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Search results for book box We celebrated World Read Aloud Day all week long at Van Meter by joining LitWorld's global reading movement of making a difference in the lives of others through books, sharing, and reading. All week long we brought wonderful new books, authors, illustrators, friends, students, teachers, and schools around the country into our library and school community. 21 Skype connections to be exact! Over the last two months, I have been making connections through Twitter, Facebook, and emails with others interested in connecting for WRAD.

What I Learned By Visiting Bookstores in Colorado Over Christmas Happy New Year, Everyone. I hope your holiday break was filled with peace, happiness, and lots of fun. And of course a lot of wonderful books and reading too. When I went to Colorado over Christmas, I looked for places with books. Libraries, bookstores, even in the lodge that we stayed at. Join the Somewhat Virtual Book Club (SWVBC) This School Year! Sep 10th, 2014 by Cathy Jo Nelson Just about three years ago, Joyce Valenza shared in her Neverending Search blog the idea that she and Shannon Miller came up with to connect their school library book clubs into a “somewhat virtual book club” for joint discussions. And, she generously invited other TLs to participate. I was one of the readers who responded asking to join in.

Kids' Lit Welcome Message Welcome to the Kids’ Lit Quiz website and congratulations to the national teams, coaches, and families! You have all gotten to this point through hard work, your love of reading, and by being team players. This website will help to prepare you for your upcoming visit to Connecticut, or as New Englanders call it, the Nutmeg State! Continue checking back to stay updated on what to bring, what to expect, and other important information. On behalf of the KLQ committee and CCSU community we welcome you to the fifth state of the union!

Movers & Shakers 2015 — Educators Fail-Safe “I think we need to teach and show students that failure is a very real part of life and learning,” says Sherry Gick, who was the librarian for Rossville Consolidated Schools in Indiana for five years before becoming the district’s K−12 library and instructional technology specialist in 2014. Gick embraces the pedagogy of “meaningful failure,” emphasizing the process of learning. “The library is a great place to demonstrate this and allow students to try many different things,” she says. Creating both a physical and mental space that “students don’t want to leave” was part of Gick’s initiative to develop a safe space for kids. Through grant writing and Donors Choose, her library has been transformed into a hangout hot spot, with a large leather couch, a chair, an ottoman, bean bags, and plush carpet, to which students flock to talk comic books, request books they’d like, or create Post-it art in her library’s window display.

Venn Diagram The Venn Diagram app allows users to compare and contrast information and to organize it in a visually appealing way. Users can customize their circles by choosing from several color choices, and both the circle and font sizes can be altered to better align with the users' needs for each project. The finished Venn diagram can be e-mailed or saved to the device's photo album.

Book Boot Camp 2013-2014 I'm continually inspired by my PLN. This idea is a direct result of the amazing librarians and teachers I follow. After reading this article about Teen Lit Boot Camp classes, taking part in the Shelf Challenge and following along with Donalyn Miller's Book Gap challenge, these three ideas morphed in my head to become the Middle Grade Book Boot Camp. The Book Boot Camp is a combination of a book club and middle grade literature class. March Madness - Battle of the Books - CORElaborate Photo by Chris Gustafson March is a long month for teachers and students. There are 31 days and none of them are major holidays. So, how to bring some excitement while moving your students toward the goal of reading and comprehending literature at grade level by the end of the year?

Gatewood Reads! Let’s Get Reading!! The Gatewood Library is starting a new school-wide reading program called Gatewood Reads. I got this idea from the librarian, Ms. Bell, at Madison Middle School. I tweaked it a bit to work with a K-5 school and here is what we came up with!

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