Academic journal article New England Reading Association Journal

Books Day by Day: Anniversaries, Anecdotes, & Activities

Academic journal article New England Reading Association Journal

Books Day by Day: Anniversaries, Anecdotes, & Activities

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Ohanian, Susan. (2001). Books Day by Day: Anniversaries, Anecdotes, & Activities. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann. 0 325 003319

On July 12, 1817, Henry David Thoreau is born. On July 12, 1827, Johanna Spyri is born. On July 12, 1947, Gayle Pearson is born. Thus I learned that my birthday is shared with these notables in the world of literature in Susan Ohanian's Books Day by Day...Probably most appropriate for grades three through ten, this is an outstanding resource for classrooms because of its wide-ranging information on authors, fictional characters, events, and other relevant language and literature topics. Written in an informal style, the 365 days of the year catalog important (and sometimes little-- known) birthdays and events. Historical and current references, including "Reading-Writing Connections," and "All About Reading" pique interest and curiosity. …

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