J.K. Rowling grants open licence for teachers during Covid-19 outbreak - J.K. Rowling. Publishers Adapt Policies To Help Educators. 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. 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. 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.
The Big List of Children's Book Writers Doing Virtual Author Activities. With kids at home and parents looking for educational activities, many of our favorite authors are offering online read-alouds and activities on social media. We’ve rounded up over 50 of the best virtual author activities below! Read-Alouds for Elementary School Kids These authors are offering read-alouds of their books and books by their favorite authors. Roda Ahmed The author will be doing read-alouds on Instagram Live of her book Mae Among the Stars. Diane Alber Reading one of her books each day on Facebook! Mac Barnett The author will be reading a book a day on Instagram Live.
Helene Boudreau She is hosting DRAW ME MORE: a Read-Along/ Draw-Along activity on her website. Ben Clanton Author and illustrator of It Came in the Mail; Rot, the Cutest in the World; and upcoming Rot, the Bravest in the World. Julia Cook Julia Cook, bestselling children’s author, will be doing Monday and Friday readings on Facebook Live at 9:00 AM CST! Fabien Cousteau James Dean Julie Falatko Thelma Godin Monique Gray Smith. Brightly Storytime. The Big List of Children's Book Writers Doing Virtual Author Activities. The Big List of Children's Book Writers Doing Virtual Author Activities. Canadian children's writers & illustrators are sharing readings of their books online | CBC Books. As Canadians stay indoors this month, writers and illustrators across the country are filming readings of their books or drawing lessons for viewers to watch online.
Here's a collection of taped and upcoming readings. This list will be updated regularly. It was last updated on March 26, 2020. Alice Aspinall Alice Aspinall posted readings from her book Everyone Can Learn Math on her Facebook page. Aspinall is a high school math teacher. Ernest Cadorin Ernest Cadorin is a writer and teacher of Zen martial arts. He has posted a reading of one story, The Test, on his YouTube channel. Vanessa Canevaro Vanessa Canevero posted a video of her reading her book I Want a Dragon on Facebook.
Aidan Cassie Aidan Cassie posted a video of her reading her picture book, Sterling, Best Dog Ever, on YouTube. Cassie is a children's book writer based on the West Coast. Anita Daher Anita Daher is reading her YA novel Forgetting How to Breathe one chapter at a time on YouTube. You can see the rest of the videos here. □□ Read-Along with PBS KIDS! READ ALONG with MICHELLE OBAMA! | Miss Maple’s Seeds | PBS KIDS. READ ALONG with MICHELLE OBAMA | There's a Dragon in Your Book | PBS KIDS. READ ALONG with MICHELLE OBAMA | The Gruffalo | PBS KIDS.