Thursday, April 20, 2006

The New Edge of the Forest is out!

Hi everyone,

Be sure to check out the new edition of The Edge of the Forest. It is an online journal devoted to children's literature. This month, Students for Literacy Ottawa - and specifically the tutors and learners at the Rideau Library Reading Circle, wrote the article of the Kid Picks section.

Given that I'm a grad student, I thought I would take a moment to show you some of the field work involved in researching for such an article.

It was actually an excellent activity to do with the kids as it got them talking not only about the story they had just read - but about other books they liked and why. It was an excellent way to take the focus off simply de-coding words and put the focus on the stories. This, of course is the main point of a reading circle - namely, making reading something fun and exciting that the kids want to do.

Thanks again to Kelly Herold over at Big A little a for putting together such a great publication. Be sure to check it out - as well as all the contributions from our fellow KidsLit Bloggers out there. Wonderful to see the growing list of contributors is growing.



At 4:36 PM, Blogger PJ Librarian said...

Kid Picks is one of my favorite sections from The Edge of the Forest. Kids have such a way with explaining why they liked a story or didn't. What sometimes we think as adults would appeal to kids doesn't always hit the mark with the audience. I love listening to their thoughts. Thanks for sharing this with us. Really enjoyed it.


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