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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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Give Me An “L” for Service

We are celebrating School Library Month and National Library Week! As we reflect on the amazing service of the librarians on staff, we also recognize the dedication of the librarians we encounter everyday in our work. Words do not adequately express our enthusiastic appreciation of your passion, energy and legendary efforts as you strive to guide and assist learners […]

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Guest Blogger: Charles R. Smith, Jr.

I remember sitting in my sixth grade class at Marian Anderson Elementary in Compton, California, when February rolled around and my teacher, Mr. Johnson, hung up the faces of Black History Month around the room. Sojourner Truth, Rosa Parks, Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. surrounded us until early March. Each […]

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Contests and Giveaways | April 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 the Berenson Schemes (Elementary) Jack Berenson, a phobia-plagued, checklist-making sixth grader, just wants a normal childhood, but he keeps getting […]

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Voice Your Choice!

The Children’s and Teen Choice Book Awards is open through May 3, 2015!   Kids and teens can vote to determine the winners in seven categories of finalists. Check out multimedia resources about each finalist, as well as ideas for celebrating Children’s Book Week, May 4 – May 10, 2015! The announcement of the winners will take place during Children’s Book Week. […]

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Marti Koller Wins 2015 Intellectual Freedom Award

Marti Koller, English Department Chair at the Baldwin-Woodville High School, is the winner of the 2015 Intellectual Freedom Award. The award is given jointly by the Wisconsin Library Association (WLA) and the Wisconsin Educational Media and Technology Association (WEMTA). A long-time advocate of intellectual freedom, Koller has battled censorship and educated students about the principles […]

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Guest Blogger: Francisco Jiménez

Over the years, I’ve received numerous letters and emails from readers telling me how much they enjoy reading my work; they have also expressed interest in knowing more about my family. And touring and presenting, the questions I’m most frequently asked include: How can you remember so many details about the past? When did you […]

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