Tag: Erin Dealey

I Love to Read–in Brazil, part 2

World Cup 2014 makes me reminisce about my visit to Brasil, where I spent three weeks doing Author assemblies and workshops two years ago. Here’s a re-post of my musings from February 5, 2012, with photos this time: Oi (Hi) from Brasil, where the d’s sound like j’s and the r’s are h’s. Last week’s… Read more »

I Love to Read– In Brazil!

Let the Brazil blog begin! With any luck (and wifi) I will be updating this as I visit International Schools in Brazil this month. I always tell the students I meet that books can take you amazing places–both real and imagined. Boy is that the truth! It’s finally hitting me that my Brazilian adventure is real. … Read more »

Revisions? Ho Ho HO… a holiday poem

‘Twas a week before Christmas when all through the night, Revisions were stirring– Tomorrow I’d write! I’d promised my agent a debut best-seller. “I’m finished! Let’s send it!” I wanted to tell her. But children arrived with their laundry from college. (My nest had been empty as they searched for knowledge.) Alas, the house bustled… Read more »

By Book or by Classroom: how we hook kids

My new school visit pal, Sammy the CheerREADER, came with me ( and Goldie and Bo Peep) to The Reading Bug last weekend for a Get Ready for Back to School storytime. It’s that time of year, my friends. The Reading Bug–and the classroom-preparation conversations on Twitter–made me realize Hooking the reader is like starting… Read more »

Erin’s Favorite Back-to-School “Quote Wall”

                    The Quote Wall is one of the easiest ways EVER to “decorate” your classroom or library wall(s) and encourage kids to read and write! I shared this recently with participants at the Santa Clara County Office of Ed’s Library Summer Camp (fun!) and last year at a Sacramento Area Library Association event, and here is an example of the… Read more »