Now I know I may be making a leap here, but this was a young woman, one who could quite possibly be a product of the NCLB, phonics, pillars, etc. curriculum that has passed for reading in the past decade or so. So, I guess maybe college and career readiness might think about including prosody and fluency, right?
I am off tomorrow to the YALSA Symposium in Austin where Karin Perry and I will present a preconference on nonfiction with authors Steve Sheinkin and Susan Campbell Bartoletti. We are both thrilled and nervous. After we finish our piece, we will have a couple of days to hang out in sessions with some of the best and brightest in YA literature: authors, editors, librarians, educators. We return just in time to unpack and then repack for NCTE. This is my favorite time of year. I might be drained by Thanksgiving, but I will have so much for which to be grateful.