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June Is GLBT Book Month. American Library Association.

June Is GLBT Book Month

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Round Table. “GLBT Book Month” image used with permission. School librarians enjoy highlighting special observances for their students, and here’s one more: June is GLBT Book Month. Originating in the 1990s as National Gay and Lesbian Book Month, the American Library Association began its recognition in 2015 as GLBT Book Month, creating “a nationwide celebration of the authors and writings that reflect the lives and experiences of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community” (GLBTRT). Building the Rainbow Collection. Five of the Best - The Book Club - ABC TV. Which book made your year?

Five of the Best - The Book Club - ABC TV

Everyone loves a good book recommendation so we want to know which book brought you most joy in 2016. What was the book you couldn't stop thinking about? The book you just had to share with all your friends? Vote in The Book Club's national poll for FIVE OF THE BEST in 2016. Readability books blog. Resources. A range of free Summer Reading Club templates, graphics and promotional materials are available for public libraries to promote and use to align their Summer Reading Club program to the annual theme.


In addition to these free materials, themed Library Activation Kits and promotional items are made available for purchase each year. For information on these items click here. What resources are available? The following resources are available for download from the Summer Reading Club Dropbox: Click here to view resources for 2016 Heroes and Villains Program SRC Dropbox Dropbox is an online content storage tool that allows documents and files to be shared among many. Download Summer Reading Club Resources Please note: File versions loaded to the Dropbox may vary during the course of the year. If you cannot access or download these resources from the Dropbox, please contact us for assistance. About the Summer Reading Club Resources. 10 Innovative Learning Stations That Get Students Reading. Whenever I would introduce a new novel to my students, I always got the same reaction: Students moaned and groaned about the storyline, expressed their lack of interest in the author’s writing style, and proclaimed their everlasting boredom with the class as a whole.

10 Innovative Learning Stations That Get Students Reading

In order to avoid student complaints, I decided to implement book clubs in my classroom—students now have the opportunity to work in groups and choose what book they as a group want to read for a given unit. In order to make this work, there are a few things you should do. Have the students work together in groups of three or four, and offer the groups their choice of books—you should select options that ensure that students are still following Common Core standards. How to Help Students Develop a Love of Reading.

Even though Laura Baumert’s son Andrew can choose whatever book he likes for the 20-minutes daily sustained silent reading program at his middle school, he still finds reading a chore.

How to Help Students Develop a Love of Reading

Over the years, the sixth grader from Washington, Michigan, has been on the receiving end of various incentives to gently nudge him into doing more reading: his elementary school used reading logs and rewards for time spent reading, and at home he is allowed to stay up 30 minutes past his bedtime if he reads an actual book. But so far nothing has done the trick, and Andrew rarely reads of his own volition. Baumert doesn’t really know why her second son doesn’t like reading but keeps on trying anyway, finding places to fit it in between his other interests, which include typical middle school boy stuff: lacrosse, basketball, riding his bike, and playing video games. Books with LGBT characters booklist. Graphic Novels in the Classroom: A Teacher Roundtable. The links in this post are Amazon Affiliate links.

Graphic Novels in the Classroom: A Teacher Roundtable

If you click these and make a purchase from Amazon, Cult of Pedagogy will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thanks for your support! About a month ago, I shared an Edudemic post on my Facebook page about teaching with graphic novels, and I was startled by how many teachers responded to it. They talked about their own successful practices with graphic novels, shared how the books had transformed reluctant readers into obsessive readers, and they recommended dozens of titles—I’d never heard of most of them, but as soon as I took a look inside each one, I wanted to get my hands on them immediately. I quickly realized that any teacher who wants students to become avid readers should stock its library full of these gems.

I invited four of those teachers here for my first-ever Teacher Roundtable, where classroom teachers will share their thoughts and best practices on a specific topic. Dr. Becky Greenhow: Thanks Michelle! Australian LGBTQ YA. Auslgbtqya: Clancy of the Undertow by Christopher Currie(2015)From the Publisher:In a dead-end town like Barwen a girl only to be a little different to feel like a freak.

Australian LGBTQ YA

And Clancy, a typical sixteen-year-old misfit with a moderately dysfunctional family, a genuine interest in Nature Club and a major crush on the local hot girl, is packing a capital F.As the summer begins, Clancy’s dad is involved in a road smash that kills two local teenagers. While the family is dealing with the reaction of a hostile town, Clancy meets someone who could possibly—at last—become a friend. Not only that, the unattainable Sasha starts to show what may be a romantic interest.In short, this is the summer when Clancy has to figure out who the hell she is.Goodreads.

The Bookish Manicurist. What happens when you finish reading a book. Have you ever felt like having a terrible hangover when you’ve finished reading the last sentence of the book?

What happens when you finish reading a book

Probably yes, and probably several times, right. The team from Epic Reads, an online community of young adult fiction fans, has prepared a video that, well, visualizes the damage done to you when “the words stop”. The best cure? Reach for the next book. And the next, and the next… More videos: About Ola Kowalczyk Collecting bits and pieces about books and libraries in digital age. 50 Books All Kids Should Read Before They're 12. Reading. CBCA. "Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside a dog, it's too dark to read." - Groucho Marx.

Spring into Action! - Reading Australia. To make your 2017 teaching year the most organised, stress-free and fulfilling year yet we have done the hard work for you.

Spring into Action! - Reading Australia

Below you will find lists of resources curated around key dates, themes and year levels. We’ve even created lists to help you target cross-curriculum priorities. Plus you get a sneak-peek into future resources, so you can be fully prepared for the months to come. Click on a book cover to be taken to a full teacher resource designed to make your time in the classroom – and out of it – as valuable as possible. We look forward to another great year of celebrating Australian stories. Australia Day Anzac Day. Fiction for Young Feminists.