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Picture Books Read Aloud Videos for Lesson Use. I am at our public library right now and it is deserted. 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. Indianapolis Public Library has a compiled list here with more than 100 titles Storyline online has a compiled list right here with some great titles Kate Messner is compiling videos right here featuring authors and illustrators sharing their work and resources Susan Tan has a great video channel featuring writing prompts and read alouds Kidlit TV has a great compilation here Harper Kids Has their read alouds compiled here Vooks Online are offering a free first year for teachers and have videos compiled here Brightly Online has a compilation here Storytime with Bill from Little Brown Books can be found here Mrs.

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Home | 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. Get Started Now Computational Thinking in Libraries Curious about how computational thinking skills are being taught in communities like yours? Ready to Code Case Studies Libraries Ready To {Code} Infographic What is Computational Thinking?

Computational thinking (CT) is about understanding what a problem is, developing solutions, and presenting those solutions in a way that a computer, a human, or both, can understand Learn The What & Why of CT Right Get Started Now We have three experience levels to help library staff connect with resources that reflect their own computational thinking (CT) experiences, communities, goals, and interests. This is Me This is Me This is Me Browse by Topic Left.

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. 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. She was bubbly and funny and made even the shyest child open up and smile back. After the signing she thanked all the staff warmly and shook each person’s hand. And that is at the heart of meeting any writer – what makes the experience so important and in some cases transformative – it’s not what they say but how they make you feel. Paula Danziger and all her enthusiasm and kindness made me want to work in the children’s department.

Another noted: “It made me feel happy and it made me believe in myself.” 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. 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. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Like this: Like Loading... 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. RNZ storytime- Children's Treasure Chest. Displays and marketing. YMS Library Services Menu. Literature resources. Digital tools. Professional Development. Quizzes/activities. Whichbook | 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. 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. The American Library Association has developed a number of excellent tools to assist school and public libraries in the essential preparation to perform before books are challenged here. 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.” 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).

The visual and verbal messages young children absorb from books (and other media) heavily influence their ideas about themselves and others. Depending on the quality of the book, they can reinforce (or undermine) children’s affirmative self-concept, teach accurate (or misleading) information about people of various identities, and foster positive (or negative) attitudes about diversity. It is important to offer young children a range of books about people like them and their family—as well as about people who are different from them and their family. Look for Tokenism. Book trailers - Allen & Unwin - New Zealand. Edelweiss+ Useful websites for School Library Collection Development.

Picture books with mathematical content | NZ Maths. 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! The use of a narrative supports problem solving as students have a reason within the story to solve and to figure. A picture book can be used as an introduction to a concept, as a launch pad to further explore an idea, or as a prompt for a discussion and debate. It is important to select books that are of high quality from both a literary and a mathematical perspective.

Questions to help guide your selection of books to use within maths classes: Does the book present content that is mathematically sound and appropriate for the level of your students? Click to download a spreadsheet of all picture books listed in this section (.xlsx, 18KB)


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