Genre Writing, Math Language, and Lloyd Alexander
Worlds Awaiting - Season 4, Episode 1
- Jan 12, 2019 5:00 pm
- 58:20 mins
Genre Writing (3:50) Reading opens up worlds to us and our children. Every book, genre, and author offers a different experience for us. Some authors are famous for a particular genre. And some authors seem to dabble in many. Jennifer Nielsen is one of these diverse authors. She joins Rachel today to discuss how she transitions between different novels as she writes. She also gives us a sneak peak of what she currently has in the works. Storytime (14:54) Libraries are known for their storytimes and we are too. Each week at around 15 minutes past the hour, tune in to hear book reviews or live readings of picture books or poetry. Today a future teacher and one of Rachel's former students Rachel Olson tells about her experience reading The Blackthorn Key by Kevin Sands. Language of Mathematics (18:09) One of the wonderful things about literacy is the fact that we are able to make connections between disciplines. We’re in studio today talking with Dr. Eula Monroe, a professor of mathematics education here at Brigham Young University. She shares how to teach math to very young children. Also she has some tips for overwhelmed parents and how they can better communicate to their children working on math homework. Lloyd Alexander (39:10) It’s always fun to find new novels to read and people to share them with. Today Rachel is joined in studio with teacher and fellow librarian Heather Price from Skyridge High School in Utah. They take a moment to geek out about one of their favorite authors Lloyd Alexander. They share how they were first introduced to his works and some of their favorite books. These fans talk about more than just The Black Cauldron, check it out. Family History (51:27) Today we are around the Librarians' Table with Joe Everett and Marissa Bischoff of the family history section of the BYU Harold B. Lee Library. Today they talk with Rachel about some practical ways to introduce young children to the idea of family history. Becoming more connected to your ancestry, collecting stories, and establishing family traditions are just some of the methods they discuss.