» Children's Book Reviews by StorySnoops - Our Blog Let’s start with the Honor books, shall we? Doll Bones by Holly Black Zach, Poppy and Alice have been friends forever. They love playing with their action figure toys, imagining a magical world of adventure and heroism. But disaster strikes when, without warning, Zach’s father throws out all his toys, declaring he’s too old for them. Zach is furious, confused and embarrassed, deciding that the only way to cope is to stop playing . . . and stop being friends with Poppy and Alice. readers advisory – Christchurch City Libraries Blog Sorting through a pile of papers the other day I came across a list that one of my children made, back in the day. It was written in green and purple crayon, and decorated beautifully and intensively, and went a bit like this: Things I like: cats. foxes. my new bed. singing. drawing. the sky. And so on (it was quite a long list).
YALSA Book and Media Awards and Lists for Libraries *Beginning in February 2017, YALSA will officially launch the new Teen Book Finder Database, which will be a one-stop shop for finding selected lists and award winners. Users will be able to search this free resource by award, list name, year, author, genre and more, as well as print customizable lists. This new resource will replace the individual award and list web pages currently on YALSA’s site that are not searchable and that are organized only by year. Awards I Selected Lists I Reads 4 Teens I Teen Book Finder app While these books and media have been selected for teens from 12 to 18 years of age, the award-winning titles and the titles on YALSA's selected lists span a broad range of reading and maturity levels.
YALSA Blog Chicago is a beautiful place in the summertime. After a long, cold (although in this year’s case not so snowy) winter the city comes alive. The cultural, cuisine, and sports attractions are all wonderful ways to pass a summer day, but it would be a shame to visit this city without also taking advantage of what nature has to offer. Of course, the largest natural feature of the Chicagoland area is the Lake Michigan shoreline. On a warm day hitting the beach is a great option. North Avenue Beach, right on Lake Shore Drive, is a popular destination. Lexile measures and grade levels For many reasons, MetaMetrics does not report student ability levels as grade equivalents. Although grade equivalents are widely used in the educational community, they are a deceptively simple way to characterize a student's test score. The misconceptions about grade equivalents have been widely noted (e.g., AERA/APA/NCME, 1985; Airasian, 1994; Miller, Linn, & Gronlund, 2009; and Stiggins, 1997). The International Reading Association (IRA) crafted a resolution about the misuse of grade equivalents.
The Librarian's Corner - The Official YABC Blog This month's Librarian's Corner features popular summer 2015 releases to keep on your radar! These are highly anticipated books that everyone is talking about and that you'll want to get your hands on as soon as possible! As a librarian I can't wait to get copies of these books in and get them into the hands of my teen and adult YA readers. Blog University It began, as these things so often do, with an email. I was in my flat in Bath, getting ready for an early morning business lecture, when I saw it on my phone. Penguin would be giving a talk exclusively for business students at the University of Bath. I usually ignored these emails as I received them all the time, but this time it intrigued me. Publishing was a career choice I had never really considered.
reviews of fiction of interest to LGBTQ teens James Klise, April 2014. Sophomore tennis player Saba Khan is devastated when a fire destroys her family’s West Rogers Park apartment. Saba goes to private school, and the other students and their families rally around her, offering their help to get her back on her feet. 40 Developmental Assets for Adolescents Use mealtimes to learn about one another’s musical tastes. Choose one night each week as music night and rotate who gets to choose.Be willing to talk during times that are comfortable for your children, such as while riding or driving, or on a walk. Sometimes not having to make constant direct eye contact can make the conversation flow better. Sending e-mail, telephone calls, handwritten cards, photos, children’s art, and personal letters are all wonderful ways to stay connected with your children’s long-distance relatives. Hang a whiteboard on your refrigerator or in a common area such as an entryway. Use it to write loving messages to one another or to let everyone know where you are, how you can be reached, and when you will be home.
Using a Project Wall to Support Gold Standard Project Based Teaching Moving from good to great Project Based Learning involves being aware of the specific, intentional “teacher moves” you make that drive student inquiry, engagement, and excitement for learning. One “move” I made that enhanced my PBL teaching was developing the classroom project wall into an active teaching tool, rather than a bulletin board. The project wall is the visual space in the classroom that helps manage information, project questions, calendars, standards, assessments, and resources that guide student learning during the project. 1.