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Writing a lesson with pen pals. Assembling four paragraphs took the students hours to write, he said.

Writing a lesson with pen pals

Practice makes perfect, though, and his students and other Gertie Belle Rogers Elementary fifth-graders got that throughout the year. Theo Tso's CAPTAIN PAIUTE (is awesome!!!) Among the gems of 2015 is Theo Tso's Captain Paiute: Indigenous Defender of the Southwest.

Theo Tso's CAPTAIN PAIUTE (is awesome!!!)

Captain Paiute is published by Native Realities. As you can see by the cover of this comic, Captain Paiute is a superhero. An Indigenous superhero, that is! A Paiute one. TV Hosts 'Page to Stage & Screen’ Panel at Kid Lit Conference - KidLit.TV. This June, attendees of New Jersey’s Society of Children’s Books Writers and Illustrators (NJ-SCBWI’s) annual conference are in for a treat – and we’re taking KidLit TV viewers along for the ride!

TV Hosts 'Page to Stage & Screen’ Panel at Kid Lit Conference - KidLit.TV

KidLit TV’s founder, Julie Gribble, will moderate a panel of three children’s media experts. These experts will discuss their experiences taking children’s manuscripts beyond the confines of the bookstore to stage, screen, and other cutting-edge media channels. Tish Rabe, Jonathan Rockefeller, and Marisa Corvisiero take the stage at the Crowne Plaza’s Conference Center in Plainsboro on Saturday, June 4th. Why We Are Moving on from AR. This post was written with Brandon Blom (@brandonkblom, you can check out his blog here).

Why We Are Moving on from AR

Brandon and I are both elementary school principals in the Roseville City School District. Before being principals, Brandon was a middle school math teacher, and I was an elementary school teacher and then a middle school ELA/History teacher. Read, now even better in and out of the classroom! By: Christina Samek, OverDrive Marketing Specialist OverDrive Read has always been the preferred option for our student users across the world.

Read, now even better in and out of the classroom!

Outlook Web App. OpenEbooks OnePager Final. Express 9.14 - Writing in the <i>Other</i> Core Content Areas. Writing in the Other Core Content Areas Gerry Petersen-Incorvaia How do you respond when your teaching team, principal, or superintendent says, "You must teach writing in your classroom?

Express 9.14 - Writing in the <i>Other</i> Core Content Areas

" As an arts teacher, my defenses go up and I tend to think either "I am already doing it" or "When do I teach my own content area? " Instead, those of us who don't teach English and language arts (ELA) and math can advocate how we create lessons that intentionally integrate the Common Core State Standards for writing into our content areas.

Your content area is important. The writing process is similar to many of the processes, practices, and thinking found in content areas other than math or ELA. Figure 1. Figure 2 lists the Common Core anchor standards for writing, with lesson planning questions to help you determine where and when you might infuse writing standards in your classroom. Figure 2. ASCD Express, Vol. 9, No. 14. This is my Anti-Lexile, Anti-Reading Level Post. This is my anti-lexile, anti-reading level post.

This is my Anti-Lexile, Anti-Reading Level Post.

I get it. Well-intentioned parents want to challenge their children. Well-meaning, (perhaps new) teachers want to be sure that students are advancing in their reading levels. Maybe this is okay in first or second grade. Beyond this, let’s stop this madness. A few words from Mike Mullin, author of Ashfall: “Try taking this comment, and running it through the Lexile analyzer. So why do we use Lexiles for older kids? Even worse, some parents/teachers make students internalize levels. Education Week. Slightly fewer Americans are reading print books, new survey finds.

The number of book readers has dipped a bit from the previous year and the number of e-book readers has remained flat, according to new survey findings from Pew Research Center.

Slightly fewer Americans are reading print books, new survey finds

Seven-in-ten American adults (72%) have read a book within the past year, whether in whole or in part and in any format, according to a survey conducted in March and April. That figure has fallen from 79% who said in 2011 they had read a book in the previous year, but is statistically in line with survey findings starting in 2012. Many book publishers, researchers and retailers have wondered whether the introduction of e-books would impact book reading overall or lead to a decline in the number of books read in print. South Dakota State Library. South Dakota Titles To Go. You will be prompted to sign into your library account on the next page.

South Dakota Titles To Go

If this is your first time selecting “Send to NOOK,” you will then be taken to a Barnes & Noble page to sign into (or create) your NOOK account. You should only have to sign into your NOOK account once to link it to your library account. 2015: Free Ebooks & Apps. Position Statement on Labeling Books with Reading Levels. Librarians use spine labels to organize and identify library resources by call number to help patrons locate general subject areas or specific fiction, non-fiction, reference, audiovisual, or other items.

Position Statement on Labeling Books with Reading Levels

Viewpoint-neutral directional labeling in libraries increases students’ access to information and supports their First Amendment right to read. Best practice in school libraries includes books and other resources being shelved using a standard classification system that also enables students to find resources in other libraries, such as a public library, from which they may borrow materials. One of the realities some school librarians face in their jobs is pressure by administrators and classroom teachers to label and arrange library collections according to reading levels.

Student browsing behaviors can be profoundly altered with the addition of external reading level labels. Non-standard shelving practices make it difficult for library staff and patrons to locate specific titles. Engaging with Ebooks Can Aid Children’s Literacy, Study Finds. Photo by Peter M. Fisher/Thinkstock Getty Images for SLJ. As younger and younger children recognize and use electronic devices as sources of information and entertainment, what is the impact on their literacy skills?

Largely a positive one, according to a study printed in the January 2014 edition of the peer-reviewed journal SAGE Open. The report examines how different digital tools—an iPad, an iPod, and a tabletop touchscreen computer—capture and hold children’s attention to print media delivered electronically. In the study—Young Children’s Engagement With E-Books at School: Does Device Matter?

Some Rules We Need to Break In Our Reading Classrooms. We seem to be run by the rules of what came before us. We seem to be trying to uphold traditions that were started all in the spirit of becoming better reading teachers.

Slightly fewer Americans are reading print books, new survey finds. Best Apps for Teaching & Learning. BiblioNasium - Kids Share Book Recommendations. Use Online Reading Logs, Find Books At Their Reading Level. Studentreasures Book Publishing. How to Access Thousands of Free eBooks for Kids.