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Libraries and English Language Learners. NPR Choice page. Amazon. A Quick Guide to Selecting Great Informational Books for Young Children. LA0956Jul18Language. Discovering Children's Books. 5 Kinds of Nonfiction. Whether we organize the nonfiction in our library by Dewey, ditching Dewey, or some other method, our libraries are often organized by topic.

5 Kinds of Nonfiction

In her AASL National Conference presentation, Melissa Stewart gave conference attendees another way to think about nonfiction collections. Maus, March Lead Top 10 List of Comics Used in Schools. Up to the Challenge. SL Uncle Bobby. Creating a Reading Culture in the Classroom by Ann Hagedorn. When students walk into my classroom, I want them to see that I value reading and books and that my goal is for them to do the same.

Creating a Reading Culture in the Classroom by Ann Hagedorn

There is a sign that hangs in the front of my class that states, We read every day. I have a large classroom library that spans the back of my classroom wall. There are pictures of book covers surrounding the door and walls. This is intentionally done to create a reading culture in my classroom and to help my students value reading. Here are pictures of the number of books some of my students read at the end of the school year. Young Adults Don’t Read. Here’s What We Can Do About It. An Animated, Interactive Archive of 17th- to 19th- Century Narrative Media for and by Children. Explore our developing experimental site for information about early movable books.

An Animated, Interactive Archive of 17th- to 19th- Century Narrative Media for and by Children

You will find a searchable research database of items held in multiple institutions, and a “play” site where you can manipulate several examples in a virtual gaming environment. The “About” page tells you more about the project to date, and the scholarly essay, “What Are Movable Books?” Provides background on the genre. News – LHRT News and Notes. Many library, book, and publishing enthusiasts will find this cutting edge database to be of great interest: Learning As Play: An Animated, Interactive Archive of 17th to 19th-Century Narrative Media for and by Children It is amazing.

News – LHRT News and Notes

Dr. Jacqueline J. School Library Journal. Un-American Books in American Classrooms - Intellectual Freedom Blog. By: Jamie M.

Un-American Books in American Classrooms - Intellectual Freedom Blog

Gregory Should students learn about minorities suppressed by the government throughout American history? Would that knowledge then encourage students to overthrow the government? Annual Reminder that Graphic Novels are "Real" Reading. It’s time for Summer Reading Programs to kick off at libraries nationwide. When school is not in session, libraries are flooded with children and families looking for engaging activities to occupy their time, which is great!

Because if students aren’t reading and participating in learning activities over the summer, they can lose a lot of the progress they made in the previous school year, which teachers and other educational professionals refer to as “summer slide.” Best Practices in Curation. The Key Commitment of school librarians within the AASL Shared Foundation of Curate is defined in the AASL Standards as “making meaning for oneself and others by collecting, organizing, and sharing resources of personal relevance” (AASL, 2018, p. 94).

Best Practices in Curation

I have been working on unpacking the Curate Shared Foundation during the first semester of the school year, reflecting on what the AASL Standards bring up as curation best practices, and on the Domains, Competencies, and alignments the standards hold up for us to achieve. For many of us, getting started is the hard part, so I have come up with a few ideas and resources for taking the first steps toward making these best practices part of your everyday work. Here are the best practices from the Curate Shared Foundation from p. 101-102 of the National School Library Standards book and a few ideas for implementation: The September/October 2013 issue of Knowledge Quest has a whole host of great advice on how to get this done.

Engaging Text - ALWAYS INTERESTED LIBRARY & INFO CENTER. SLJ Diversity and Cultural Literacy Syllabus. Cultivating a School-wide Literacy Culture. A new year naturally makes us more reflective about our school libraries.

Cultivating a School-wide Literacy Culture

Being an elementary school librarian tends to be a lonely job. If you’re lucky, you are a part of the resource team, but even that can be lonely because you are the only one who doesn’t have grades (thank the library goddess). You may even be thinking that you have no impact on your school. If that is the case, I challenge you to spend 2019 growing your school-wide literacy culture. Get your entire school on board with creating life-long readers. Audiobooks. Jonathan Rosa sur Twitter : "I’m incredibly grateful for this important work which debunks the widely circulated myth that low-income kids (mostly of color) suffer from a 30 million word gap, but I’m also sad that we have to spend so much time disproving.

Intellectual Freedom and Youth: Practical and Philosophical Considerations. When it comes to intellectual freedom, most people would agree that adults should have the right to read what pleases them.

Intellectual Freedom and Youth: Practical and Philosophical Considerations

Many would also agree that teenagers need some freedom to explore their own reading tastes and choices. But what about children, specifically school-aged children? Does it make sense to talk about intellectual freedom for a population that generally exercises little freedom at home or at school? The Library Bill of Rights does not discriminate on the basis of age, which would include younger children as well as older ones. But are there other reasons to support intellectual freedom for younger readers? Understanding—and Teaching—the Five Kinds of Nonfiction. Picture Books in the Dorm Room? Culture - The controversy behind Disney’s groundbreaking new princess. Moana is a groundbreaking film for Disney, because it features the studio’s first Polynesian princess – but that’s not all.

Culture - The controversy behind Disney’s groundbreaking new princess

The film’s title character is also the first princess to possess an ‘average’ body, who unlike her counterparts, does not have a tiny waist and unusually long limbs. The film has just opened in cinemas and has been winning some positive early reviews, with Slant magazine praising Disney’s latest princess for being “neither selfishly rebellious nor simplistically innocent”. Rebecca Hains, author of The Princess Problem: Guiding Our Girls through the Princess-Obsessed Years, definitely views Moana’s physical appearance as progress.

I read books by only minority authors for a year. It showed me just how white our reading world is. Lost, Stolen or Censored? - Intellectual Freedom Blog. By: Kristin Pekoll, Office for Intellectual Freedom If a person sets fire to library materials, we know that is censorship.

Lost, Stolen or Censored? - Intellectual Freedom Blog

We’ve seen the pictures from Germany of the thousands of books burned by Nazis. At the core, burning books denies access to information and ideas that is constitutionally protected by our First Amendment. Librarytrendsv47i3n opt. Learning Ally - Support for Dyslexia and Learning Disabilities. Why cant I skip reading. Celebrate Science: Behind the Books: The Nonfiction Family Tree. If you’re a longtime reader of Celebrate Science, you may remember that back in 2012 and 2013, I spent a lot of time trying to develop a Nonfiction Family Tree. This effort to categorize and understand the various kinds of nonfiction and the interplay among them was heavily influenced by the ideas of such nonfiction thought leaders as Marc Aronson, Myra Zarnowski, Sue Bartle, and Mary Ann Cappiello. Eventually, I gave up on the family tree and started to think about other ways to classify nonfiction, but recently I decided to take a fresh look at the tree analogy, and I came up with something that I think is worth sharing: Traditional Nonfiction At one time, nonfiction books for children routinely included dry, stodgy expository writing—prose that explains, describes, or informs.

Most books were text heavy, with just a few scattered images decorating rather than enriching the content and meaning. Getting Personal with Books. How do we encourage teens to come back to reading for fun? For my high school library, getting personal with books has made all the difference. Part of the answer lies in knowing your specific patrons and collection and matching students to books that might draw them in. Another part of the answer lies in choosing programs and promotions that might engage your teen readers. Research from Common Sense Media shows that as students grow through adolescence they spend less time reading for fun.

Finding Clipart and Photos for Print and Multimedia Projects. This month, I am going to share something that my students frequently ask me for. Article. Welcoming Rainbow Families in the Classroom: Suggestions and Reco...: Ingenta Connect. As Mother's Day approached, Kayden's (not his real name) first-grade classroom prepared for the celebration in the same way as many classrooms across the United States. The teacher instructed each child to create a card and handprint collage to bring home on the Friday before Mother's Day. As Kayden industriously worked to make the perfect card, his teacher circulated the room. “They Kind of Rely on the Library”: School Librarians Serving LGBT Students. South Asian Narratives to Help Children Embrace their Cultural Backgrounds and Identities - ALSC Blog. English Language Learners + Graphic Novels. Beginner’s Mind Recently I had a powerful if uncomfortable experience.

I spent a month in Italy taking Italian language lessons. Thinking Outside the Bin: Why labeling books by reading level disempowers young readers. Experience the power of a bookbook™ "The Good Stuff": Why Arguments about YA Matter. Years ago, after weeks of urging teachers to come to me for student book recommendations, an English teacher dropped by to take me up on my offer. How to Reach the Dormant Readers.

Why this superintendent is banning homework — and asking kids to read instead. Mrs. Boudreau. UFDC - Baldwin Library of Historical Children's Literature. The Four Basic Ebook Models for K-12 Libraries. This is the second article in a three-part series on ebook business models in K-12 libraries. Resources for Creating Book Trailers.

From Refugees to Voting Rights, Books to Inspire a Just, Inclusive Society. News - William Paterson University. Collection Development with the Help from Second Grade. 100 Must-Read Retellings of Myths, Folklore, and Classics. The Fight Against Restricted Access to Information: An Interview with Emily J.M. Knox – hls. Best Books 2016. First Nations Development Institute. EDpuzzle. Adventures in Library Land: : Booktrailers. 'First French Kiss' book leads to complaint at Taunton High School - News - The Taunton Daily Gazette, Taunton, MA - Taunton, MA. MSLA Forum Newsletter - Massachusetts School Library Association. 2016 Summer Reading List. Sex in the Stacks: Teenager Sex Education Information Seeking Behavior and Barriers to the Use of Library Resources. “They Kind of Rely on the Library”: School Librarians Serving LGBT Students.

Disability in Kidlit — Reviews, articles, and more about the portrayal of disabilities in children's fiction. Pair lauded for taking stand against library censorship - Langley Times. About. 10 Tips on Starting and Running a Book Club - Reading Group Choices. How Harry Potter Became the Boy Who Lived Forever. Fantastic Worlds. 25 Language Arts Graphic Organizers for You and Your Kids. Educational Leadership:Keeping Teaching Fresh:The Teacher Book Club.

Every Single Word Spoken by a Person of Color in "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" Diverse Nonfiction Literature for Young Readers. American Indians in Children's Literature (AICL): An Inclusive Summer Reading 2015 List for Kids and Young Adults. CLELE JOURNAL – children´s literature in english language education. Picture Books to Help ELLs Access Common Core Anchor Reading Standards. Finding My Literary Doppelganger. ‘We Need Diverse Books Because’: An Indigenous perspective on diversity in young adult and children’s literature in Australia — The Wheeler Centre. The Vito Russo Test. Rainbow Lists « Rainbow Book List.

BOTN_main. Using Comics to Teach English Language Learners. Sunday Reflections: What I Learned While Trying to Put Together a Women’s History Display — @TLT16 Teen Librarian Toolbox. The impact of dialogic book-sharing training on infant language and attention: a randomized controlled trial in a deprived South African community. David Wiesner's Spot App. What Kids Are Reading- And Why It Matters%2C 2015 Edition.pdf.

Diversity in Children’s Literature and the Legacy of Pura Belpré. Nancy Drew and Friends Online Exhibit: Introduction.