Thursday, January 3, 2013

Having Fun With Language - 1/19/13

We learned a lot this fall from two events (in September and November) featuring local writers who talked about books, writing, and strategies for meeting Common Core standards.

Based on feedback from the fall, this spring Bear Pond Books will be lining up monthly Saturday talks and discussions for area educators, librarians and interested parents. So. . . join us on January 19th, at 11:00 am, for Having Fun with Language with David Martin! And mark your calendars for Feb. 16th when we look at non-fiction books with authors Tanya Lee Stone and Rebecca Rupp.

Details are below.

If you can't make it, be sure to check back here for posts on what happened.

Having Fun with Language with picture book author David Martin (All for Pie. Pie for All, Let's Have a Tree Party, We've All Got Bellybuttons)
11:00 am - 12:00 pm on Saturday, Jan 19th

Learn about activities for creating stories, verse & a few nonsense words. Discover new read aloud books in the Children's Loft at Bear Pond Books

David Martin is a local author and educator whose picture books make use of rhythm and rhyme to engage children in exploring language. He will share activities that can help you lead early learners through the fun of making stories, learning words, and discovering the text, pictures, and meaning of the books they read. See an example from his Picture Book Month talk here.

And you will have a chance to share your own favorite activities. For educators we will have discussion of how these activities connect to Common Core standards.

This event is particularly relevant to teachers and librarians working with pre-K to 3rd grades, but will also be interesting for parents, play groups, and after school programs. Program runs 11:00 am - 12:00 pm, stay after for snacks, more conversation, and discounts on Bear Pond books.

Throughout the spring, Bear Pond Books will be offering regular author-led discussions on aspects of Common Core standards. We've also started a website of resources for teachers, librarians and other educators (see here). If you'd like to receive occasional announcements about these events & new recommended resources, please e-mail with "Add to List" in the subject.

Mark your calendars! A children's non-fiction event with authors Tanya Lee Stone and Rebecca Rupp on February 16th

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