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Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children

Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children
Congratulations to the 2017 award winners! 2017 Winner Some Writer!: The Story of E.B. White written and illustrated by Melissa Sweet(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers) Honor Books: Animals by the Numbers: A Book of Animal Infographics by Steve Jenkins (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers)The First Step: How One Girl Put Segregation on Trial written by Susan E. Recommended Books: Ada Lovelace, Poet of Science: The First Computer Programmer by Diane Stanley, illustrated by Jessie Hartland (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers)Ada’s Violin: The Story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay by Susan Hood, illustrated by Sally Wern Comport (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers)Comics Confidential: Thirteen Graphic Novelists Talk Story, Craft, and Life Outside the Box compiled and edited by Leonard Marcus (Candlewick Press)Dive! Nomination Deadline: November 1 Award Criteria: Each nomination should meet the following literary criteria:

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Picture This: Exploring Art Elements in Picture Books image credit: It’s the beginning of another school year and time to get your students familiar with the classroom library. The illustrations in those books in your library provide a great opportunity to introduce or review some basic art concepts. Collins Writing Program Introduction What Makes the Collins Writing Program Unique? "Writing is Thinking on Paper" The Collins Writing Program is designed to improve students' thinking and writing skills simultaneously. It is based on three essential principles: Thinking and writing skills develop with frequent, meaningful practice. Most students develop writing and thinking skills incrementally through a variety of informal and formal writing experiences.

2011 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers The Quick Picks list, presented annually at the ALA Midwinter Meeting suggests books that teens, ages 12-18, will pick up on their own and read for pleasure; it is geared to the teenager who, for whatever reason, does not like to read. The 2011 list includes 87 titles, both nonfiction and fiction, from a variety of genres, including biography, pop culture, fantasy, street lit, and more. The Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers committee also selected a Top Ten list.

An Illustrated Guide to Guy Debord’s ‘The Society of the Spectacle’ Guy Debord’s (1931–1994) best-known work, La société du spectacle (The Society of the Spectacle) (1967), is a polemical and prescient indictment of our image-saturated consumer culture. The book examines the “Spectacle,” Debord’s term for the everyday manifestation of capitalist-driven phenomena; advertising, television, film, and celebrity. Debord defines the spectacle as the “autocratic reign of the market economy.” Though the term “mass media” is often used to describe the spectacle’s form, Debord derides its neutrality.

How to Assess an Arts Integration Lesson One of the many things I hear from teachers about attempting an Arts Integration lesson is “how and why should I assess the arts piece”? This is such a valid concern because many classroom teachers have never had any formal training in an artform, nor were they ever taught the pedagogy of teaching the arts in their educational programs. This is something that needs to be provided during teacher education programs, but until that time comes, many teachers are uncomfortable “grading” an Arts Integration lesson product. First off, let’s just start with good teaching practice: If you teach it, you assess it. Otherwise, what’s the point in teaching it? So if you are teaching an Arts Integration lesson (the benefits of which are so many it’s mind boggling), then you need to assess the arts piece.

Welcome to the Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal home page! Giant Squid written by Candace Fleming, illustrated by Eric Rohmann, a Neal Porter Book, published by Roaring Brook Press, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishing Holdings Limited Partnership. Poetic text and lush oil paintings immerse readers in a suspenseful deep-sea investigation of the elusive giant squid, exploring what is known – and what remains unknown – about this fascinating marine creature. Sachiko: A Nagasaki Bomb Survivor’s Story, written by Caren Stelson, published by Carolrhoda Books, a division of Lerner Publishing Group Inc. In powerful, spare prose, Stelson recounts the haunting experiences of a young Sachiko and her family in the months and decades following the atomic destruction at Nagasaki. Historical photographs and topical essays combine to provide valuable context for today’s readers.

Visual investigations, visual literacy, art. inquiry based learning Laura Dortmans looks at how artworks and artefacts can be used across all areas of the curriculum to unlock new knowledge. The power of art James Rosenquist: F111 James Rosenquist’s monumental F-111, painted in 1964, portrays the U.S. Why We Need to Move Away from SMART Goals and Towards New Forms of Classroom Assessment Every new school year breathes new life into my professional career. After a summer of relaxation and self-directed professional development (which is the most important type of PD), I’m ready to return to my classroom to help students discover and refine new skills. While that may be the case again this year, I also find myself becoming increasingly unsettled as my career progresses. My uneasiness is a culmination of years of reflection on my classroom mission. My district has taken on new initiatives the past few years (as all districts do) to solve the well-documented, disconnected nature between high school graduates and workplace preparedness. One emphasis has been allowing teachers to communicate with business professionals in the area, discussing the skills they most want to see in potential employees and focusing on the four C’s (critical thinking, collaboration, creativity and communication).

Adult Nonfiction Books Repackaged for Teens YALSA’s upcoming YA Literature Symposium will explore the future of young adult literature. The symposium begins on November 2nd, but we wanted to get a head start here at The Hub, so we’re devoting October to 31 Days of the Next Big Thing. Each day of the month, we’ll bring you forecasts about where YA literature is headed and thoughts on how you can spot trends and predict the future yourself. I’ve noticed a big increase in nonfiction adult books being adapted for teen readers. I wonder if publishers think repurposing adult books for younger readers is like film producers who think if a film does well the first time, it should be remade. That doesn’t always work, but I think that adapting popular nonfiction adult titles for teens can be a great way to attract them to books they might not otherwise pick up.

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