Literature can be daunting for some young people, so how can we create a culture of avid readers? Poetry can be a non-threatening alternative introduction for fledgling bibliophiles, giving them more “white space” on a page without losing narrative elements. Author Jason Reynolds shares his humble opinion on how poetry can entice young readers.
The Biggest Mistakes We Make When Teaching Writing is the title of my latest eight-minute BAM! Radio Show (if you listen on iTunes, it might have the wrong title – that will be fixed over the weekend. But the show’s content is the same).
I’m joined in the discussion by Kathleen Neagle Sokolowski, Mary Ann Zehr, and Lisa Eickholdt, who have all contributed written commentaries to my Education Week Teacher column.