Best Book I Have Not Read

Writing, Reading, Teaching, Life, Attempting to Balance it All

Richard Peck, Lucy Calkins, Author’s Readers Theater, Oh My! March 21, 2009


Sarah Weeks, Richard Peck, Avi, Pam Munoz Ryan


My favorite quote of the day comes from Richard Peck:

“You learn the most from the experiences you would have avoided if you could have.”


The day was wonderful I will have things to share, but for now it’s time to go to bed so I can get up early again for tomorrow. 

If you ever have the chance to attend the TCRWP Saturday Reunion you will not be sorry. What an amazing day. 


Getting up early (again)

I’m up at the crack of dawn to attend the 76th Saturday Reunion for The Teachers College Reading and Writing Project. I’ve dreamed and drooled over this for many a year. It starts with a keynote from Richard Peck and then offers choices for 4 more sessions (20+ for each session) before having a Closing talk, a reception and then a debrief with the people attending the Coaching Institute.
It’s hard picking what to go to, but I have the train ride to narrow my choices down a little more. I am planning on seeing Lucy Calkins talk about Best Practices in Reading Workshop for grades 3-8 (TC has a Reading Units of Study in the works for publication in 2010), Author’s Readers Theatre with Avi, Sarah Weeks, Pam Munoz Ryan, and Brian Selznick, but still need to read through the 100 + choices again en route.



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