New Children’s Literacy Workshop (for Writers)

Children’s Literacy Workshop (for Writers)

The Children’s Literacy Workshop (for Writers) is a new 6 lesson email course
for writers who want to write easy-to-read books.

I will send you a new lesson each Wednesday.
You have 2 weeks to complete each lesson, so the workshop lasts 8 weeks.

Easy-to-read books have many names. These books with simple words and short sentences for children who are learning to read are also called beginning readers, leveled readers and easy readers. While picture books are read to a child by an adult, easy readers are meant to be read by the child himself. (You’ll know you’ve found an easy reader when you see the words “read,” “reader,” or “reading” on the cover.)

Learning to read takes place on a continuum, and the books reflect that. Easy readers range from 8 page books with a single word or a simple phrase on each page to 64 page books divided into chapters.

As you study 5 easy readers per lesson you will explore 3 of the 5 literacy development phases that children experience as they learn to read. You will also learn three literacy strategies that writers use in books for beginning readers.

The first session of this NEW online workshop begins on Wednesday, February 1st.

The February workshop dates are February 1-March 14, 2012.


Picture Book of the Day

Diego Rivera: His World and Ours
by Duncan Tonatiuh (Author, Illustrator)

Booktalk: See and hear the story of Diego as a young, mischievous boy who demonstrated a clear passion for art and then went on to become one of the most famous painters in the world.

Snippet: Diego Rivera was born in Mexico in a city called Guanajuato, which means the “land of frogs.” As a boy, Diego enjoyed playing with his trains, but more than anything, he liked to draw.

BONUS! Hear the author/illustrator talk about winning the Pura Belpré Illustrator Award!


Chapter Book of the Day

Black and White: The Confrontation between Reverend Fred L. Shuttlesworth and Eugene “Bull” Connor
by Larry Dane Brimner (Author)
80 pages

Booktalk: With careful attention to history, Larry Dane Brimner relies on oral histories, FBI files, court records, archived newpapers, and other primary source documents to capture the clash between conviction and courage, on one hand, and tradition and hate on the other in this unforgettable story of Reverend Fred L. Shuttlesworth and his stand against Eugene “Bull” Connor.

Snippet: The first time the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) tried to kill Reverend Fred L. Shuttlesworth was Christmas 1956. The KKK was a group that believed white people were superior to Negroes. Its members intimidated blacks–and whites who supoorted the Negro quest for equality and justice–through threats and violence.

BONUS! Hear the author talk about winning the Sibert Honor!


Literary Links

Supreme Court Upholds Law Restoring Copyright to Some Public-Domain Works

Publishers Show Less Enthusiasm About eReaders Increasing Reading (via eBookNewser)

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