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Unite for Literacy. Unlimited Access to 40,000 of the Best Children's Books & Learning Videos. Audible Stories: Free Audiobooks for Kids. Audiobook Listening Copy Program. The Library Voice. Librarygirl. Knowledge Quest. School Library Journal. South Brunswick High School. The Pingry Lower School Library. Reading – Stories – eBooks: International Children's Digital Library Grade: K-5, 6-8 Subject area: Arts, English, Foreign language, Literature, Social Studies, Geography, History.

The Pingry Lower School Library

Van Meter Elementary. A community of readers. Nonfiction Monday – Rounding up the best nonfiction for children and teens. Lynn: You’d have to live in a cave in the wilderness not to know that far too many Americans have a very sketchy concept of what a fact actually is or how to verify it.

Nonfiction Monday – Rounding up the best nonfiction for children and teens

The need to understand this important issue is one of national importance these days as it is clear that millions of adults don’t grasp the difference and the impact on our culture is stark. Here, with a great way to start addressing the issue, is Michael Rex with a fabulous picture book, Facts vs. Discover your next great book! Home - The Book Club CookBookThe Book Club CookBook. Kathy Schrock's Guide to Everything - Home Page. A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet.

How to Run a Teen Book Club. Book clubs have become a staple of library services, although book clubs for adults outnumber book clubs for kids or teens.

How to Run a Teen Book Club

So, how does one run a book club for teens? My book club has the same format every meeting. All of my teen programs start with a few minutes to chat and catch up, as I have discovered that nothing really gets done unless the teens can talk a bit first. Then there is time to discuss the book. I make sure any questions I bring are open-ended; rather than being a “did you read the book” quiz, this is a time for the teens to discuss what they thought of the book. I follow our discussion with some sort of related game or craft.

Why school librarians matter: What years of research tell us - kappanonline.org. When schools have high-quality library programs and librarians who share their expertise with the entire school community, student achievement gets a boost.

Why school librarians matter: What years of research tell us - kappanonline.org

Since 1992, a growing body of research known as the school library impact studies has consistently shown positive correlations between high-quality library programs and student achievement (Gretes, 2013; Scholastic, 2016). Data from more than 34 statewide studies suggest that students tend to earn better standardized test scores in schools that have strong library programs. Further, when administrators, teachers, and librarians themselves rated the importance and frequency of various library practices associated with student learning, their ratings correlated with student test scores, further substantiating claims of libraries’ benefits.

Skeptics might assume that these benefits are associated mainly with wealthier schools, where well-resourced libraries serve affluent students. Librarians and student achievement References. Leveraging Reading Influencers. I can’t remember when I first heard the term social media influencer.

Leveraging Reading Influencers

Probably in the context of a reality star or the latest Internet fad. I think I rolled my eyes when I heard that someone could make a career out of it. But in the wake of the college admissions scandal, the term entered the public conscious because one of the celebrities caught in the media glare has a daughter who is/was one. The Neuroscience of Your Brain on Fiction.

Researchers have discovered that words describing motion also stimulate regions of the brain distinct from language-processing areas. In a study led by the cognitive scientist Véronique Boulenger, of the Laboratory of Language Dynamics in France, the brains of participants were scanned as they read sentences like “John grasped the object” and “Pablo kicked the ball.” The scans revealed activity in the motor cortex, which coordinates the body’s movements. What’s more, this activity was concentrated in one part of the motor cortex when the movement described was arm-related and in another part when the movement concerned the leg. NCTE - National Council of Teachers of English. Using #Bookstagram to Enhance the Library. For the past three years, as I’ve incorporated Google Suite, Canvas, Kahoot, and other interactive digital tools into my library practice, I’ve seen firsthand how technology can benefit my school community.

Using #Bookstagram to Enhance the Library

During the quarantine, my technological skills helped me communicate with staff and students to provide instruction, book lists, videos, and research information. The most exciting pursuit for me while in lockdown, though, was starting a bookstagram account on Instagram. Bookstagram, a community of Instagram users focused on the love of books, brings together people from all over the world as they share photos, ideas, recommendations, and reviews. Instagram has always been my favorite social media platform. As an introvert and someone who quickly gets overwhelmed from too much stimuli, I prefer the application’s compact format and visual focus. Genres and forms for young adult and young fiction. We've listed some places you can source YA book titles.

The Sapling — a New Zealand website “all about children’s books … because books grow humans.” Teen Blog — Wellington Public Library’s round up of books, reading and links. Hooked on New Zealand Books— a website for young adult (YA) readers, with reviews and information about reviewing and New Zealand books. International sites. Explore the Themes and Genres of Young Adult Books - WHSmith Blog. What is YA fiction?

Explore the Themes and Genres of Young Adult Books - WHSmith Blog

The Design of Browsing and Berrypicking Techniques. The classic model of information retrieval (IR) used in information science research for over twenty-five years can be characterized as follows (Compare Robertson [3], especially p. 129): This model has been very productive and has promoted our understanding of information retrieval in many ways. However, as Kuhn [4] noted, major models that are as central to a field as this one is, eventually begin to show inadequacies as testing leads to greater and greater understanding of the processes being studied.

The limitations of the original model's representation of the phenomenon of interest become more and more evident. It is only fitting, then, that in recent years the above classic model has come under attack in various ways [5-8]. Oddy [9] and Belkin et al. [10] have asked why it is necessary for the searcher to find a way to represent the information need in a query understandable by the system. The model I am about to propose differs from the traditional one in four areas: Celebration Weeks & Promotional Events. ALA's offices and divisions sponsor a variety of library promotions throughout the year that libraries of all types all across the country can get involved with to promote libraries and create awareness of library issues.

Celebration Weeks & Promotional Events

Check out the links below to see how you can bring these promotions to your library. The oldest of these events is National Library Week. See the list of ALA Upcoming Annual Conferences & Midwinter Meetings. Additional library promotional opportunities resources follow below, including dates for selected non-ALA events. Do not hesitate to find out about the programs and activities being held at your own local public library. AASL Standards Framework for Learners pamphlet. School Libraries. There are 90,400 public and private schools for grades kindergarten through high school in the United States.

School Libraries

Of those, 82,300 (91%) have school libraries and only 56,000 (61%) have full-time librarians. However, schools with a strong school library program and a certified school librarian ensure their students have the best chance to succeed. More than 60 education and library research studies have produced clear evidence that school library programs staffed by qualified school librarians have a positive impact on student academic achievement. These studies clearly demonstrate that strong school library programs help all students do better academically, even when other school variables are considered: Key Action Areas. ALA is committed to eight Key Action Areas as guiding principles for investment of energies and resources: Advocacy for Libraries and the Profession The association actively works to increase public awareness of the crucial value of libraries and librarians, to promote state and national legislation beneficial to libraries and library users, and to supply the resources, training and support networks needed by local advocates seeking to increase support for libraries of all types.

Key Action Areas

Learn more... AASL Position Statement Effective SLP 2016 06 25. Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) Tools, Publications & Resources. Book Creator. Crewmethod08. Deweysummaries. Internet Archive: Digital Library of Free & Borrowable Books, Movies, Music & Wayback Machine. BOOKHUB...A Fun Way For Readers To "Order" Books For Delivery From The Library.

Artful Storytelling. Book Creator - bring creativity to your classroom. Database Trials. Week 5: Virtual Libraries/Curation/the LMS (* = Key reading) Creativecommonsfairusepd.

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