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Review of Writing Radar: Using Your Journal to Snoop Out and Craft Great Stories

Writing Radar: Using Your Journal to Snoop Out and Craft Great Storiesby Jack Gantos; illus. by the authorIntermediate, Middle School    Farrar    203 pp.8/17    978-0-374-30456-0    $17.99e-book ed.  978-0-374-30457-7    $9.99Gantos advises budding writers to keep journals as copiously as he has done since his youth, and the idea of maintaining one’s own...
      

Chapter books | Class #3, fall 2017

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For our next class on October 4, we are reading three chapter books — Juana & Lucas by Juana Medina, Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key by Jack Gantos, and The Birchbark House by Louise Erdrich. Each is the first book in a series (the sequel to Juana & Lucas has...
      

Chapter books | Class #3, fall 2016

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This week we are reading three chapter books — The Stories Julian Tells by Ann Cameron, Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key by Jack Gantos, and The Birchbark House by Louise Erdrich. Each is the first book in a series and each has a strong central character, an element that I...
      

Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key | Class #3, 2016

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The Joey Pigza books are hugely popular with upper elementary kids. Joey Pigza is the first of the series and while it’s not spelled out, I think it’s pretty obvious that Joey has ADHD.I like sharing this book with teachers because they tend to look at the situations described in...
      

Two articles about chapter books | Class #3, 2016

This week in addition to our three chapter books, we are reading two articles.The first is Robin Smith’s piece about her road to becoming a second grade teacher who loves LOVES books, and how she shares them with her classes: “Teaching New Readers to Love Books” from the September/October 2003...
      

Hole in My Life | Class #6, 2016

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A beloved author for children, Jack Gantos takes a risk in revealing his naïve involvement in drug smuggling and subsequent prison time as a young man. Is there value in engaging so honestly with young adult readers over controversial topics? How might they react to this work of nonfiction?...
      

Review of The Trouble in Me

The Trouble in Meby Jack GantosMiddle School, High School   Farrar   208 pp.9/15   978-0-374-37995-7   $17.99   gBy the summer before eighth grade, young Jack Gantos didn’t think much of himself. He had the “milky physique of a very soft boy” and looked like a “boneless squid.” His “mouth bully” of a father...
      

(Very Eventually) The Zena Sutherland Lecture

Dear Readers,This particular version of my Zena Sutherland Lecture is a fabrication or, at best, a fabulation. Either way it is entirely false. Yes, I did give the Zena Sutherland Lecture at the Harold Washington Library Center in Chicago on May 1, 2015, but it was not as properly cured...
      

2015 Zena Sutherland Lecture by Jack Gantos

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Please join us for the 2015 Zena Sutherland Lecture, "A Pair of Jacks to Open," with Jack Gantos. Friday May 1, Harold Washington Library in Chicago, 7:30PM. The lecture is free but tickets are required....
      

Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key | Class #3, 2015

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The Joey Pigza books are hugely popular with upper elementary kids. Joey Pigza is the first of the series and while it’s not spelled out, I think it’s pretty obvious that Joey has ADHD.I like sharing this book with teachers because they tend to look at the situations described in...
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