Just as we did for Share a Story 2009, we have created a complete, one-stop index of all of the posts. In fact, we now have a new page on the blog JUST for the indexed information.
For Share a Story-Shape a Future 2010 we selected the theme It Takes a Village to Raise a Reader because learning to read is an immersive process ... everyone in a child's life plays a role, either formally or informally.
One of our goals with this year's event is to share ideas about all of the ways we can create readers and, by extension, celebrate the efforts that each of us dedicate to the children in our lives.
Day 1: The Many Faces of Reading
Terry Doherty is hosting at Scrub-a-Dub-Tub (Reading Tub blog). We are sharing stories with and from people in our communities who dedicate themselves to promoting reading.
- Lee Wind starts us off with Dads! 3 Secrets of Reading with Your Daughter at I'm Here, I'm Queer, What the Hell do I Read. If you've got the worry ... Lee's got the answer.
- Greg Pincus tells us how sharing a story is the gift of a lifetime at Gotta Book.
- Melissa Taylor offers a win-win-win with parent-child book clubs at Imagination Soup. Don't tell anyone, but this is the best book club you'll ever join. From Melissa: "PS, Oprah, I've got one on ya. You forgot the kids."
- Terry thought Just One More Book had something on this topic, but Andrea Ross says it was probably her article The Family that Reads Together ... What's In It for Me? She wrote this as a guest blogger for the Children's Book Review. Here's a link to the podcast version of The Family that Reads Together.
- Sarah Mulhern will talk about the teacher-student relationship at The Reading Zone. This morning she is talking about social reading.
- M Dahms talks about the parent-teacher relationship and how they view books and reading in About Readers Workshop: The Faces of Reading at A Reader's Community blog.
- Terry Doherty shares her experience as a volunteer reading tutor at Scrub-a-Dub-Tub.
- At Eva's Book Addiction, Eva Mitnick is going to tell us about the Grandparents and Book Volunteer Program in the Los Angeles Public Library.
- Carol Rasco, President of Reading is Fundamental, talks about the who's and why's of community readers in partnerships in Why So Many Faces? at Rasco from RIF.
- Marge Loch-Wouters celebrates the Frequent Reader Club at Tiny Tips for Library Fun.
- Think libraries don't matter? Susan Stephenson explains why you're dead wrong at The Book Chook blog.
Susan Stephenson of The Book Chook and her guests are talking about everything from "low-tech" storytelling and singing to letting kids create stop-motion videos.
- Susan opens the day with a pair of interviews with storytellers Francie Dillon and Helen Evans, at the Book Chook.
- At Saints and Spinners, Farida Dowler shares ideas for Stories in the Bathtub: Practical Aspects of Storytelling.
- At Dulemba.com, illustrator Elizabeth Dulemba talks about the future of reading in an article called Beyond the Printed Page.
- Last November, Rebecca Taylor talked about sharing family stories and Family Stories Month at Lost in Books.
- Franki Sibberson talks about digital storytelling in a pair of posts at A Year of Reading. First up, her February post Discovering the Possibilities of Stopmotion in Grades 2-5. She also talks about making Tricky Videos with Klutz.
- Dawn Morris helps us understand that literacy is more than just reading and writing. Head over to Moms Inspire Learning for Circles of Literacy, Part 1.
- At Chatel Village, Kim Chatel shares more about Storytelling in a Multimedia World.
- Susan Stephenson talks about Sharing Stories Using an Online Editor.
- Join Joyce Grant at Getting Kids Reading to get ideas on ways to Get Active Kids Reading.
- Pull out all stops. Amy Mascott shares some of her tips for getting a little sneaky with literacy at Teach Mama.
- Think pictures. Rebecca Taylor talks about Combining Art with Literacy in the Early Childhood Environment at I'm Lost in Books.
- Grab a puzzle. Jen Funk Weber offers an off-the-beaten path way to literacy in her discussion of puzzles as a literacy tool at Needle and ThREAD: Stitching for Literacy.
- Get sticky! At There's a Book, Danielle Smith (aka The First Daughter) makes the case for using activity and sticker books to promote literacy.
- Stacey Shubitz at Two Writing Teachers talks about Linking Reading and Writing with Letters to the Author.
- S-I-N-G! Catherine Oehlman (the "Squiggle Mom") shares why good little singers become good little readers in through her topic Learn to Sing - Sing to Learn.
- Add to the story. Valerie Baartz explores Simple Story Extensions for Preschoolers at her site The Almost Librarian.
- Go to the Video! Melissa Taylor presents Video Games and Learning at Imagination Soup.
- Marge Loch-Weuters has Books + Theater = Literacy Excitement at Tiny Tips for Library Fun.
- Anastasia Suen talks about sharing nonfiction with new readers at 5 Great Books;
- Dawn Little, who is talking about Real World Reading with Preschoolers ... at the Literacy Toolbox;
- Monica Edinger is offering information about educating alice;
- Jessica talks about Hooking Reluctant Middle Grade Readers (You Choose and Wicked History Series) at 26 Letters;
- Melissa is talking about finding books with childhood memories a little later in life with After Little House, what? at Kidlit History;
- Natasha Maw is talking about nonfiction for early readers and their parents at Maw Books blog;
- Amy Mascott is talking about Everyday Nonfiction Newspaper Reading at Teach Mama; and
- Imagination Soup asks Are You a Fiction or a Nonfiction Reader?
- Callista says Let's Talk Nonfiction at the SMS Book Review blog
- Danielle Smith has When I Was Young: The Books That Got Them Started at There’s a Book
- Tess Alfonsin shares some Classic and Contemporary Favorites at Reading Countess blog
- For some Dystopian Science Fiction ideas, see what Kate Messner suggests at Kate’s Book blog
- Paul Hankins, blogs about Nurturing the Now to Nudge the Next: Read Alouds in the Secondary Classroom, and reveals how this historically elementary school event engages his high schoolers. (You must sign up for the RAWIncK ning to view the post. The ning is free.)
- Teri Lesesne (aka Professor Nana) has The New Classics: New Books for Tweens on Classic Themes at The Goddess of YA blog
- Susan Berger is sharing some First Lines from Children’s Books at The Pen and Ink Blog.
Today, Jen Robinson (Jen Robinson's Book Page) she and her guests will be offering some answers to some of the questions parents have about reading relationships and what happens when they don't "click."
- Sarah Neal shares "Let the Sillies Out: Reading to Babies and Young Children" at In Need of Chocolate.
- Melissa shares "Kicking it Up a Notch: When Children are Stuck in a Reading Rut" at Book Nut
- Mary Ann Scheuer shares "How do I help my child learn to love reading if I am not a great reader myself?" at Great Kid Books
- Dawn Morris shares "Am I a failure if I don't read with my kids?" at Moms Inspire
- Joyce Grant shares "Getting Your Video-Kid Reading" at Getting Kids Reading
- Caroline Lennox shares "Princess Books? Give Me a Break!" at Learning Parade.
- Dawn Little shares "Resisting the Urge to Create a Reading Superstar" at Literacy Toolbox.
- Kate Messner shares "The Trouble with Great Expectations: Should kids be pushed to read more difficult books?" at Kate's Book Blog
- Esme Raji Codell shares "After the Love Has Gone: Read-Aloud for the Young and the Restless" at Planet Esme.
- Mary Lee Hahn shares "Trusting Your Child to Make It through His/Her Current Reading Phase" at A Year of Reading
- Pam Coughlan shares "Reading is Boring (Sometimes)" at Mother Reader