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 »


Strategies for Boosting Reading Engagement Through Your School Library

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Providing reading materials for classrooms and students is a mainstay for school libraries. There are many strategies available to school librarians to boost reading throughout their schools, which in turn increases circulation – always a good thing for the school library program. The impact of school libraries and school librarians on reading and literacy in … read more »