You didn’t have to attend the National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention in to know about the resources below. These websites offer an abundance of resources for professional development and classroom instruction.
Have you ever wondered what is in toothpaste or what gummy bears are made of? Wonderopolis is an amazing website that inspires wonder in its readers. This website is the place to go to answer questions about life’s little mysteries. Students can explore the archives of wonders and share their own wonders. There are great resources for teachers and beginning early next year, Wonderopolis will be launching a new website with a multitude of resources for teachers and young people.
Scholastic has put together a collection of essays from authors, actors, musicians, and educators about the joy of reading and books. This is an amazing book and invaluable resource for teachers and students.
If you are an avid reader of my blog, that you know that I have contributed to The Nerdy Book Club website more than once. This blog is the best collaboration of book lovers, readers, and writers across the globe who have one purpose: pursue and promote #BookLove. Check out the website to read about reading lives, learn about the newest and best children’s and young adult fiction, and more.
Even if you didn’t make it to #NCTE14 in Washington, DC this year, you can still access session materials posted by presenters. Whether you are interested in a particular person or a specific session on writing, you can access power points and session handouts.