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Reading groups -- homogeneous or heterogeneous?

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As teachers, we know that small-group instruction can be extremely powerful. It allows us to work with just a handful of students at time, to differentiate our instruction to specific student needs, and can help students listen to and learn from one another.An often taken-for-granted assumption is that we should...
      

Week in Review: June 27th-July 1st

This week on hbook.com…All week we've been celebrating the 2016 ALA Youth Media Award–winning authors and illustrators. Here are the winners' acceptance speeches and profiles; stay tuned for more next week! Matt de la Peña's Newbery acceptance speech for Last Stop on Market Street Profile of Matt de la Peña...
      

Does leveled reading create life-long readers?

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Imagine you’re in the library, looking for a new book to read. You see the covers and spines of many books with intriguing titles and related to topics about which you care deeply or desire to learn more. Your excitement mounts as you take in the seemingly boundless possibilities. But...
      

Week in Review, June 20th-24th

This week on hbook.com…Christopher Myers's powerful essay "Orlando": “We walk in, by ones or twos, flash IDs, and smiles. If you are lucky the dance floor is already crowded and you can simply slip between the sounds, into the movement..."From the July/August Horn Book Magazine: Table of Contents Roger Sutton's...
      

What’s in those leveled book boxes?

Recently, I was reading an article called “The Character of Our Content” in an archived issue of Rethinking Schools. In this piece, a concerned mother critiques representations of gender and race in a basal anthology that her daughter was reading at school. The article got me thinking how incidents such...
      

Week in Review, June 13th-17th

This week on hbook.com…We were saddened to learn of author Lois Duncan's death this week. Roger remembers herFor LGBT Pride Month, we’re highlighting articles about LGBTQIA+ characters and children’s book luminaries — one a day throughout June. This week's picks: "Transformers: Reimagining the World" by Malinda Lo (May/June 2015 Horn...
      

The pros and cons of leveled readers

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These days, if you enter any elementary school classroom, the chances are good that you’ll encounter leveled readers organized into colorful bins with letters or numbers indicating the challenge level of the books contained inside. With the rise of literacy approaches such as guided reading, many hail leveled readers as...
      

2014 Horn Book at Simmons Colloquium timeline

HBAS keynote speaker Vaunda Micheaux Nelson.On Saturday, October 11th, we held our fourth annual Horn Book at Simmons Colloquium with the theme “Mind the Gaps: Books for All Young Readers.” Miss the fun? We’ve compiled a timeline of the day’s highlights based on tweets by our staff and other attendees....

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