Monday, January 19, 2015

#nf10for10 is Coming!

Today is the official start for the Nonfiction 10 for 10, blog-o-sphere sharing event countdown. It is just one month away.  We are hoping new and old friends will join us to share their favorite nonfiction picture books. February is the month of love and most teachers I know LOVE books.  

Cathy and I host the Picture book 10 for 10 in August which is always fun because we are fresh and excited for a new school year.  In 2013, our friend Julie suggested hosting a Nonfiction Picture Book 10 for 10 and boy were we glad she did.  We didn't mean to ignore the world of nonfiction with our picture book love.  After doing some research on the kinds of books people were sharing for #pb10for10, we noticed most posts were sharing books that didn't include any nonfiction titles.   I know all of my readers are aware of the movement, aka Common Core, to raise the amount of reading our students and focusing on a 50/50 split between fiction and nonfiction.

My 2013 list of ten from last year to help give you an idea of what a general favorite list could look like.  It's also fun to put a spin on your list with a theme or any unique reason you can think of to gather ten books.  Last year I found a reason to create a theme list and it had nonfiction books for a house with three girls, My 2014 list.  Here is our twitter hashtag feed - #nf10for10, to stay up to date with those joining us and reminders.  

We have some sad news about how we have gathered everyone's posts in one spot.  Jog the Web has disappeared and our previous collections have too.  Don't fret and don't cry - my fearless partner Cathy has tried out some new options and together we decided on creating a Google Community to bring our post together in one spot.  I am so lucky to have Cathy figure this out while I'm being a busy mom on a Sunday and for collaborating via texts all day.  Cathy has shared more details for how our actual sharing day will go in her post, Nonfiction Picture Book 10 for 10 #nf10for10.  Cathy also kept a secret from me yesterday but created an AWESOME visual to help you know we've found a new home for our event.  Isn't this perfect?

Here are the official details to participate and it's really easy, we hope to see you there.

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