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Our Favorite Beverly Cleary Books
For generations, readers of all ages have connected with the realistic characters and settings Beverly Cleary created in her books. Before becoming a published author, Cleary worked as a librarian. She knew firsthand the importance of young readers having access to books that were reflective of their worlds.
10 Books to Share with Students for Autism Acceptance Month
April is Autism Acceptance Month. To spark conversations and foster understanding in your library or classroom, we’ve put together a list of books for the occasion. Be sure to take a look at some of the free downloadable resources available to help guide lessons.
Read Across America: Empowering Our Youth Through Stories of Change
In 1998, the National Education Association (NEA) launched Read Across America, a year-round program focused on creating and celebrating a nation of diverse readers. Their ongoing mission is to motivate children and young adults to explore inclusive stories about everyone, for everyone.
First Chapter Fridays: What You Need to Know
Starting First Chapter Friday in your middle school or high school language arts classroom? You won’t regret it! Starting First Chapter Friday requires no special tools, only students and a high-interest book with a dynamic first chapter. Implementing First Chapter Friday is simple. You have a few decisions to make concerning how you will implement the process in your classroom, but the actual activity is simple.
Book List - Be Kind: Picture Books to Spread Kindness and Generosity
Celebrate the simple act of being generous and considerate with no expectation of return.
An essential social and emotional skill for young readers to develop, these picture books can help children understand the importance of kindness, community and self-empowerment – and just how easy those actions are to demonstrate.
Perfect Enough for a Pandemic
Join Mark Ray and his colleagues as they present, “Librarians Lead as Instructional Partners with Curation for Digital Learning.”
As educators, we are often expected to have all the answers, be in charge, and maintain control. “Perfection” is an ever-present, shiny target on our professional horizons. Both students and colleagues look to us to excel in the classroom, the library, and in our school. Our employee evaluations notably use the words proficient and distinguished to describe acceptable performance. For educators, good enough is rarely good enough.
5 Ideas to Get Ready for the New Year
Every year during this time, I think about what I can do to get ready for the new year. And this year especially, there have been a lot of lessons learned since the school year started, many of which can be used to help our students, teachers, and families too.
Make Reading a Family Event: A Parent's Take
With two young boys in our house, our time is consumed by schoolwork, extra activities, and, of course, an abundance of screens. Life gets pretty busy, and we do our best to carve out time as a family and dive into books and stories the kids can get excited about. To do this, it is important that we let them have a say in the books we choose to read.