Celebrate Tolkien Week and HG Wells’ Birthday!

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Celebrating fantasy and science fiction in your classroom can be a win-win for you and your students! Science fiction and fantasy books provide fun and exciting ways to engage students in reading. There is no better time to bring these genres into your classroom than September—Tolkien week starts on September 19th, Hobbit Day is September 22nd, and HG Wells’ birthday is September 21st!  Fantasy books come in a … read more »


Tech Tool of the Month: Bookopolis – Part 2

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In Part 1 of this blog, we introduced you to Bookopolis and discussed the application of both the SAMR Model and the Triple E Framework to help you integrate Bookopolis into your instruction. Today’s post offers detailed instructions for using this tool and shares classroom use ideas. Bookopolis:  As you arrive at the site, you … read more »


Tech Tool of the Month: Bookopolis – Part 1

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Bookopolis is a social reading tool where students age 13 or younger can connect safely with other classmates about books. In this online community, students can create bookshelves to save their favorite books, rate and review books that they have read, and recommend books to friends or classmates. Each book includes reading levels (some include … read more »


Engage with Award-Winning Books in Your Classroom!

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The American Library Association recently announced the 2021 winners of the youth media award. In addition, many other book awards for K-12 books were recently announced. Award-winning books are always an excellent addition to school libraries and classrooms! It’s like having a ready-made, vetted buying list.  Every year, the American Library Association honors outstanding books, … read more »


Be a Sport! Lessons for Increasing Literacy Using Sports Heroes

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One method for engaging reluctant readers is to provide books and activities that connect to their interests and passions. Making this connection is especially helpful when introducing nonfiction reading materials to students. Matching the appropriate books and articles to individual students takes time but provides long-term rewards, such as increased interest in reading.  Many students … read more »