A playlist of videos for teachers encompassing LEaRN - the Literacy Essentials and Reading Network. Includes commentary and strategies for phonemic awareness, phonics, intensive reading, comprehension, vocabulary and fluency.
Free Audio Books! Books Should be Free. Best Online Audiobook Downloads for Android, iPhone & mp3. Listen to Audible & Talking Books on Tape. eBooks in English, French, Spanish, Tamil, Portuguese, German & more.
The Children’s Literature Association (ChLA) is a non-profit association of scholars, critics, professors, students, librarians, teachers and institutions dedicated to the academic study of literature for children. For our members, children’s literature includes books, films, and other media created for, or adopted by, children and young adults around the world, past, present, and future.
Reading Rewards is a tool to keep track of what and how much you are reading. You can find the books that you are reading from Amazon (like that you can create your online library) and add them in your reading log. Then, every day you write the minutes and the number of the pages that you have read. If you like, you can add your reviews and your rate with your comments on your log. You can create a wish list of the books that you would like to read too. Also, as you read, you earn RR miles which you can spend by getting a Joke or Riddle of the day. Or, parents/teachers can add some rewards as well!
Keith’s latest research on the impact of school libraries and librarians is being pursued on several fronts: a major, federally-funded, statewide study in Pennsylvania; and a Colorado replication of a national study that documents the impact of the Great Recession and its aftermath on school library staffing and thereby on students’ reading scores. - See more at: http://keithcurrylance.com/school-library-impact-studies/#sthash.XODVRigp.dpuf
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. Come take a tour, visit our exhibitions, and view the gorgeous Main Reading Room!
Christine Bushong's insight:
Includes booklists, books that shaped America, author webcasts, events, and contests.
PBS Learning Media - This collection of targeted video segments, audio files, lesson plans, and guides are designed to give you the tools you need to drive innovative thinking among middle and high school students. Featured resources explore the critical and creative skills that engineers, inventors, musicians, farmers, and scientists rely on to develop the innovative products and processes that underpin our everyday lives.
Big Deal Media describes this web site: Created by Children’s Poet Laureate Kenn Nesbitt, PoetryMinute.org helps teachers share poetry with their students by providing a new poem for each day of the school year, Monday through Friday, from the beginning of September until the end of June. By sharing a new poem with your students each day, you will introduce them to a wide variety of literature and many authors of children’s poetry, improving their literacy and their love of reading. Visit the home page to see each day’s poem. All poems on the website are reprinted by permission of the author or publisher.
This guide will assist in helping to locate children's literature at Boston College. The ERC collects children's books that are relevant to all areas of the K-12 curriculum. Included is a large collection of both fiction and nonfiction children's literature. Use Holmes (see below) to check the availability of titles.
The Center for Children’s Books (CCB) at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS) is a crossroads for critical inquiry, professional training, and educational outreach related to youth-focused resources, literature and librarianship. The Center’s mission is to facilitate the creation and dissemination of exemplary and progressive research and scholarship related to all aspects of children’s and young adult literature; media and resources for young (age 0-18) audiences; and youth services librarianship.
Literably "allows students to read a text and have it automatically assessed for accuracy and words-per-minute speed. Plus, and this is what was most surprising to me, it also provides a fairly accurate indentification of student errors — in other words, what word they said instead of the word in the text. You’re able to provide the student or parent a link to the recording. And it’s free."
Instagram is a very popular mobile photo sharing app that’s currently being used by over 80 million users. Instagram allows you to put all sorts of filters and effects on images and then share them with your network and the world. Here are ten ideas for ways you could use this immensely popular app for your library:
YALSA's Teen Book Finder is a free app to help teens, parents, librarians and library staff, educators, and anyone who loves YA literature access to the past three years' of YALSA's awards and lists on their smartphone.
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