KY3 interview on The Place

Hi everyone,

Yesterday I received a link to the interview with ALYSSA KELLY about THE DIRT BOOK and I WANT AN APPLE, HOW MY BODY WORKS. We did the piece before Christmas and I falsely told gave you the wrong date when it would be aired. Here is it for real.

https://www.ky3.com/2022/01/07/place-talking-dirt-with-david-l-harrison/

The Place: Talking Dirt with David L Harrison SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) – Did you know there’s a whole other world beneath our feet? Local author, David Harrison shows us the 100th book he wrote called, The Dirt Book … www.ky3.com

New review of my book with Laura Robb

Hi everyone,

I’m glad and grateful for the positive review by Jennifer Wirtz of our book, GUIDED PRACTICE FOR READING GROWTH, Graded 4-8, which was released last fall by Corwin Publishing. Here’s the link.

Review: Building reading fluency and comprehension among middle graders
https://www.middleweb.com/45290/using-guided-practice-with-hesitant-readers/

Laura and I created this book to help teachers work with students who are at least two grades behind in their reading level. My job was to write poems and texts to capture students’ interest at their intellectual/developmental level while using language accessible to them at their current reading level. Laura created wonderful plans and activities to encourage and reinforce efforts to reach for growth in reading. An earlier review included this: “One of the hardest parts of helping developing readers can be finding texts that support them.  In this compendium of intermediate and middle grade reading lessons, Laura and David suggest one great text after another, making offering readers the practice they need to become stronger, more proficient readers even easier!”

New books suffered when they were introduced during the thick of the pandemic, and ours came out last September. Corwin is essentially reintroducing the book now. All the more reason why we appreciate Jennifer’s review and hope for additional reviews to come. The Amazon ratings so far are all 5 stars so we’re encouraged to think we’ll continue to find more and more teachers who can put our book to use. If you are in a position to pass this along to teacher and/or administrator friends, we will be in your debt. Thank you.

Kathy Temean features THE DIRT BOOK

Hi everyone,

I’m grateful to Kathy Temean for featuring THE DIRT BOOK on her blog today. Here’s the link.https://kathytemean.wordpress.com/2021/05/25/book-giveaway-the-dirt-book-by-david-l-harrison/#comment-122397 Give it a look and get a chance to win a free copy. The book will start shipping on June 8.

Kate Cosgrove illustrated THE DIRT BOOK beautifully, just as she did on AND THE BULLFROGS SING. Kate, it’s good so see you on Kathy’s feature today. I want to say again how much I love your work and hope we get a chance to partner again one of these days soon.

My guest post on the Robb Review is now up

Hi everyone,

It is my pleasure and honor to be featured on the Robb Review at https://therobbreviewblog.com/uncategorized/poetry-is-for-everyone/

The post is on Twitter- Linkedin- and Facebook!

My thanks to Laura and Evan Robb for inviting me.

It you have a few minutes and are so inclined, I hope you’ll give it a look. Guess what it’s about?

Guest blog post on National Council for Teachers of English (NCTE) site

Hi everyone,

Mary Jo Fresch and I wrote a post for the NCTE blog to help promote our new book, EMPOWERING STUDENTS’ KNOWLEDGE OF VOCABULARY: LEARNIING HOW LANGUAGE WORKS. It has been posted now so for anyone interested, here’s the link. I hope you’ll pass it along to anyone you know how could use this book. Thank you.
https://ncte.org/blog/2020/12/empowering-student-vocabulary-knowledge/