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Top 10 Picture Book Lists for Kids - What Do We Do All Day?

Top 10 Picture Book Lists for Kids - What Do We Do All Day? | HCS Books and Reading | Scoop.it
The best kids picture book lists of 2013, chosen by readers, including favorite themes, folktales, biographies, poetry and more.
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Ideas for picture book selections on all kinds of topics.

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Summer Reading List | Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)

Summer Reading List | Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) | HCS Books and Reading | Scoop.it
Looking for summer reading rec's for your child? The American Library Association has some suggestions: http://t.co/wbMHUG7I3A
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Summer reading lists for your students K-2 from ALSC!

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A Book a Week Instruction

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In this literacy site you will find numerous activity cards for each book selected, picture cards, charts, and word wall entries; it's an amazing teaching resource for primary teachers.

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Ten Myths of Reading Instruction - SEDL Letter, Putting Reading First, Volume XIV, Number 3, December 2002

Ten Myths of Reading Instruction - SEDL Letter, Putting Reading First, Volume XIV, Number 3, December 2002 | HCS Books and Reading | Scoop.it
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Are there myths by which we try to teach children to read? Does it really come "naturally" to some children, and not others? This article discusses what it calls ten myths, all related to reading instruction.

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Anthology of Middle English Literature (1350-1485)

Anthology of Middle English Literature (1350-1485) | HCS Books and Reading | Scoop.it
Luminarium: Anthology of Middle English Literature. Featuring Geoffrey Chaucer, Sir Thomas Malory, William Langland, Margery Kempe, John Gower, Julian of Norwich, Everyman, and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.
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Annelina Jokinen has created this lovely Medieval site to cover many famous authors like Geoffrey Chaucer and Thomas Malory.

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Chuck Black

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A bibliography of Chuck Black's books, with the latest releases, covers, descriptions and availability.
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Learn more about Christian author Chuck Black writing Christian allegories, who first wrote Kingdom's Edge to inspire his children to read the Bible with renewed zeal.

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Books for Children and Young Adults

Books for Children and Young Adults | HCS Books and Reading | Scoop.it
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Literature lists including Canadian suggested lists for reading awareness.

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Helping Struggling Readers | Reading Rockets

Helping Struggling Readers | Reading Rockets | HCS Books and Reading | Scoop.it
Offers effective teaching strategies, activities, lessons, lesson plans, worksheets, exercises, skills, tests, assessments for reading comprehension, language arts, literacy, fluency, phonics and phonemic awareness for children, especially those...
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Reading Rockets resources on helping young students with reading difficulties. Learn from the experts with videos, webcasts and podcasts to support your students.

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Pippa's Homeschool and Library Blog: Books Featuring Homeschooling Characters- Summer reading!

Pippa's Homeschool and Library Blog: Books Featuring Homeschooling Characters- Summer reading! | HCS Books and Reading | Scoop.it
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Discover more books about homeschooling characters in this list suggested on Pippa's blog.

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Great Early Elementary Reads book list | Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)

Great Early Elementary Reads book list | Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) | HCS Books and Reading | Scoop.it
Great Early Elementary Reads book list

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Awesome lists of great early elementary reads!

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Twisted fairy tales booklist | Booktrust

Twisted fairy tales booklist | Booktrust | HCS Books and Reading | Scoop.it
To celebrate this year's National Bookstart Week , here's a list of some of our favourite twisted fairy tales - fun and anarchic new takes on traditional stories.
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Some of my favourite twisted fairytales too!

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CanTeach: English Language Arts: Novel & Picture Book Activities - Specific Novel & Picture Book Activities

CanTeach contains online resources for educators, including lesson plans, links, discussion lists, and more!
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Covering books such as Roald Dahl's "BFG", "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory", or "The Secret Garden" by Frances Hodgson Burnett, the entries all provide an overview of the important features of the story, and suggest class activities for exploration of the themes. Primary teachers will find numerous and familiar selections at their students' reading levels as well.

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HarperCollins Children's Books - Teachers What's New

HarperCollins Children's Books - Teachers What's New | HCS Books and Reading | Scoop.it
New Book Releases now available from HarperCollins Children's Books, a division of HarperCollins Publishers.
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Harper Collins offers this extensive, alphabetical list of their major titles for early elementary classes. Click on any title you may be studying or using this year, and find teaching resources and student worksheets to help you out.

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eWorkshop - Online Teaching Resource

eWorkshop - Online Teaching Resource | HCS Books and Reading | Scoop.it
Independent reading is the final instructional approach presented in a scaffolded, comprehensive reading program, building on the strategies and skills taught during read-alouds, shared reading, and guided reading lessons.
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E Workshop Online teaching resource shows parents with videos, how to instruct pre and emergent readers with story boarding and independent reading.

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Storyline Online

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Screen Actor's Guild brings you streaming video for childrens' stories read aloud.

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Book Adventure | Free Reading Program

Book Adventure | Free Reading Program | HCS Books and Reading | Scoop.it
Read, click, and win with Book Adventure – a free, motivational reading program available to children in grades K-8.
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Book Adventure is a FREE reading motivation program for children in grades K-8. Children create their own book lists from over 7,000 recommended titles, take multiple choice quizzes on the books they've read, and earn points and prizes for their literary successes. Book Adventure was created by and is maintained by Sylvan Learning.

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Homeschool Literature

Homeschool Literature | HCS Books and Reading | Scoop.it
A directory with reviews by homeschoolers, study guides, and ideas for further study.
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Literature and stories written by homeschoolers and about homeschoolers. Reviews and forums.

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About the Series

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A fun place for fans of the Mary Pope Osborne books to go.
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If your students like The Magic Tree House series (and let's be honest, who doesn't?), they'll love The Magic Tree House website. Students climb up the tree and enter the tree house to find some great puzzles, fun games and quizzes on any of the 45+ MTH books.

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