The section about graphing was also very enlightening. There was a section that explained how children used graphs to show the different types of books they read. One girl said that she enjoyed making the graph because she actually realized the number of books of each genre she read. The exercise really made her think about her academics, and it broadened her horizons. I would definitely like to use this graphing exercise in my classroom.
Another thing that I felt was very useful from this chapter was the listing of all the resources. There are some very interesting websites that would be great tools in the classroom. NoodleTools.com is a great citation tool because it is specifically for 1-6 graders. It's a great and safe site because students have to register/subscribe so the site is safer than the open internet.