Summertime uses of

Here are a few fun ways to use this summer:

1. Lesson Planning:

Prepare for the books you’ll be teaching in the fall by using the search box on the home page (or the Advanced Search) to instantly find quality lesson plans, author interviews, and other ready-to-use curricular materials.




2. Family Outreach:

Send students home with bookmarks so that families can watch author/illustrator videos, listen to audio introductions to books, and use discussion guides to support informed conversations about the books they are reading this summer. For printable bookmarks, go to:



3. Summer Reading Programs:

Find all of the videos, book readings, book trailers, and more to add enjoyment to the reading of books in any of the CSLP summer reading programs — early literacy, children’s, and teens’. Select the “Booklists & Awards” tab in the search box on any page, enter “CSLP” in the field, and hit “Search.” Or, click here.

4. Enjoyment:

Sit back and watch videos of favorite authors/illustrators in their studios or listen to authors introducing and reading a bit from their books when you visit this webpage that highlights’s original Meet-the-Author Movies:


5. Professional Development:

Discover resources and prepare a multimedia implementation plan for yourself by taking our self-guided, inquiry-based Professional Development Training Module. You’ll receive a customized plan and a certificate for possible CE credit upon completion. Go to:





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