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Friday, March 11, 2011

Share a Story Day 5: Literacy: The Gift that Keeps on Giving

It is with mixed emotions that we open the last day of Share a Story ~ Shape a Future. The enthusiasm and energy is both infectious and exhausting.

Literacy is a skill we develop, and to have that skill is a gift. Someone (probably many people) who treasured that gift invested their passion and time in helping you attain that gift. Now it is up to you to share that gift ... Congratulations, YOU are a literacy curator!

Today's hosts - Sarah Mulhern and Elizabeth O. Dulemba - are asking us to think about the gift we have and asking

 ... how did you fall in love with reading?
 ... who gave you the gift of literacy?
 ... have you shared it with anyone? who?

These two literacy dynamos have gone all out to celebrate the gift of literacy, pulling out all the stops. Not only will some amazing authors, illustrators, and curators be joining them, but they're using Web 2.0 tools to do it. There are podcasts, videos, essays ... There could be no better way to end our week. Here are their lineups, and as we have done all week, we will update with the direct links here after we confirm they've gone live.

@ The Reading Zone Sarah Mulhern is interviewing some people about the gift of literacy. Her guests include


@ Dulemba.com Elizabeth Dulemba will be talking about how she fell in love with reading and share quotes from some of the world's favorite authors and illustrators. Links below often go to their website, some also have bonus links.
To help celebrate a love of reading Elizabeth has also created ORIGINAL "I love to read" coloring pages for you to enjoy ... admit it, you love coloring, too!

Quite the encore, no?

Thank you so much for all you do to help readers-to-be and engage the next generation of literacy curators. We are thankful for your energy, your enthusiasm, and your support this week and all year long.

2 comments:

Elizabeth O. Dulemba March 11, 2011 at 7:33 AM  

And more!!! I also have quotes from:

Tony DiTerlizzi
James Gurney
Charles Gigna (Father Goose)
Janice Hardy
Kerry Madden
Vicky Alvear Shecter
Loreen Leedy
and Terra Elan McVoy!

Woosie - all great proponents of literacy and reading! :) e

Terry Doherty March 11, 2011 at 8:07 AM  

This is so awesome, e. I just updated the post and added links to them all. NOW to go back and read them.

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