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Support Your Literacy Student Learning Objectives (SLOs)

*Webinar Of The Month *Usage Statistics *Literacy Implementation Plan Module (update coming soon) Do you need to submit student learning objectives for the 2015-16 school year?  Are your deadlines are fast approaching? can help you design a plan for meeting your professional development needs and providing resources to use directly with student instruction. Document your PD with certificates […]

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How to (Re)Tell a Story in Pictures

Drawing a graphic novel is a bit like making a film—on your own. The artist becomes the writer, director, production crew, costume designer, art director, location scout, cinematographer, the special effects team, the actors, and the editor. Unlike film, however, the images are static and time, motion, and sound must be implied through picture sequences, […]

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Contests and Giveaways | August 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   Win a free copy of Vincent Paints His House (Elementary) Vincent is ready to paint his house. The only problem is choosing the color. He thinks white would be […]

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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, 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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Tomie_dePaola_blog 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 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   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 is thrilled to partner with the CSLP and Upstart to share online summer library programming materials! 5-minute Video overview for CSLP 2015: Quick Start Guide: Use thousands of book and author related resources from the following booklists to enrich your summer programming:   CSLP for Early Literacy: Summer Reading Program STEAM Enhancements for Early Literacy:     CSLP […]

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