All Reviewed Books Search Our Site Subscribe to our Free Email Newsletter.Sign Up! Advertisements: In Times Past an eBook by Carol Hurst and Rebecca Otis Integrating US History with Literature in Grades 3-8. Enliven your US History curriculum! Children's Literature - Resources for Teachers indicates an Internet resource that in my opinion is particularly valuable. Bantam Doubleday Dell Teacher's Resource Centre There are biographies of authors, and teaching ideas for several novels (recent ones, like Brian's Winter by Gary Paulsen, and old standbys like The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton). Novels are indexed by grade, theme, and curriculum subject. The BookRead Project and BR_Match (WCU MicroNet)
Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) 2016 Book and Media Awards 2017 ALSC Book & Media Award winners Watch the 2016 Newbery-Caldecott-Wilder Awards Banquet To Read or Not to Read! Creating a Book Talk What is a Book Talk? A book talk is like a short T.V. commercial, advertising a book. The goal is to get the reader interested so they want to read your book! How to Give a Book Talk • Look at the audience • Speak loudly so all can hear. • Talk about the characters, the problem in the story, or some interesting information. • Read a small part of the book to interest the readers To Prepare: • Choose a book that you think others would like! • Read the book so that you are comfortable sharing what you know about it. • Practice! Kate DiCamillo's Picks For Summer Treehouse Reading Scholastic Press Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial kickoff to summer, and that means the tantalizing prospect of having more time for reading stretches ahead of us — long, lazy summer days curled up with a book. With that in mind, Newbery Award-winning author Kate DiCamillo shared some summer book recommendations for readers ages 8-13 with NPR's Melissa Block.
2016 University Press Books Selected for Public and Secondary School Libraries General Information Ratings Given to Each Book Each title has one or two sets of ratings, one from an AASL reviewer, one from a RUSA/CODES reviewer, or both. O (Outstanding): Titles with this rating are considered exceptional by the reviewer. Personal reviews are written by committee members for Outstanding Titles, and are listed at the end of the Bibliography. G (General audience): Books with a wide appeal and/or an expectation of lasting importance. Teach Code in 2015 Use your role as a teacher to expose the youngest students to America's hottest career path. Watch the short video to learn why. Resolve to teach just a little code before the last day of school because: 1. You don't even need a computer!
Teaching Children’s Literature: It’s Critical! Christine Leland is a Professor in the Department of Literacy, Culture, and Language Education in the Indiana University School of Education at Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis. She teaches courses in psycholinguistics, language education, children’s literature, reading methods, and critical literacy. Her book Creating Critical Classrooms (coauthored with Lewison and Harste, 2008) articulates a theory of critical literacy instruction and provides demonstrations of how critical practices can be enacted in elementary and middle school classrooms. Her interest in issues concerning the education of urban children, critical literacy and teacher education are reflected in her numerous journal articles and presentations. Her international work includes partnerships with universities in Kenya, Indonesia, and China.