Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Video of the Week: Kate DiCamillo Talks About the Importance of Reading Aloud



Isn't Kate DiCamillo the best? I'm grateful for her commitment to children's literature and libraries. Please click here to read more about her role as the National Summer Reading Champion. 

Win 1 of 2 class sets by Kate DiCamillo courtesy of Candlewick Press and Mackin. Contest closes February 27, 2015.

Books included:


Flora and Ulysses (paperback), 25 copies

Mercy Watson to the Rescue (paperback), 25 copies

10 comments:

  1. KD is the BEST. EVER. Thank you for posting this.

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  2. I love Kate! I forwarded the giveaway info to a friend of mine who's a teacher.

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  3. Ah...Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell. A book that helped me to love literature but in particular, children's literature. I read it silently to myself but also recall the time I was a senior in high school working with a second grade teacher from my grade school. She read aloud to the class and allowed me to take over this task for the month of my senior service. Obviously, something I will always remember. It was fantastic and I continued it during my own student teaching and as a parent as well. Thanks to Kate DiCamillo for providing quality literature to offer teachers as material for his or her own read aloud experiences. Thanks also for the reminder!

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  4. First of all, I loved Flora and Ulysses. Such a great book. Second, I read aloud to my seventh grade class twice a week! I'm with you!

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  5. When I saw Kate DiCamillo speak at a local event- she completely inspired my daughter to write. She is such an inspiration.

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  6. I totally agree with Kate DiCamillo! It's so important to read aloud to students, especially when read with feeling, power and enthusiasm!

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  7. I read Flora and Ulyssees aloud last year and had an absolute blast with my kids! I had to change my voice for every character...and when I forgot, especially in the case of William Spiver--they let me know it, big time! I've just finished Wonder (again!) and will definitely read Ivan toward the end of the year just before we head to the Bronx Zoo. I'm considering a lot of books right now for my next choice...any ideas out there?

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  8. I read aloud The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane last fall and it was a memorable time for both adults and children. Reading aloud is so important!

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  9. Kate is one of the best author's of books for children and adults! I am currently reading "Flora & Ulysses," aloud to my class, they are loving this story.

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  10. I recently read and listened to Flora and Ulysses. When Ulysses graphics begin, music accompanies the reading. The presentation of an already perfect book is enhanced! Kate DiCamillo has created magic from words once again!

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