What could be more fun . . .
. . . than spending the weekend with thousands of teachers?
Oh, do I love a teacher’s conference! And NCTE, which I attended a few weeks ago in Boston, is one of my favorites. There’s nothing quite like standing in the middle of a crowded convention floor (in my fetching red apron), talking to teachers from around the country about how to make Storyworks better (and of course hearing that so many of you LOVE it as is). Our team attended sessions about close reading (we are fans), listened to a wonderful speech by Newbery Honor-winner Rita Williams-Garcia, and soaked up as many ideas as we could from the teachers we met.
My favorite idea? Making Storyworks easier for text marking. Starting soon, we will be configuring our projectable pdfs with wider margins and white space so you and your students can mark them up to your hearts’ content. As always, I came away from NCTE with a feeling of delight, feeling so fortunate to have been in YOUR world.
I hope you enjoy this beautiful issue of Storyworks (I’m especially eager to hear what your students think of my story about the molasses flood of 1919).
We have much more in store for you as the year continues to unfold!
Editor, Storyworks magazine
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