It’s Time For a Change. . .
Last year, when I came back from the SCBWI L.A. Conference, I started this blog. And amazingly, Read These Books and Use Them is a year old. I’ve kept up with it on a regular basis–some weeks better than others, of course; but all in all, it’s worked. I’ve reviewed some great books, hopefully suggested some useful activities, and hosted some terrific authors. That is not going to change!
What is going to change is the sporadic way I’ve been blogging. I’m making it a priority to blog every day of the week except Saturday and Sunday (unless I missed a post throughout the week–which I’m not going to, I’m not!) I can’t say that the blog will be up first thing in the morning; but sometime, throughout the day, there will be a new post on this blog. I also hope to keep a bit of a schedule on the blog: here’s what I’m thinking for now. I’m going to give this schedule a trial period. If you have any suggestions or are thinking something else would be useful for you, your school, your children, your students, or your co-workers, please, please, please let me know. You can leave a comment here or e-mail me at margodll [at] aol [dot] com. I will also host some blog tours, and these may be on any day, regardless of the following schedule:
Now, for the schedule. . .
Maniac Mondays: Here’s where I try not to sound like a maniac while I give my latest opinion on some educational trend, idea, lesson, way to do things, news, resource for teachers, librarians, parents, and/or homeschoolers. (Today, it’s Maniac Monday, and here’s the post about change. Don’t be afraid to change!!)
Tuesday Tales:This will look very similar to the posts that you are used to seeing because I’m going to review a book and give you some lesson ideas.
Wacky Wednesdays: On Wacky Wednesdays, I’m going to provide a fun reading or language lesson plan for you to use with students–you should be able to modify it in some way to fit your grade level or your child’s ability. It might be based on a poem or book; or it might just be a really wacky idea.
Timeless Thursdays: Timeless Thursdays are for timeless books, ideas, poems, rhymes, speeches, and anything else timeless that we might care about as educators and parents.
Un-Forgettable Fridays: These posts will also look similar to the way I posted before–using un-forgettable books and providing un-forgettable lesson ideas.
To close out my first Maniac Monday, let me say that I love the author, Deborah Wiles. Here are a couple of her books to check out: