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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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Guest Blogger: Jon Klassen

Writing books is a very mysterious thing. At least it is for me. I’ve always enjoyed writing, maybe just as much as I’ve enjoyed drawing, but drawings are easier to gauge. When you create a drawing you like, you can look at it and immediately see the reasons why, and you can show it to […]

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Contests and Giveaways | October 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. Share your plans to win 7 copies of Scariest Stories Ever Told! (Elementary/Middle Grade) To celebrate the launch of Scariest Stories Ever Told by Roberta Simpson […]

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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? TeachingBooks.net’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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Original Author Resources Provide Insights

A customer from Eau Claire, Wisconsin recently asked us to create original multimedia resources with author Deborah Jiang-Stein. In this original Meet-the-Author Book Reading Deborah talks about how emotionally challenging it was to write her memoir, Prison Baby (Beacon 2014). Share a Book Reading with students as a way for them to connect to the book and […]

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Guest Blogger: Duncan Tonatiuh

After creating three nonfiction books—Diego Rivera (2011), Separate Is Never Equal (2014), and Funny Bones (2015, all Abrams)—my editor and I both thought a fiction project might be interesting. We brainstormed and a suggestion that bubbled up was to take a well-known story, such as a fairy tale, and give it a twist.

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Contests and Giveaways | September 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. Enter to win a copy of The Curse of the Were-Hyena plus an advance reading copy of the next book in the Monstertown Mystery series (Elementary) […]

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Guest Blogger: Jenny Han

I want my readers to see that they can be all kinds of people and that they aren’t limited to a version of themselves that someone else decided for them. They can be the popular girl, the smart girl, the mean girl, or the screw-up. “Asian American girl” doesn’t denote any one type of person.

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