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‘Wimpy Kid' author meets his admiring readers

‘Wimpy Kid' author meets his admiring readers | Children's books | Scoop.it
Jeff Kinney knows how to make an entrance.
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Little Bird: A Beautifully Minimalist Story of Belonging Lost and Found by Swiss Illustrator Albertine

Little Bird: A Beautifully Minimalist Story of Belonging Lost and Found by Swiss Illustrator Albertine | Children's books | Scoop.it
"There are no greater treasures than the little things."

Children's picture books -- the best of them, at least -- have this magical qual

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Top 100 Children’s Novels #76: Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney

Top 100 Children’s Novels #76: Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney | Children's books | Scoop.it

"Books geared to those reluctant reader boys – and boy did they work – had so many boys reading that were never readers before this series. – Cheryl Phillips"


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Using Picture Books to Teach Argumentative Writing

Using Picture Books to Teach Argumentative Writing | Children's books | Scoop.it

So what's the difference between persuasive writing and argumentative writing? 

In persuasive writing, students passionately defend their point of view, relying upon opinion, personal experience, anecdotes, data, and examples. Argumentative writing, however, seeks to offer a more balanced approach, as it acknowledges points from the opposing view.


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Ted Caron's comment, March 12, 2013 10:41 AM
I wouldn't necessarily agree with the emphasis he places on the distinction between persuasive and argumentative pieces. He says that argumentative pieces acknowledge points from the opposing viewpoint whereas persuasive pieces only defend the author's own point of view. But persuasive pieces can also seek to refute counterpoints. Take, for example, the current IN middle school standards. The current middle school writing standards that relate to persuasive pieces call on students to "anticipate and address reader concerns and counterarguments." In my view, this is not necessarily the crux of what differentiates a persuasive and argumentative piece.

The biggest distinction, I believe, is something that he mentions but doesn't emphasize as strongly: A persuasive piece tends to focus on personal opinions, anecdotes and observations more than an argumentative should. Arguments, in contrast, are designed to draw upon evidence, facts and logic as a way to support a contention.

Just my thoughts.
Deb Gardner's comment, March 12, 2013 11:36 AM
Good point. Thanks for the helpful clarification!
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Why Parents (and Teachers) Should Embrace Captain Underpants

Why Parents (and Teachers) Should Embrace Captain Underpants | Children's books | Scoop.it
A litmus test: How hilarious do you find the name Professor Tippy Tinkletrousers, formerly known as Professor Pippy Pee-Pee Poopypants? Not very? Then you are likely an adult person, perhaps of the female variety.
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Dav Pilkey | Biography, Books and Facts

Dav Pilkey | Biography, Books and Facts | Children's books | Scoop.it
Dav Pilkey Biography - David Pilkey, who is also known by the pen name, Sue Denim was born on 4th March, 1966 is a very famous and renowned American writer and illustrator of chi (RT @famousauthors: Dav Pilkey http://t.co/X0ZoS4OEM7...
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Why Picture Books Are Important by Jannie Ho

Why Picture Books Are Important by Jannie Ho | Children's books | Scoop.it
I immigrated to the US when I was a young child. English was not my first language. I had to be in a special reading group to catch up and I was quite embarrassed by it. But my parents, who also di...
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The Most Important Lesson Schools Can Teach Kids About Reading: It's Fun

The Most Important Lesson Schools Can Teach Kids About Reading: It's Fun | Children's books | Scoop.it
Yes, strong literacy skills help students get good grades and, eventually, good jobs. But schools shouldn't forget to emphasize the joy of getting lost in a book.

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15 Kids' Books That Are Better Than the Movie - PopSugar.com

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15 Kids' Books That Are Better Than the Movie
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With children using more technology than ever, it's hard to get them to curl up with a book. Especially if a movie version already exists.
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November – Picture Book Month | Writing and Illustrating

November – Picture Book Month | Writing and Illustrating | Children's books | Scoop.it
What is Picture Book Month? Picture Book Month is an international literacy initiative that celebrates print picture books during the month of November. Founder, Dianne de Las Casas (author/storyteller) ...
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DAILY NEWS FROM OUR COMMUNITY - Aliso Laguna News

DAILY NEWS FROM OUR COMMUNITY - Aliso Laguna News | Children's books | Scoop.it
DAILY NEWS FROM OUR COMMUNITY Aliso Laguna News “Jeff Kinney's new release is the biggest book of the year and another milestone in the incredibly popular and long-lasting series, which has now spent over seven incredible years on the national...
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