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Events. AllTextBooks.NZ - Donate Books. Comic Book Shop - Your Online Store for Comic Books in New Zealand. Book Club resources. Books and Reads — for kids and teens. Māori resources. COVID 19 - School Libraries: Your Planning Guide for Reopening. Consider How to Best Deliver Services How you adapt your services will depend on your school’s overall pandemic plan and will likely require that you create plans for a few different stages.

COVID 19 - School Libraries: Your Planning Guide for Reopening

Start by reconsidering your instructional space. Can you set up work surfaces and chairs to accommodate social distancing? If you are utilizing your floor space, use taped Xs or carpet squares to show students where to stand or sit and keep them separated. Take a look at your process for getting books in the hands of students. BWB Bridget Williams Books. Tips for reluctant readers. We always turn to the experts for reading tips.

Tips for reluctant readers

This time, we turn to a different group of experts: kids who appeared on Book Club for Kids podcasts in 2019. We tallied up their list of favorite books and present them to you as recommended reading from our experts. After all, who knows better what a young reader really wants to read? 2019 Favorites From Book Club for Kids (grouped by genre) True Stories: Somehow, a true story carries extra weight with young readers. 10 - Unbroken - Laura Hillenbrand. 9 - The Boys in the Boat - Daniel James Brown. 8 - The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind - Bryan Mealer and William Kamkwamba. Adventure Series: There's nothing like an adventure story to keep you turning pages. 7 - Shannon Messenger – She has more than a dozen titles in her Keeper of the Lost Cities series (by the way, a Book Club for Kids episode) Humor: 5 - Gordon Korman.

Graphic Novel: Children's Book Reviews, Recommendations and Free Opening Extracts. Picture Books Read Aloud Videos for Lesson Use. I am at our public library right now and it is deserted.

Picture Books Read Aloud Videos for Lesson Use

Wisconsin was ordered to close their schools this coming week as more and more cases of Covid-19 pile up. The world is upside down. As we prepare to switch to online learning, I have been thinking of the power of the read aloud. How having the social connection through shared books can bring us together. How doing a read aloud in this stressful time can calm us. Kate Messner has a post that details which publishers have given limited permission to read their books aloud following their guidelines, see the post here. About Dyslexia – Supporting Literacy in the Classroom. Benefits of reading - high school. Kids Tell Us: "Why I Read"

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Libraries Ready to Code. Skip to main content Home Build your library’s capacity to help youth gain skills for the future The Ready to Code Collection provides resources and strategies for coding and computational thinking activities that are grounded in research, aligned with library core values, and support broadening participation.

Libraries Ready to Code

Get Started Now. Discovering Children's Books. Why meeting a ‘real live’ children’s writer matters. The first time I met a “real live” children’s writer was in my early twenties when I was a part-time bookseller in Hodges Figgis bookshop on Dawson Street, Dublin.

Why meeting a ‘real live’ children’s writer matters

A bestselling American author called Paula Danziger was visiting and I was drafted in from the academic floor to help manage the signing queue. She spoke at length to each child, answering their questions and listening carefully to their answers. She signed their books, often mirror writing her signature much to their delight. 10 Steps that Don’t Involve Points, Pizza, or Prizes to Create a School Wide Culture of Reading – Lifetime Literacy Blog.

I was recently approached by a school that I partner with in consultancy and asked for advice about how I might lead for developing a school culture of independent reading.

10 Steps that Don’t Involve Points, Pizza, or Prizes to Create a School Wide Culture of Reading – Lifetime Literacy Blog

Let’s start with the elephant in the room. When I talk about a school wide culture of reading, what I’m NOT talking about are reading programs that require students to read leveled books, take computerized tests for points, and get rewarded with pizza, parties, or prizes for the most points earned. This isn’t a practice that I believe in. I won’t go into that here though. That’s for another day and another blog post. Creating a school wide culture of reading requires an intentional plan for taking several actionable steps. High stakes tests certainly shouldn’t be our only reason for working towards a culture of reading. So let’s get started. 1. Literature Learning Guides & Teacher Resources.

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Author video and podcasts. Writing competitions and publishing opportunities. Home Page - A Book And A Hug. Collaborative Practice In Action. Displays and marketing. YMS Library Services Menu. Literature resources. Digital tools. Professional Development. Quizzes/activities. A new way of choosing what book to read next. How To Manage Challenged Books. Most challenges to comics in libraries come from well-meaning individuals, frequently parents, who find something they believe is objectionable in their local public or school library.

How To Manage Challenged Books

These challenges are often difficult and stressful for the library staff who must manage them, but there are resources to help them in the process. Below we’ve identified a number of tips and links to assist libraries to increase the likelihood of keeping challenged comics on the shelves. 1. Making Strong Policies. Strong policies are key for protecting access to library materials, including comics. 2. What do you do when a comic is challenged? The CBLDF can also help by providing assistance with locating review resources, writing letters of support, and facilitating access to experts and resources. 3.

Guide for Selecting Anti-Bias Children's Books - Teaching for Change : Teaching for Change. By Louise Derman-SparksBased on “Ten Quick Ways to Analyze Children’s Books for Racism and Sexism.”

Guide for Selecting Anti-Bias Children's Books - Teaching for Change : Teaching for Change

Updated in 2013.* Children’s books continue to be an invaluable source of information and values. They reflect the attitudes in our society about diversity, power relationships among different groups of people, and various social identities (e.g., racial, ethnic, gender, economic class, sexual orientation, and disability). Book trailers - Allen & Unwin - New Zealand. Edelweiss+ Useful websites for School Library Collection Development. Picture books with mathematical content. The visual elements of a quality picture book can illustrate a concept in ways it may be hard to do with other resources. For example, the pictures of a hundred ants marching in different arrays as they try to pick up some speed to reach the picnic (see One Hundred Hungry Ants by Elinor J.

Princzes) can be difficult to organise on the mat!


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