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Strategies for Supporting ESL/ELL Readers

Aspirations for ESL/ELL students reflect those held by educators for ALL students: intellectual curiosity, reading for enjoyment and a desire for life-long learning. In addition, teachers of ESL/ELL students focus on both oral and written language acquisition, in a non-native language. Support students who are immersed in gaining fluency with the English language, by drawing on […]

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Booting Up for Family Literacy Night!

Planning a Family Reading Night? Back to School Night? Family Literacy Event?No matter what you call it the purpose is often the same; to engage in fun educational activities, to empower parents to support young learners, and to strengthen the connection between home and school. If they have fun, feel connected and empowered they are […]

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Start Fresh and Fast!

Clean Classroom ✓ New Supplies ✓ The start of a new school year is bright with possibilities. Teachingbooks can help keep instruction exciting for you and your readers. Take advantage of this time to fine tune and bring “newness” to your instruction. Keep what is already working and call on us for resources that can […]

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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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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, 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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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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You Boost Student Literacy: Here’s Your Proof!

Working on strategies to support this year’s literacy goals? Need concrete evidence and a conversation starter for your evaluation?’s newly revised, self-guided Professional Development module provides opportunities and evidence to support your literacy goals. A fundamental aspect of an effective teacher evaluation is having a constructive, reflective process for gathering evidence. Tangible evidence provides concrete […]

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Cross-curricular Uses for the Author Name Pronunciation Guide

The Author Name Pronunciation Guide, created by, features more than 2,000 short audio clips by book creators sharing the true pronunciation and origin of their names. It is a freely accessible resource, ready-to-use to enliven and personalize your lesson plans across the curriculum. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite ways the Author Name Pronunciation Guide has […]

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