Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Tried it Tuesday -- AdLit.org

I was looking over my posts from the past month and it hit me how absent I've been from the blogging world :((.  Like many of you, life has been so crazy.  I keep telling myself that it MUST slow down soon....right???  I have one more day until my Thanksgiving vacation starts ....I can do this!  :)

Today I'm linking up with Holly from Fourth Grade Flipper for her very fun weekly linky party, Tried it Tuesday.
On Sunday, I was reading about a great website resource over at Erin's I'm Loving Lit called Adlit.org.  Erin heard about this website at a Common Core seminar she was at last week and raved about it so I couldn't wait to check it out!

One of the things I LOVE about this website are the interviews with authors.  I scanned through the impressive list of authors and found some great videos to share with my students where published (and popular!) authors share their advice for young writers.

Check out this one from Jerry Spinelli:

After playing this video and a few others, I asked my students to share what pieces of advice they heard.  The answers?  Writers have to be readers.  Writers write about what they know.   Ahhh...so true and I couldn't have said it better myself!

The kids loved seeing their favorite authors talk about writing (and seeing what they looked like.)  There are TONS more videos by authors on Adlit.org and I know I will find more great things to share with my students.

Thanks to Erin at I'm Loving Lit for bringing this resource to my attention and to Holly for allowing me to share it with all of you!

Before I go, just a quick reminder to enter my Rafflecopter for a chance to win my new 40 Reading Challenge Genre Tags from my TpT Store.  Enter by Friday for a chance to win.  Good luck!

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Happy Thanksgiving!


  1. I will have to check this out! Students will love to see these interviews from their favorite authors. I hear ya on the crazy business of life. There just isn't enough time! Thanks for linking up, friend. I will get around to linking up to your linky one of these Sundays! :)
    Fourth Grade Flipper

  2. I love your genre tags! What a great way to motivate students to read a variety of genres!
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  3. This is great. I am going to put it on my blog too!
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