Tag Archives: Colby Sharp

Top 10 Reading Events in My 4th Grade Classroom (As Chosen By My Readers)

I believe in independent reading. I believe in high quality mini-lessons. I believe in reading aloud. Reading a ton of self-selected books every single day, coupled with high quality mini-lessons and read alouds make for a pretty rocking reading environment. I also want to provide my readers with reading events. Events, centered around reading, that […]

Results to Laurel Snyder’s Chapter Book Survey

During the month of April, 904 young Nerdy Book Club readers from all over the country took Laurel Snyder’s Chapter Book Survey. On Monday, during a three-way Skype, Mr. Sharp’s fourth graders and Mr. Schu’s first graders shared the results with Ms. Snyder.   Nerdy Book Club is excited to share the results with you today.   A sample of student […]

Smoky The Cowhorse (#nerdbery)

In mid-December teacher-librarian Mr. Schu asked me if I’d be interested in reading every Newbery Medal winning book with him. I thought he was nuts. After a few direct messages (Twitter), text messages, and emails later I decided to go for it. The last thing that I wanted was to feel left out. One of […]

Choice Literacy Podcast

Franki Sibberson interviewed Nerdy Book Club facilitators Cindy, Donalyn, and Colby for a Choice Literacy podcast. Be sure to listen, especially if you are new to Nerdy Book Club. Check out the Podcast on the Choice Literacy site at  http://www.choiceliteracy.com/public/1802.cfm or download from iTunes at http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/choice-literacy-podcasts/id488875239 Choice Literacy has a great site for educators. Be sure to check it […]

Happy Holidays from our Reading Spots

Happy holidays Nerdy Book Club members.  Thanks for sending your pictures.

Sharp and Schu Gift Books

Can you think of anything better to get or give as a gift than a book? Mr. Sharp and Mr. Schu are giving lots of books this holiday season. Check out their videos below, to see the wonderful books they are giving. You might notice a few Nerdies winners in the video. We would love […]

Reading Spot

Hello, Nerdy Book Club! We are going to run a special Hanukkah/Christmas post on December 25. The post will be a short Animoto video filled with your pictures. We are looking for: 1. Pictures of your reading spot. Take a picture of your favorite reading spot. It could be your couch, a special chair, maybe […]