Archive | May, 2016

Field Trip to the MFA

A little photographic tour of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, a selection of the photos taken on our recent field trip with some notes about how I look at art with children. Hint: it’s very similar to how I read literature with children. Not so much lecturing and instructing and more wonder and […]

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A child takes what he needs

A continuation of my thoughts in this post about reading for “what the book really means”. NOTICE Persons attempting to find a “text” in this book will be prosecuted; persons attempting to find a “subtext” in this book will be banished; persons attempting to explain, interpret, explicate, analyze, deconstruct, or otherwise “understand” it will be […]

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What the Book Really Means

Deconstructing Penguins: What the book’s Really about Deconstructing Penguins: Parents, Kids, and the Bond of Reading by Lawrence and Nancy Goldstone is a well-intentioned book about how to read fiction with children that rubbed me the wrong way from beginning to end because, as much as there is that it gets right about how to […]

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