-Posted on: January 12, 2020
How I Make Research Fun
By Natalie Rompella
We’ve all read our share of uninspired student research papers. Why? We’re often asking for boilerplate facts (Where does your animal live? What’s its diet?). These details are important for …
-Posted on: December 14, 2019
When I talk to educators and librarians about READ LOCAL, there is one question they don’t ask:
Why should I host an author visit?
That’s because everyone knows that bringing an author or illustrator to your school has a bunch …
-Posted on: November 14, 2019
When researching the life of Charles H. Turner, the pioneering African American entomologist, I learned about Turner’s Circling, the phenomenon where ants meander as they try to find their way home. Turner was the first to describe this action …
-Posted on: October 14, 2019
Are you a writer? Illustrator? Teacher? Librarian? If so, you know that a good school visit is uplifting and inspiring for everyone involved.
But what makes a “good” school visit? To me, there are three tenets: