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Your License, Your Way: Making It Your Own

Your license to can now be customized for your institution. Begin taking advantage of the full complement of tools starting with customized account set-up and implementation. You can rely on the PD team to provide assistance along the way. Design a custom experience by selecting one of these options: Go to Account Setup to customize and begin introducing TeachingBooks to your […]

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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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Gearing Up for 2016 ALA Youth Media Awards

The ALA Youth Media Awards announcements are on Monday, January 11th and we are excited! Nick and Val will be in Boston, MA and the rest of the team will be in Madison, WI watching the awards ceremony live at Follow us on Twitter @TeachingBooks as we live tweet the award announcements and available resources about the award-winning books! […]

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Connect, Learn, Share! for Your PLN

Opportunities to change and grow come to each of us through our PLNs (Professional Learning Networks). At, our Social Media Team focuses on engaging with others invested in literacy conversations. Regular features include our newest resources, great tips for using them in your classrooms and libraries, and behind the scenes stories. Let’s connect, learn and share to […]

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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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