Wow! I truly don’t know what to say or even think about this whole situation. So I am not going to even try. What I am going to do is tell you about two ways your students can access free eBooks from home. You will definitely want to share both of these with students, parents and teachers. Junior Library Guild – free access to their collection of e-books Junior Library Guild is providing unlimited access to their eBook platform for students to read online. They have three platforms to choose from: elementary, middle school and high school. This website will provide you with the information you need to gain access. There is no login required to read the books, students just have to choose which stream they want to search: elementary, middle school or high school. The only option available is to read the book online. There is no
March is a transition time between winter and spring. It is also a popular month for spring book fairs and spring break. The picture books in my March book list include a few women’s history books, St. Patrick’s Day stories and spring titles. Thank you for subscribing! A confirmation message has been sent to you with a link you MUST click on in order to begin receiving emails and gain access to the free resource library. Open your inbox and look for a message from “[email protected]”. There was an error submitting your subscription. Please try again. Email Address I’d like to receive the free email course. Subscribe
It is so important to read our students’ picture books with diverse characters. Children need to learn about new cultures, places, and traditions. They also need to be able to “see” themselves in a book. For so long there was a shortage of diverse and multicultural children’s books. And while there has been a steady increase in the past few years, there is still a long way to go. Below is a book list of 36 books that feature both multicultural and diverse characters. These include children of different races and ethnic groups as well as a child with two fathers and a boy who identifies as a girl. Before you read the book list, I want to share with you one of my favorite quotes about diversity. Thank you for subscribing! A confirmation message has been sent to you with a link you MUST click on in order
“When I see you through my eyes, I think that we are different. When I see you through my heart, I know we are the same”. Doe Zantamanta It is so important to teach our students to see with their heart. Reading books with characters who have different abilities helps our students to do this. It helps them to build empathy and respect. It gives the chance to look beyond a person’s disability and see who they are inside. And it also allows children who have a disability to see themselves reflected in the book. This book list features 16 picture books with children who have different abilities. This includes children with autism and Down’s Syndrome and children who are in a wheelchair, are dyslexic or have a learning disability of some kind. Thank you for subscribing! A confirmation message has been sent to you with a link you
Besides reading Valentine’s Day books, February is one of the best months to read biographies and narrative nonfiction. Most of the books on this list focus on black history month and President’s Day. I also included a book that I just discovered called A Poem for Peter. It is about Ezra Jack Keats and how he was inspired to write the book The Snowy Day. I love this book so much, I just had to give it a special mention. Abe Lincoln Crosses a Creek : a Tall, Thin Tale by Deborah Hopkinson In Knob Creek, Kentucky, in 1816, seven-year-old Abe Lincoln falls into a creek and is rescued by his best friend, Austin Gollaher. Abe’s Honest Words : the Life of Abraham Lincoln by Doreen Rapaport An illustrated biography of Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth president of the United States and the man responsible for seeing the country through
Winter is my favorite season. I enjoy cold weather and love when it snows (and not just because of snow days!) During the month of January my story times feature many winter and snowman books as well as penguins and Martin Luther King. Jr. biographies. Below is a list of some of my favorite January read alouds. A note: I read most of these stories with kindergarten and first graders. I teach my second graders about the Caldecott during January. If you would like to read about how I teach the Caldecott Medal, click here. All You Need for a Snowman by Alice Schertle Lists everything that one needs to build the perfect snowman, from the very first snowflake that falls. Axle Annie by Robin Pulver The schools in Burskyville never close for snow because Axle Annie is always able to make it up the steepest hill in town,