July brought a couple of professionally exciting events: the release of my newest book and my summer Twitter series.
My new book is called Simple Steps to SMART Success - all about how to make friends with your SMART board. You can check it out at Crystal Springs Books. It's got downloadable, ready-to-use interactive pages and step-by-step directions for building more. Full color and lots of screen shots to help you on your way. It also has websites you can visit to hear and see me go through each SMART Board activity. Totally cool!
My Twitter series was spurred by two things I actually found out about on Twitter. The New York City Public Library's summer exhibit is called The ABC of It. It's a celebration of children's books for readers of all ages. On the same day I read that, I also read an article stating that teachers worry that students will find the non-fiction/informational text required by the Common Core State Standards boring. Not on my watch! So...each day I am tweeting a new non-fiction title that will captivate and enthrall adults and kiddos alike. If you follow me (@LaureenReynolds) on Twitter you will see it each day. You can also use the search feature on Twitter to see what I've tweeted so far. It's #gr8lit. I am having a lot of fun and hoping to shed a new light on how fabulous informational text can be.