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Carla Shinn

Get On Board the Book Speed Dating Train - 27 views

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    Great way to help teens find the right read. There are many ways to modify the event and make it something you can do anytime classes come in to select a book.
Carla Shinn

Why World Read Aloud Day is my favorite holiday - 8 views

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    To raise awareness of the educational challenges that many children face, a non-profit organization called LitWorld has designated the first Wednesday of every March "World Read Aloud Day."
Carla Shinn

Reading Aloud is 'Simple, Cheap' Way to Fight Illiteracy - 4 views

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    Parents, students, teachers and community members from more than 60 countries across the globe are coming together Wednesday to address the issue of adult and childhood illiteracy.

    But the focus isn't necessarily on new technologies, new teaching methods or millions of dollars in donations from private corporations to solve the problem, says Pam Allyn, executive director and founder of the international nonprofit LitWorld.
Carla Shinn

The International Children's Digital Library Offers Free eBooks for Kids in Over 40 Lan... - 29 views

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    For all of the free literature and essays available online, a surprisingly small amount is geared toward children. Even less is aimed at children who speak foreign languages. The International Children's Digital Library offers children ages 3-13 free access to the best available children's literature in more than 40 languages.
Carla Shinn

The 21 Best YA Books Of 2013 - 41 views

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    Whether you're actually a young adult or not, these books captivated us in 2013. Ranked in no particular order.
Allison Burrell

NCTE Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children - 17 views

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    "The world of children's literature contains a variety of genres, all of which have appeal to the diverse interests of children as well as potential for classroom teaching. In recent years, however, nonfiction or information books have emerged as a very a
Carla Shinn

20 different ways to buy ebooks, digital comics and etextbooks - 28 views

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    20 of the most popular destinations for buying, downloading and renting digital books, comics and textbooks
Carla Shinn

Banned Books Week - 14 views

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    Banned Books Week from Open Road Integrated Media
    Nice timeline - Click on a cover for a story behind the book.


    Banned Books Week Smore https://smore.com/vb83
Anne Weaver

eclection - Speed Dating For Books - 31 views

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    ideas for students to share books they like, or to select new titles to read (especially when a teacher/librarian has to do a booktalk and doesn't have enough time to familiarize him/herself with cart of choices.
Carla Shinn

Epic Reads. Your World. Your Books. - 13 views

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    Online Community for teen books and authors.

    Visit our different channels to find communities of teens who like the same genres as you, or join in a forum discussion to share your opinions and insights. Discover a great new book? Don't forget to "Chuck It" at your friends for them to check out too!
jenibo

Can You Hear Me Now? The New Explosion in Audio Books - WSJ.com - 13 views

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    "The digital revolution may have dealt a heavy blow to print, but it is boosting literacy in other unexpected ways by fueling the explosive growth of audio books."
Carla Shinn

How Andrew Carnegie Turned His Fortune Into a Library Legacy - 5 views

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    Read and listen to the article from National Public Radio.
Cathy Oxley

LiteratureLoversElective1 - home - 22 views

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    Reading extension activities for Year 9 students.
Carla Shinn

SUMMERTEEN - 1 views

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    Free School Library Journal Online Event promoted on a Smore flyer

    http://www.ala.org/aasl/standards-guidelines/best-websites/2013#media
    Smore is found in the category of Media Sharing,among the selections in AASL's Best Websites for Teaching and Learning:

    smore https://www.smore.com/
    "Flyers and newsletters become a snap with Smore! Design and create professional online flyers by choosing from an array of templates, styles, and colors to compliment your individual style and audience. With Smore you can embed links, audio, video, pictures, and text into your flyers and newsletters and then publish instantly to get your message and information out quickly. Grades 6-12."

    Here is a Pinterest board of Library Smores: http://pinterest.com/cshinn4/library-smores/
Carla Shinn

TOP TEN WAYS TO TURN YOUR CLASSROOM INTO A HOTBED OF ENTHUSIASTIC READERS by Megan Gint... - 28 views

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    Includes links to many other bloggers
Carla Shinn

23 Books for Your Perfect Young Adult Summer Reading List - 20 views

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    Includes Award Winners, Books Into Movies, Series, Crossovers, Vacation, and Buzzing
Carla Shinn

14 Books To Read Before They Hit The Big Screen - 13 views

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    Because 99% of the time, the books are better than the movies. Some of these film adaptations, though, look really promising.
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