Summer reading programs offer readers ways to explore thematic lists, complete fun activities, and discover new books. This month, we’re focusing on ways that public librarians, parents, and readers can use Book Connections, TeachingBooks’ sister site, to connect more deeply with summer reading.
TeachingBooks resources are great for building literacy, prompting discussion, and enriching the world of a favorite book. But they’re also fun to use! In this month’s post, explore some ideas to engage your students in learning that ranges from kinetic to creative.
Conversations that support Social Emotional Learning (SEL) invite students to cultivate empathy for themselves and others. Identifying and understanding emotions, behaviors, and differences can help students build a sense of community within their classrooms, schools, and beyond. The resources below can be used to guide SEL conversations at different grade levels.
Over the summer and fall of 2021, TeachingBooks added four new Implementation & Training Specialists to our Professional Development team. Please welcome Danielle Burbank, Jade Valenzuela, Jill Coste, and Susannah Gilbert!
Graphic novels offer engaging, complex characters whose growth is essential to the narrative. Through illustration, voice, and detail, graphic novel creators synthesize art and character to construct memorable protagonists. With the resources below, students can learn about the authorial choices that enrich character development and consider how the visual form echoes the written.
Graphic novels often convey complex stories in a visual way. By exploring sequencing and plot development methods in graphic novels, students can gain understanding of these writing elements across genres. Explore the examples below for ideas!