#classroombookaday & The Power of Shared (Picture Book) Stories by Jillian Heise

#ClassroomBookADay is a simple way to impact your classroom (as a teacher), or an entire school (as a library media specialist), through daily picture book reading.

Nerdy Book Club

It started with inspiration from Donalyn Miller, as many great things do. It started three years ago with a few extra minutes of class time, and thinking about how best to use them. It started with lamenting that I wasn’t sharing enough picture books with my students, and their request for more. It started with knowing the power of sharing stories, and needing to bring back the joy of read aloud. It started as a simple idea, that ended up having a big impact. It started with the commitment to bring #bookaday into my classroom; a public goal to read a picture book aloud every day of the school year to my 7th and 8th grade students. (Yes, you read that right, I was committing to reading aloud a picture book to my middle schoolers every day of the school year!) It has become #classroombookaday.

Why a public goal? Because…

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