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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. Caldecott Medal Home Page 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.

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.

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.

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.

Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) 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. New Kid, written and illustrated by Jerry Craft, published by HarperCollins Children’s Books. The Undefeated, written by Kwame Alexander, illustrated by Kadir Nelson, and published by Versify, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Welcome to the Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal home page! The Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal is awarded annually to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished informational book published in the United States in English during the preceding year. The award is named in honor of Robert F. Sibert, the long-time President of Bound to Stay Bound Books, Inc. of Jacksonville, Illinois. ALSC administers the award.

50 Incredibly Useful Links For Learning & Teaching The English Language Teaching a new language to non-native speakers may be one of the most challenging educational jobs out there, so ELL teachers can use all of the help they can get! Thankfully, many excellent resources for ELL and ESL exist online, from full-service websites to reference tools and communities, all designed to make the task of educating ELL students just a little bit easier and more effective. We’ve scoured the Internet to share 50 of the best of these resources, and we hope you’ll find lots of valuable content and tools through these incredibly useful links for ELL educators. 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.

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