Blog tour with Georgia Heard and Jennifer McDonough

September 24th, 2009

Georgia Heard and Jennifer McDonough, authors of A Place for Wonder: Reading and Writing Nonfiction in the Primary Grades, will embark on a three-stop blog tour starting October 19.

In their book, Georgia and Jennifer discuss how to create a “landscape of wonder,” a primary classroom where curiosity, creativity, and exploration are encouraged, and where intelligent, inquiring, lifelong learners are developed. They provide teachers with practical ways – setting up “wonder centers,” gathering data through senses, teaching nonfiction craft – to create a classroom environment where students’ questions and observations are part of daily work.

Join Georgia and Jennifer as they visit the following blogs and answer your questions:

October 19: A Year of Reading
October 21: Miss Rumphius Effect
October 23: Carol’s Corner

As a special treat, we’ll wrap up the blog tour with a live webcast with Georgia and Jennifer on Oct. 26th at 8 p.m. EST. This will be a great opportunity to join a small group discussion with the two authors. Participants in the live session will be chosen from those who have posted comments or questions at one of the stops on the blog tour. (Seats are limited. No special software or equipment needed – just a phone and your computer!)

From now until the beginning of the tour you can also receive free shipping when you order A Place for Wonder. Just use code “blog” at the checkout when you order from or by phone at 800-988-9812. The book will start to ship Sept. 25, so reserve your copy now!

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