Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Kate Messner Organizes Online Resources From Authors and Illustrators "For Learning Anywhere" this Spring 2020

As cited in this Publishers Weekly article,

Kate Messner, author of the recently published Chirp (Bloomsbury), usually maintains a busy touring schedule, but with impending school closures, the author took to her website to create a resource page for children to access from home. Using social media, she recruited other authors to contribute to the archive. The page now includes more than two dozen links and videos of readings by authors including Tracey Baptiste, Debbi Michiko Florence, Nikki Grimes, Grace Lin, and Jason Reynolds.
And here's that resource.

As Kate writes, it's

"...a growing collection of resources that include everything from first-chapter and picture book read-alouds (shared with permission from publishers!) to drawing and writing mini-lessons. Be sure to check back often, as new resources will be added every day. As Kate writes, it's

Wash your hands, stay healthy, and enjoy these resources as we take care of one another this spring!"

This a great example of giving and helping in a time of high stress for all -- especially for young people.

Illustrate and Write On,

1 comment:

Karin said...

Great Article! Just wanted to add a couple websites that might also be fun while everyone's home. The Roald Dahl museum and storytelling center (roalddahl.com ) has lots of fun activities and videos and a special section called Things to do inside.

Also Mo Willems(three time Caldecott winner) is doing daily art projects at the Kennedy Center for a few weeks and putting them up on Youtube. His website is https://www.kennedy-center.org/education/mo-willems/

In Friendship, Karin Wilson