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Must See Picture Books for Kids! Below is a continuation of our big list of Caldecott Award winners. The books listed on this page of our list are surely some of the most stunning and extraordinary picture books for kids that have ever been published. Each one merits the honor. The Lexile® Framework for Reading There is no direct correspondence between a specific Lexile measure and a specific grade level. Within any classroom or grade, there will be a range of readers and a range of reading materials. For example, in a fifth-grade classroom there will be some readers who are ahead of the typical reader (about 250L above) and some readers who are behind the typical reader (about 250L below). To say that some books are "just right" for fifth graders assumes that all fifth graders are reading at the same level.

An Epic Chart of 162 Young Adult Retellings Presenting YA RETELLINGS – an epic infographic brought to you by Epic Reads. Read your way through this list of 162 young adult books that are all retellings or re-imaginings of popular classic literature, myths, fairy tales and Shakespearean plays. UPDATE (June 2016): School Library Flexible Scheduling and Assessment Resources for School Librarians - Index Flexible Scheduling - Web Sites Position Statement on Flexible Scheduling - by the American Association of School Librarians, June 2014. Flexible Scheduling - This article gives the pros and cons of fixed and flexible schedules.

Google Tutorials This page contains tutorials for using Google tools. The tutorials that I've created you are welcome to use in your own blog, website, or professional development session. Before using the tutorials created by others, please contact their creators. Interview with Rainbow Rowell (Author of Eleanor & Park) December, 2013 Rainbow Rowell is having one very good year. She's published two books, which have won the top two YA Fiction spots in the 2013 Goodreads Choice Awards. And she created three characters who have become instant favorites: the titular couple of Eleanor & Park, a pair of high school misfits in love, and Cath of Fangirl, a fan fiction star who is having a hard time navigating her way through college. Whew! The Nebraska-based author writes with a rare mix of wisdom and ease. In her hands difficult truths feel simple and heartache is somehow totally delicious.

Podcasting 101 for K–12 Librarians FEATURE Podcasting 101 for K–12 Librarians by Esther Kreider Eash Our 21st-century school librarians can lead the way with innovative programming, new resources, and creative instruction. But first, they need to learn what podcasting is all about. The New Oxford American Dictionary chose “podcast” as its 2005 Word of the Year over “persistent vegetative state,” “bird flu,” “sudoku,” “rootkit,” and “lifehack.” 1 During the past 2 years, podcasting has become increasingly familiar as a method of information sharing. Tech Tools by Subject and Skills Every year, so many new technology tools for teachers are launched into the market that it can be nearly impossible to keep up with them all. In order to keep you up-to-date with the latest and greatest educational tech tools, our team of edtech specialists has put together this list of the best edtech resources and technology tools for teachers. Clicking on the links below will take you to hundreds of apps, websites, extensions, and more. Whether you're looking for a specific tech tool or just trying to find something new and interesting for your class, we encourage you to browse around all of the different categories to see how many wonderful resources are available for your students.

Five Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Self-Publish Let me be clear, I am a self-published author. I have no regrets, and I will continue to self-publish in the future, however, I strongly advise against taking this route. It takes a special kind of crazy to do this to yourself, so turn back now if you can. Here are my five reasons why you should be a good girl/boy and cry yourself to sleep every night while reading your rejection letters, until you can finally get picked up by a traditional publisher. When that day comes, you can justifiably dance naked around a bonfire of those freshly printed rejection correspondences. Doesn’t that sound nice?

Offices of the American Library Association List of recommended and award-winning websites and online resources for all ages, including apps and social media, along with privacy and safety guidelines. For Children | For Families, Parents | For Students (of all ages) | For Librarians and Educators | This page is compiled by the ALA Library. Contact us at with any questions. For a list of upcoming event dates, see ALA's Celebration Weeks & Promotional Events 2016, including: Teen Tech Week - March 6-12, 2016 Choose Privacy Week - May 1-7, 2016 18 Famous Literary First Lines Perfectly Paired With Rap Lyrics Are you an aspiring rap lyricist? Have I got the tool for you! RapPad is a site where you can compose your raps with the help of rhyme lookups, syllable counters, and a library of beats. It also puts you in touch with a community for discussion, feedback, and online rap battles.