I am very excited to co-host #titletalk with the lovely Donalyn Miller (@donalynbooks) again this month. Last weekend I had the privilege of meeting and getting to know Donalyn. At NCTE I got to see first hand Donalyn’s passion and zeal for teaching and books.
#Titletalk tends to be broken apart in to two parts. Part 1 is often centered around practice, and in part 2 we talk titles. Last month we spent the first half discussing how we use read alouds in our classrooms. The second half of our chat we looked at our favorite read alouds.
This month’s #titletalk topic:
Part 1: How has social networking added to your professionalism development, instruction, and your reading life?
I think that this topic is going to create a lot of energy and lively chat. Social networking has rocked my reading and teaching life. Last year I read…I have no idea how many books, maybe 100. Since I joined Twitter last April I have read 560 books, and that doesn’t include a lot of the books that I abandoned.
I’ll save the rest of my excitement towards this topic for chat Sunday night.
Part 2: What 2011 books are you looking forward to reading between now and the end of the year?
A lot of the buzz on Twitter this holiday weekend has been about how people are starting to go through a little bit of reading meltdown. The first half of the year may have felt like a spring, and many people are still recovering from various conferences they attended.
With all the great books out there, I know that I am frantically trying to read the best books before we get too far into 2012 titles. Personally, I really want to be able to say that I read the Newbery before the announcement is made. Did I read it when I read Okay for Now or The Trouble with May Ameila? Maybe, maybe not. I still need to read books like Wonderstruck and A Monster Calls before I start making book book award predictions.
Put the kids to bed early, warm up a plate of leftovers, get your debit card ready because it’s time join Donalyn Miller and me Sunday night at 8 EST. Can’t wait to chat.
New to Twitter chats? I was only a few month ago. Check out this video to help you get started.