As growing writers, we are all students. Learning only stops when we adopt fixed mindsets. Reviewing a piece of literature helps us look through critical, explorative eyes, learning from the strengths and weaknesses of each piece. Imagine the ownership that takes place when elementary writers try their hands at reviews. Like getting a drivers' license for the first time, students appreciate this freedom to express their opinions and excitement.
Lori Degman's newest book, Like a Girl, releases today and with it comes a grand feeling of empowerment. What better way to celebrate this amazing picture book than to allow students' to speak on its behalf. Happy Book Birthday to Lori Degman!
We can learn a lot from our readers. Have you considered putting the process of inquiry to work by adopting a test-group of students for your work-in-progress? Or allowing them to review your newly published material? Their insight might surprise you, as witnessed from the second, third, and fourth grade girls below. Read and review on, girls!
8/13/2019 08:00:36 am
This is so perfect, as my copy of this book just arrived. It's great to see this story support! Thanks so much for sharing, Carrie and Lori!
8/13/2019 09:09:05 am
Thanks, Lynne Marie!
8/13/2019 09:07:46 am
Thanks, Carrie, for asking your students to review LIKE A GIRL! Thanks so much to Sophie, Charlotte and Rebecca for taking the time to review my book! Your comments were so thoughtful and they mean a lot to me! I know you'll do great things - like a girl!
8/13/2019 09:57:02 am
These letters are amazing. Congratulation on you newest book, Lori!
8/13/2019 07:53:55 pm
8/13/2019 02:09:24 pm
What a great book! LOVE the letters from readers. Fun. Thanks for sharing!
8/13/2019 07:54:37 pm
Thanks, Angie! I agree - the letters were awesome!
8/14/2019 05:16:24 pm
I loved reading the student comments. Interesting to hear what they liked about the book and great to hear they were inspired by it! Congrats, Lori! Can't wait to read this.
Leave a Reply.
Carrie Charley Brown
As a children’s writer, and a teacher, my goal is to help you carry on. Sometimes learning is challenging, so why go it alone? Your journey will be more meaningful and comfortable with friends to share it with. Together, we'll get up close and personal with authors, illustrators, and the best of picture books. If we work together, great things will follow!