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Connect Literacy and the Arts

Let us help you build solid connections between fine arts and achieving literacy goals! Are you a fine arts teacher looking for ways to support district and school literacy goals? Happily, TeachingBooks.net can help! Art teachers could pair a Meet-the-Author movie with the art techniques being introduced.  For example, include Robert Sabuda on “Making a Pop-up Book,” or Saxton […]

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TeachingBooks.net Author Name Pronunciation Guide Reaches 2,000 Audio Clips

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Authors and Illustrators Reveal the Origins and Pronunciations of Their Names MADISON, Wis. (July 16, 2015) – Ever wondered how to pronounce a favorite author’s name? Since 2007, almost half-a-million readers have visited www.TeachingBooks.net/Hello to hear authors and illustrators say their names and recount brief stories about them. On July 16, 2015, the […]

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Read-y to bike?

Here at TeachingBooks I’m encouraging my colleagues to ride their bicycles to the office. Madison, Wisconsin is such a lovely city this time of year, why not enjoy it on bike? With that in mind, I’ve been exploring multimedia resources about books and authors related to this bicycling theme. Here are some resources for a […]

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Guest Blogger: Cece Bell

The other day, I was speaking to a group about my book EL DEAFO (Abrams, 2014), an autobiographical graphic novel that chronicles my experiences growing up as a deaf kid with hearing aids. After my presentation, a man, who happened to be deaf, asked me what I thought was the single most important technological advancement […]

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Contests and Giveaways | June 2015

Each month we feature free and enjoyable book contests and giveaways! We hope you will enjoy the following opportunities as well as the author and book resources available via TeachingBooks.net.   Win a free copy of RAIN FOREST COLORS (Elementary) Yellow spiders! Blue butterflies! Green lizards! Get little kids started on learning with a color concept book that […]

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2015 Collaborative Summer Library Program Booklists

TeachingBooks.net is thrilled to partner with the CSLP and Upstart to share online summer library programming materials! 5-minute Video overview for CSLP 2015: http://www.teachingbooks.net/CSLP_Support Quick Start Guide: http://www.teachingbooks.net/content/CSLP-quick-start-2015.pdf Use thousands of book and author related resources from the following booklists to enrich your summer programming:   CSLP for Early Literacy: http://www.teachingbooks.net/CSLPEL Summer Reading Program STEAM Enhancements for Early Literacy: http://www.teachingbooks.net/tb.cgi?lid=4437     CSLP […]

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Graphic Novels in the Classroom

Slowly Spin the Wheels: Graphic Novels in the Classroom by Val Edwards  I have been browsing through Nimble: Thinking Creatively in the Digital Age (HOW Books 2015) by Robin Landa. I wish “being nimble” was an attribute more easily attainable in education, particularly in relation to adopting graphic novels for instructional use. Often teachers’ efforts to integrate graphic novels […]

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Guest Blogger: Joe Cepeda

I’m not sure if it’s wise to admit it, but I rarely read a manuscript twice before I decide whether or not to illustrate it. If I’m laboring over the decision during that first reading, it generally means that the story is just not speaking to me the way I need it to. It’s like […]

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Contests and Giveaways | May 2015

Each month we feature free and enjoyable book contests and giveaways! We hope you will enjoy the following opportunities as well as the author and book resources available via TeachingBooks.net.   Win a free set of Kate Walden Directs books (Elementary) Readers in grades four to six will love smart and funny Kate Walden as she navigates the social […]

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