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An Educator's Reading List of Contemporary Literature, Literacy, and Reading Issues. Visit us at https://www.GoogleLitTrips.org
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New Google Lit Trip Published!

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Google Lit Trips, educational nonprofit, award winning, educational technology, place based storytelling, reading about reading
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11 April 2016

Announcing the publication of a brand new Google Lit Trip for The Lamp, the Ice, and the Boat Called Fish by Jaqueline Briggs Martin. 

Set in the Arctic Circle, this book is based on a true story of the last Voyage of the Karluk, Aleutian for "fish." The Karluk and its crew were joined by an Iñupiaq family and their two young daughters. Through the Iñupaiq family we learn much about the culture of the Inuit people. But, along the way, the Karluk runs into serious trouble and we find ourselves learning about an important event in history as we hope for the survival of the crew and its passengers. In this Google Lit Trip we have blended media and information about Iñupiaq culture and the actual historical events of the story.

You might want to bring a Parka along on this Lit Trip!

Also in celebration of National Poetry month we're pointing visitors towards a very interesting student developed Lit Trip feature 15 of her favorite poets. Locations represent the poets' birthplaces. Includes audio links to the student reading a favorite poem by each poet.

brought to you by GLT Global ED dba Google Lit Trips an educational nonprofit

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Literacy Launchpad: 20 Places to Find Free Children's Books Online

Literacy Launchpad: 20 Places to Find Free Children's Books Online | Google Lit Trips: Reading About Reading | Scoop.it

"The local public library isn’t the only place to find free books for kids. There are many different sites online that offer free children's books to read or listen to. Here are 20 places to read, create, and share free children's books online"

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How's this for a gold mine for kids, parents and educators?

 

One of my very favorites is the International Children's Digital Library. Feels like you're reading the original book. And, my two favorite features are that the collection includes children's books from many cultures AND that many of them can be read in both the original language and in multiple translations of the original. And, the translations are embedded in images of the original pages complete with illustrations.

 

Explore, enjoy, recommend...

 

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"Google Lit Trips" is the fictitious business name for GLT Global ED, an educational nonprofit

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50 Best Children's Literature Blogs - Zen College Life

50 Best Children's Literature Blogs - Zen College Life | Google Lit Trips: Reading About Reading | Scoop.it

"Inasmuch as we may like to reminisce about some of the books we read ourselves as children, this guide to the 50 Best Children’s Literature Blogs is more about modern books which young adults and teachers may want to incorporate into young lives in an educational way."

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A quick listing of 50 Children's literature blogs with short preview comments and direct links. Way faster than having to find so many good leads oneself.

 

Just might be a great resource for teachers and their students' parents.

 

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Monique German's curator insight, April 25, 2013 7:43 AM

Some of these blogs are already in my Feedly reader.  It looks like I may need to explore a few more. 

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The ABCs of Children's Literature

The ABCs of Children's Literature | Google Lit Trips: Reading About Reading | Scoop.it
A is for AMELIA BEDELIA
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And there's a reference to a different children's book for every letter!

 

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Elise Beeckman's curator insight, October 23, 2014 3:06 AM

Het is leuk dat die kindjes op zo een manier het alfabet kunt leren. 

Caroline Fogarty's curator insight, October 31, 2014 11:39 AM

I love this! So much nostalgia of my childhood.

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The Complete Listing of All Public Children’s Literature Statues in the United States — @fuseeight A Fuse #8 Production

The Complete Listing of All Public Children’s Literature Statues in the United States — @fuseeight A Fuse #8 Production | Google Lit Trips: Reading About Reading | Scoop.it
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An absolutely charming collection of public children's literature sculptures. 

 

I would love to create a "story behind the story behind the sculpture" sort of Lit Trip project. 

 

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