogroll on this site to be outrageously long, so all my resource links have been placed in these entries, with the entries linked to the blogroll. One day I'll try to annotate them, but for now, you'll just find links. If you have an idea for a resource list you'd like to see, please let me know. I'll do what I can to put one together.

Thematic lists will appear on both blogs, though they will vary a bit. Since the new blog will have more of a teaching slant, the lists will probably be more tightly focused and divided by grade level or learning objectives. They will also contain ideas for using the books in instruction.

I will continue to include book reviews on both blogs, however, book reviews on the new blog will be based on instructional evaluative criteria. This means that books written specifically for instruction will appear here. The new blog will also feature podcasts about specific books, and their instructional potential.

This blog will remain as the site for poetry, general musings on teaching, book reviews, personal stuff, and more. Don't think because I'm starting a new blog that you can get rid of me that easily. I'm here to stay!


  1. Thanks for the great resource!

  2. I am looking forward to all the new ideas.