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Guest Blogger: Steve Jenkins

It’s difficult, even for adults, to wrap one’s head around the fact that the elephant can weigh 22,000 pounds. So I included a simple infographic, a small silhouette of each animal, alongside another of an adult human (or a human hand, if the animal was small).

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Contests and Giveaways | January 2017

Happy New Year 2017! Each month we feature free and fun 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 TIME for Kids Presidents of the United States! (Elementary) TIME For Kids presents a complete overview of […]

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Support English Language Learners

Looking for resources to support your English Language Learners’ exposure to text? Use TeachingBooks multimedia instructional materials to enhance their learning experiences. Share with students author’s authentic voice in multiple languages. Provide background knowledge, discussion models, and enhance vocabulary development to support students’ acquisition of language. Infuse TeachingBooks resources across the four domains of listening, […]

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Guest Blogger: Jane O’Connor

One of my favorite words is solipsistic: close your eyes and the world vanishes —there’s no reality outside of your own. We all start out thinking this way. I was in second grade before it hit me that there had been people on this planet before I got here. Abraham Lincoln and Joan of Arc […]

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Contests and Giveaways | December 2016

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 Animal Planet Strange, Unusual, Gross & Cool Animals! (Elementary) Meet the world’s ickiest, stickiest, blobbiest, oddest animals in a new nonfiction […]

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Diverse Books: A Shared Mission

Have you ever thought, “Whose perspectives am I missing, and how can I include them for all readers?”  Diverse books help us fill those gaps. When you’re teaching diverse books, TeachingBooks.net helps you instruct with authentic, respectful, primary source materials to enliven discussion and nurture insights.  Here are examples to consider: Identify and integrate exceptional […]

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Contests and Giveaways | November 2016

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 the four books in the Bramble and Maggie series (Elementary) Young readers ready for first chapter books will love the Bramble and Maggie series […]

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Reader’s Theater: Perform the Book!

Reader’s Theater is fun! Loved by students and teachers because it makes the words come alive. Here are a few ideas about Reader’s Theater that will get you started or extend the use of it in your literacy lessons or library. Performance: Julie Andrews Edwards, actress and author, explains the connections between books and performance. Build […]

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Original Author Resources Enrich Student Experiences

A customer in Charlotte, North Carolina recently let us know that award-winning author Kekla Magoon would be visiting with their middle school students this fall. To support this author visit, we created an original Meet-the-Author Book Reading with Kekla and co-author Ilyasah Shabazz talking about their book, X: A Novel (Candlewick 2016). In this recording, […]

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