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.
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.
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!
Exciting news! TeachingBooks has joined OverDrive, the world's leading digital reading platform for libraries and schools. With this partnership, we are so excited to build upon the TeachingBooks vision and expand opportunities that enrich and deepen everyone’s connections to children's and young adult books.
Graphic novels contain a variety of details that, when reflected upon, aid in the development of visual literacy. Details like sound effects, frame structure, the shape of speech bubbles, and much more all act as critical elements to the telling of the story. Explore the examples and prompts below for ideas on how to keep readers engaged in the unique qualities that make graphic novels great.
Graphic Novels offer exciting access to learning about history and historical events. With digestible formats and engaging visuals, graphic novels draw readers in and introduce, teach, and complement your lessons. Explore the resources below with students of all reading and grade levels.