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Genrefication…Ready, Set, WAIT! Where Do I Start?! – This Library Life After learning about genrefication and the effects it can have on student ease and circulation numbers, I was on board. Our circulation numbers have declined slightly each year the last 2 years and I wanted to make a change. Another reason this project was so enticing is because when a student would state that they enjoyed a particular genre it required a lot of thinking/research to locate a book of their liking; now we can take them to the section and help them browse that single area. I looked into Tiffany Whitehead’s genrefication plan a little deeper and started to form a plan of my own. I did not want a whole lot of genres, because I didn’t want to over complicate the system for our students. I decided 9 color coded genres was perfect; Action Adventure-red, Science Fiction/Fantasy-Purple, Realistic Fiction-Blue, Historical Fiction-Grey, Romance- Pink, Inspirational-Yellow, Mystery/Suspense-Burgundy, Sports- Green, and Classics-White.

The Horn Book Guide Welcome! the new and improved Horn Book Guide Online! The authoritative Horn Book Guide Online offers short, critical reviews by trusted professionals of all recommended hardcover trade books published in the United States for young people. Gathered here are more than 30,000 reviews—with thousands more (dating back to the year 2000) coming soon. 5 Good Places to Find Public Domain Video Clips There are plenty of places to find public domain images online. But finding public domain video clips isn't quite as easy as finding public domain images. Part of the reason for that is the cost associated with hosting videos. Should you find yourself or your students in need of public domain video clips to mix into video projects, try one of these five places that host public domain videos that you can download. Last month the Library of Congress launched the National Screening Room.

The Horn Book Celebrate Black History Month beyond February with the following recent picture book biographies of inspiring Black figures, recommended for sharing with young readers all year long. Anderson, Beth Lizzie Demands a Seat!: Elizabeth Jennings Fights for Streetcar Rights 32 pp. | Boyds Mills & Kane/Calkins | January, 2020 |... Just like Me by Vanessa Brantley-Newton; illus. by the author Preschool, Primary Knopf 40 pp. g 1/20 978-0-525-58209-0 $17.99 Library ed. 978-0-525-58210-6 $20.99 e-book ed. 978-0-525-58211-3 $10.99 Each poem in this collection is narrated by a different young girl about some aspect of her identity that she celebrates (“I am...

Super Bowl Ad Analysis Worksheet - Media Literacy Clearinghouse Super Bowl Ad Analysis Worksheet created by Frank W Baker, Copyright 2018 [permission is granted to duplicate for educational purposes] Download as one page PDF here; See also “Using Super Bowl Ads In The Classroom” See a complete list of “Who’s Buying Ad Time” here.Be specific: who is this ad most likely to appeal to? (kids, teens; young adults, older adults; gender: men, women, both) how do you know this audience type is targeted? A quarterly supplement to Booklist A quarterly supplement to Booklist, Book Links magazine is designed for teachers, youth librarians, school library media specialists, reading specialists, curriculum coordinators, and others interested in connecting children with high-quality literature-based resources. Book Links articles provide comprehensive information on using books in the classroom, including thematic bibliographies with related discussion questions and activities, author and illustrator interviews and essays, and articles by educators on practical ways to turn children onto reading. Please see the Book Links page on Booklist Online for more information. Unlimited access requires a subscription to Booklist and Book Links.

Web Evaluation: Does This Website Smell Funny to You? One of my friends spent this past weekend working with her 2nd grade daughter on a research project. While her daughter flew through the arts and crafts portion and was able to handwrite the “sloppy copy” of her presentation, she struggled when it came to typing the final draft. She didn’t know where the period was. She didn’t know how to use the shift key (and then declared that turning caps lock on and off was far superior and easier than using the shift key). Book Reviews, Bestselling Books & Publishing Business News Parts of this site are only available to paying PW subscribers. Subscribers: to set up your digital access click here. To subscribe, click here. PW “All Access” site license members have access to PW’s subscriber-only website content.

Mind Over Media - New Resource for Teaching Propaganda and Media Literacy This is a guest post from writer and researcher Beth Holland (@brholland). I first met Professor Renee Hobbs from the Media Education Lab last spring at the SXSWedu conference. She led a fascinating discussion about how to foster media literacy and digital literacy in an age of machine learning and Artificial Intelligence. Towards the end of the session, she posed a question that has perplexed me for months: how do we help students develop critical literacies such that they comprehend what media might be telling them when they cannot readily view the biases behind the algorithms generating that information? In other words, when students are constantly surrounded by media and messages, how can they quickly, efficiently, and accurately identify propaganda or bias versus information? Whereas the initial project focused specifically on propaganda and the rise of Naziism during World War II, the Mind Over Media project addresses the broader idea of propaganda in the 21st century.

10 Tips to Writing an Excellent Book Review Reviewing books is a wonderful way to share your reading experience with others, but if you’ve ever read reviews to help you buy a book you’ll know some are more helpful than others. Here’s my advice to writing an excellent book review. First I think reviewers should understand what the point of writing a review is. Amazon, B&N, Kobo, Goodreads, ect… allow readers to write reviews to help other readers decide whether or not they will like that book. Above all else your review should provide helpful information to other readers about the content and feel of the book. Civic Online Reasoning We are in the midst of an information revolution in which we increasingly learn about the world from screens instead of print. If young people are not prepared to critically evaluate the information that bombards them online, they are apt to be duped by false claims and misleading arguments. To help teachers tackle teaching these critical skills, we’ve developed assessments of civic online reasoning—the ability to judge the credibility of the information that floods young people’s smartphones, tablets, and computer screens. These assessments show students online content—a webpage, a conversation on Facebook, or the comment section of a news article—and ask them to reason about that content.

How to Write a Review An easy to understand Online Writing Guide for beginning writers. Here you will find a list of various writing models, general tips and hints to help guide you to writing success. The big idea

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