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AR BookFinder US - Welcome

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Related:  Kelly Sapp's ToolboxlhunleyUtilities - Library of Congress The Center for the Book in the Library of Congress invites people of all ages to discover the fascinating people, places and events that await you whenever you read. National Ambassador for Young People's Literature National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Gene Luen Yang is the fifth writer to hold this position, which is co-sponsored by the Library of Congress, the Children’s Book Council and the Every Child a Reader foundation. He was born and raised in California and is the son of Chinese immigrants. Yang’s theme is “Reading Without Walls.”

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. Also, if you have a tool that you'd like to see added to the list, please feel free to contact us at

Explore, Play, Discover: Websites, Activities & More Search form Search Low-cost, teacher-tested activities for the classroom and the curious. Science of Cooking • Explore the science behind food and cooking with recipes, activities, and Webcasts.PreviousNext Explore, Play, Discover: Websites, Activities, and More Auroras: Paintings in the Sky Learn More... about upcoming AR changes What changes will students see at the beginning of the 2014-2015 school year? When students come back to school this fall, they will see a new feature along with an updated look in AR. The new book discovery feature will help students discover the next book to read without leaving AR. Although students will see a new color scheme and a more modern look, all of the same AR functionality will still be there.

Readability and reading ages of school science text-books. Measuring the reading age of books and other reading matter. This article outlines the subject of readability, and its relevance to school books. The 4 main sections of the article are: 1. Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) Freedom Over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams Brought to Life by Ashley Bryan, written and illustrated by Ashley Bryan and published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing Division. Inspired by an 1828 estate appraisement, Ashley Bryan honors the lives of eleven slaves in poetry and collage. Conveying the terror of the patterroller and the hope of voices raised in song, Bryan imagines for each person a life of oppression and a dream for freedom.

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. The Visual Way to Explore and Understand Data Students use InspireData® to investigate, analyze, and represent data and information in dynamic graphs and charts. InspireData tools make it easy to change variables and plot types so students can explore data in multiple, meaningful ways. This encourages them to investigate data analytically, ask more questions, and apply their understanding of the data to form better conclusions and continue exploration.

Learn More... about the Reading Dashboard What is the Reading Dashboard? The Reading Dashboard seamlessly combines key data from your Renaissance Learning assessments, independent reading practice, and reading instruction applications into one dynamic interface, providing teachers with a highly efficient 360 degree view of student reading at a glance. Teachers also gain actionable insight to drive growth using Renaissance Learning's Core Progress Learning Progression designed to support instruction around Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and other state standards promoting college and career readiness. View this video to see a tour of the Reading Dashboard. The Reading Dashboard helps teachers answer the following questions:

Making Sense of Literacy Books and their Reading Levels One of the major challenges in creating and publishing literacy resources is attaching a reading level to them. Adult students that are learning to read better probably wouldn’t like to see a “Grade 3” sticker on the front of the book. Literacy practitioners and instructors can assist their students more effectively if they provide motivational material at the correct reading level – not too hard and not too easy. In order to realistically meet the instructional needs of readers at any level, we, as a publisher need to provide the instructors with this information. This is where the challenge begins. The school systems use grade levels, guided reading levels, Developmental Reading Assessment levels, Lexile Levels etc.

GALILEO Elementary For Educators GALILEO provides content-rich nonfiction, text complexity tools, and a robust collection of informational texts to engage your students and help them become career- and college-ready. For resources to help you support your students’ learning, see our list of Elementary Educator Resources.

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