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Reading Lists - Houston Area Independent Schools Library Network. HAISLN Recommended Reading Lists 2017 - updated on 3/28/17About the HAISLN Recommended Reading ListThis list of titles has been compiled by librarians at member schools of the Houston Area Independent School Library Network (HAISLN).

Reading Lists - Houston Area Independent Schools Library Network

It includes both fiction and nonfiction books by some of the best authors for children and young adults. Books on this list are evaluated annually by grade-level committees. Committee members rely on recommendations from standard, professionally prepared evaluation aids and on input from students and teachers, as well as the collective HAISLN expertise. A conscious effort is made to appeal to the broad range of interests, maturity levels, and reading abilities of students. In most cases the number of books by any given author is limited to one or two per grade level list. Printing the Reading ListsThe following files are provided in case libraries would like to print the Lists in a booklet format. STEM Read – Discover the Science Behind the Fiction.

Quilts In the Classroom 2. Quilt Information Packet for Teachers. DQG Storybook Quilts. The Denton Quilt Guild has purchased children's storybooks with quilt-related themes.

DQG Storybook Quilts

Guild member volunteers have made small quilts to complement each book. At present, the collection includes over 50 books for children. As additional books are purchased and/or donated, corresponding quilts are designed and constructed by guild members. During the school year, the storybooks and quilts are loaned to local schools and libraries where teachers and librarians share them with students. During the summer, the collection is available for use by libraries, museums, and children's groups.

New Librarians Training Document. S.O.S. for Information Literacy. A Copyright-Friendly Toolkit. However fabulous Creative Commons and Public Domain content may be, sometimes you really need to use copyrighted material.

A Copyright-Friendly Toolkit

Say you plan to comment on popular media or current events. For instance, you may be planning to critique the portrayal of Native Americans in commercial films. You are going to want to “quote” some commercial films like Pocahontas, Lone Ranger, and Dances with Wolves. If you are reviewing a book, you may want to share its cover art. You may use copyrighted content without asking permission if you believe that your use falls under the doctrine known as Fair Use. In general, when you transform original content, repurpose it, and add value to it in your own remix, you may be able to claim the use fair.

According to American University’s Center for Media and Social Impact, these two tests or questions help you plan whether to use the copyrighted work of others without asking permission: The video below explains why the Code for Fair Use in Online Video was created. :. Copyright Advisory Network. Digital Copyright Slider. Copyright Friendly Resources – TechnoPeterson. Intellectual Freedom Handbook. Printer-friendly version This is the Fifth Edition of the Texas Library Association's INTELLECTUAL FREEDOM HANDBOOK.

Intellectual Freedom Handbook

A perennial favorite among TLA publications, the text serves libraries and librarians in a variety of settings. Passage of the September 1, 1993, Texas Open Records Act and several updated ALA interpretations mandated this new edition. The Intellectual Freedom Committee appreciates all those who contributed experience with and knowledge of the basic tenets of free access to information in a time of unprecedented change and challenges. This manual is dedicated to the memory of John Henry Faulk in recognition of his lifelong fight for civil rights, racial equality, and human dignity. John Henry Faulk 1913 - 1990 "Freedom, the joys of a democratic society, had to extend to all people or it was a myth.

" Library 2.0 - the future of libraries in the digital age. Using Web 2.0 Principles to Become Librarian & Educator 2.0. » Picture Books. From biographies to read-alouds to wordless gems, Random House has the right picture book to suit your needs.

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This resource page has everything you need for hosting a storytime in the library or using picture books in the classroom. Owl Sees Owl Classroom Activities By: Laura Godwinillustrated by: Rob Dunlavey With just three or four words per page, this story follows a baby owl one night as he leaves the safety of his nest ( Home Mama Brother Sister) and explores the starry world around him (Soar Glide Swoop... Download Resource Quit Calling Me a Monster Storytime Kit By: Jory Johnillustrated by: Bob Shea Floyd Patterson is so much more than shaggy purple fur and pointy monster teeth -- why can't people just see him for him? Download Resource Three Magic Balloons Educators’ Guide and Activities By: Guide prepared by Pat Scales Saturdays at the zoo with their father always end the same way for Ariel, Miranda, and Jane: he offers them a treat, they choose instead to buy food for the animals.

Dr. The Best Children's Books! Database of Award-Winning Children's Literature.