Wednesday, June 11, 2014

The Best Children's and YA Authors for Teachers to Follow on Twitter, Facebook and Beyond

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I was on The We Are Teachers Blog, and found a link worth sharing to help others find authors to connect with online.

 "The Best Children's and YA Authors for Teachers to Follow on Twitter, Facebook and Beyond"

Among the authors featured in the list are the following:

  • Patricia Polacco
  • R.l. Stine
  • Eric Carle
  • Mo Willems' Pigeon
  • Lemony Snicket

Author Kate Messener has on her site a list of authors who Skype for free. Her list breaks down the authors by intended school-age audience. Check her post: "Authors Who Skype with Classes and Book Clubs for Free."

Have you tried connecting with authors virtually to bring them into your classroom? Did you realize many authors like to tweet, and a good number will reply? A class twitter account is one way to explore working with an author through the Twitterverse.





1 comment:

  1. I have a twitter account, but never really thought about making one for my students. I tried to click on the link "The Best Childrens and..." but the site says there is an error with the page. I did go onto twitter and begin following Eric Carle and Mo Williams Pigeon. I'm going to follow these with my own personal account as a little "trial" and if I think I can use it in the classroom I will create a twitter for students to use to connect with authors and/or illustrators. Thanks for sharing!

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