December 2019 #NCTEChat: 2020 Charlotte Huck and Orbis Pictus Award-winning Titles - National Council of Teachers of English
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December 2019 #NCTEChat: 2020 Charlotte Huck and Orbis Pictus Award-winning Titles

Join us this Sunday, December 15, at 8:00 p.m. ET for an #NCTEchat celebrating the 2020 Charlotte Huck and Orbis Pictus Award-winning titles. 


To help you prepare for this chat, we invite you to review the award-winning books, including the history of each award below:


The following questions will be shared during the Twitter chat, after introductions:

WARM-UP: Please introduce yourself and share how you use the children’s book award lists (NCTE’s and others’) to build your classroom library. #NCTEchat [8:04 p.m.]

Q1: The Charlotte Huck Award recognizes fiction that has the potential to transform children’s lives by inviting compassion, imagination, and wonder. Which books from the winners’ list have been transformational for your students? #NCTEchat [8:10 p.m.]

Q2: On the Charlotte Huck Award list, which books are you hoping to share with your students? What is your plan? #NCTEchat [8:18 p.m.]

Q3: The NCTE Orbis Pictus Award® was established in 1989, the first nonfiction award for children’s books. It was established to promote and recognize excellence in the writing of nonfiction for children. How do you choose nonfiction to share with students? #NCTEchat [8:26 p.m.]

Q4: Which nonfiction books do your students choose to read independently? #NCTEchat [8:34 p.m.]

Q5: The NCTE Poetry Award was established in 1977 to honor a living American poet for their aggregate work for children. Which poets do you and your students know and love? #NCTEchat [8:42 p.m.]

Q6: What new texts are you most excited to share with students this year? For what purposes and how? #NCTEchat [8:50 p.m.]


We hope to see you there! Be sure to join us by using #NCTEchat.

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