How to Assess Books for Relevance to ELLs In this excerpt from English Language Learners: The Essential Guide, ELL researchers David and Yvonne Freeman offer a comprehensive set of tips for choosing culturally relevant books in the ELL classroom. They also offer a number of book recommendations and a rubric that teachers and students can use to determine whether a book is culturally relevant. Question #1: Are the characters in the story like you and your family? I Love Saturdays and domingos Francisco is a third-grade bilingual teacher working with Hispanic children in a small city on the California coast. The characters in this book mirror his own family. Francisco read the story to his class and then explained that his daughter, Maya Esmeralda, has English-speaking and Spanish-speaking grandparents like the characters in the story. Rice All Day Jennifer, a kindergarten teacher in the inner city, has ELLs from all over the world in her classroom. Question #2: Have you ever had an experience like one described in this story?
Home Calgary Regional Consortium, Social Studies Social Studies The Calgary Regional Consortium provides educators with diverse professional learning opportunities over time. This Social Studies area shares extensive professional resources to augment vibrant implementation of the Alberta K-12 Social Studies curriculum. Below, you will find, "Social Studies Projects" which include comprehensive, grade-specific lesson plans in which varied technologies, Dimensions of Thinking and other core components of the Social Studies Program of Studies are embedded. View the "Social Studies Resources" below to access many profesisonal resources as a teacher of Social Studies. Social Studies Projects During 2005-2010, the Calgary Regional Consortium brought a number of teacher cohorts together for the purpose of developing a series of Best Practices that integrated technology into Alberta's new Social Studies Program of Studies. Lesson Plans Grade 1-3 Lesson Plans Grade 4-6 Lesson Plans Grade 7-9 Lesson Plans Grade 10-11 Lesson Plans Current Affairs Podcasts
Young Adult Award Winners *YALSA has launched the new Teen Book Finder Database, which is a one-stop shop for finding selected lists and award winners. Users can 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. Looking for great teen books? Look no further than YALSA's Book Awards and Selected Booklists. While these books 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. Book Awards Learn more about the Alex Awards, Edwards Award, Morris Award, Odyssey Award, Nonfiction Award, and Printz Award and read speeches from winners Selected Book & Media Lists Teen Book Finder App Best of the Best Selection List Contacts Use and Reproduction of YALSA's Awards and Lists
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The Critical Thinking Consortium, Alberta Education On-line Teaching Resources Summaries of the critical challenges Summaries of hundreds of critical thinking lesson plans in social studies organized by grade level, from Grades 1 to 12. Summaries include suggested activities, specific outcomes, and a list of other useful documents related to the critical challenges. A Classroom Example of Investigating Pictures Extensive classroom footage and discussion of grade 1 and 2 students using a TC2 lesson plan to investigate pictures about a community. Search Resources To find critical thinking strategies and learning materials search "Teacher support material" on the LearnAlberta site. Video clip This video features an interview response by Roland Case to the following question: What suggestions would you provide to teachers who may be concerned that in using a skills-focused, critical thinking approach they may not have the time to cover important details related to the content of the course? Summary charts of Support Materials Summary charts of Modelling the Tools
Spanish-Language Literature Resources Compiled by the Cooperative Children's Book Center Updated: December, 2013 This listing of resources about Spanish-language books for children and teens has been developed in response to the need for Spanish-language materials in schools and libraries. The listing includes the following: Sources for Spanish-Language Book Recommendations and Suggestions Sources for Recommended Books with Latino cultural content Distributors of Spanish-language books for children and teens This list is a work-in-progress. Sources for Spanish-Language Book Suggestions Caldecott Winners Translated into Spanish: from San Diego Public Library via Isabel Schon Internationl Center for Spanish Books for Youth El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day): national initiative promoting literacy for children of all cultures; annual booklist includes (but not limited to) Spanish and bilingual titles Essential Guide to Spanish Reading for Children and Young Adults (pdf): from AmericaReadsSpanish
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Awards | Dia de los Libros A list of awards and grants that might be of interest to those who celebrate Día in their library and community is compiled below. Américas Award –The Consortium of Latin American Studies founded the Américas Award in 1993 to encourage and commend authors, illustrators and publishers who produce quality children’s and young adult books that portray Latin America, the Caribbean, or Latinos in the United States, and to provide teachers with recommendations for classroom use. CLASP offers up to two annual book awards, together with a commended list of titles. Center for the Study of Multicultural Children’s Literature Día grant – The Center for the Study of Multicultural Children’s Literature awards an annual grant to a library whose Día program has an African American Focus. The grant award amount is $500 in selected multicultural children's books for the awarded library. celebrations.
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Ctr for the Study of Multicultural Children's Lit Newbery Medal Home Click here for Newbery Medal and Honor Books, 1922-Present The Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. 2018 Medal Winner Hello, Universe, written by Erin Entrada Kelly, published by Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. Filipino folklore and real life converge at the bottom of a well. “This reading community celebrates the panoply of American literature for children published in 2017. 2018 Honor Books Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut, written by Derrick Barnes, illustrated by Gordon C. A boy walks into a barbershop; a prince walks out. Long Way Down, written by Jason Reynolds and published by Atheneum, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Division, a Caitlyn Dlouhy Book “I am learning to speak.
Caldecott Medal Home The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children. Hello Lighthouse, illustrated and written by Sophie Blackall, published by Little, Brown and Company, a division of Hachette Book Group, Inc. Masterful ink and watercolor illustrations illuminate the story of a lighthouse and the family inside. Stunning images of the lighthouse in all kinds of weather alternate with views of intimate interior detail and circular motifs. Blackall’s skill with composition, line and close attention to detail have created an exquisite book. “Children will delight in immersing themselves in the captivating discoveries each new look at Hello Lighthouse will bring,” said Caldecott Medal Committee Chair Mary Fellows. Thank you, Omu!
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