More Reading Lists from TeachersFirst
These reviewed resources include booklists galore! Find books for a specific theme or to coax even the most reluctant readers. Find inspiration for literature circles. Don't miss "In the classroom" ideas for ways to share the lists or inspire students to create some of their own.
GradesK to 1
tag(s): reading strategies (51)
In the ClassroomThis site offers tips for parents from the Department of Education. Teachers can also use the reading lists to help in book selection for reading centers. Make sure to refer the site to parents via teacher webpage if they ever ask for resources on reading.
Grades4 to 12
In the ClassroomIf you need ideas to get students reading for fun and to help develop their confidence, try this site. Highlight this on your class website so parents can try the activities with their older students. When doing author biographies, share this site with your class using an interactive whiteboard or projector. Be sure to check out the "Classroom Strategies" link for even more literacy ideas.
GradesK to 6
tag(s): printables (39)
In the ClassroomHave your students pretend to be an author who visits your school. Make a video of the "visits" from several "authors." Make a wish list of their expectations from the students. Have students create fictional stories of why the author wrote a particular book. Share them with the author for huge laughs. If you do invite one of these featured authors, make sure you read their books well in advance of the visit. Many of these authors have their own websites, so visit those sites as well. As a school event, you may be able to arrange a 'Lunch with the Author' fundraiser.
GradesK to 12
In the ClassroomTeachers, make sure your librarian and even parents know about this wonderful web tool. This could be set up as the homepage for several computers in the library, so students can plug in their levels, their interests, and then enjoy the book recommendations. Librarians, use Scholastic's online library evaluator tool to evaluate your current collection. Teachers, take the Book Wizard Tour for an easy explanation of this helpful service.
GradesK to 3
In the ClassroomMake sure you click the 'Parents and Teachers' link at the bottom left column of the homepage. There, you will find lesson plans, activities, book lists, and more. Nearly all of these activities are ideal for an interactive whiteboard or projector. When reading Arthur books in your classroom, extend the learning through these activities. From healthy eating tips to Arthur Trivia, the possibilities at this website are endless. The games are conducive to individual or cooperative learning.
Grades1 to 8
In the ClassroomUse the thematic Internet links for web quests and teacher resources as part of an interdisciplinary or team-taught unit. Share the reading lists with your school library/media specialist for featured displays. If you want to really generate student enthusiasm have the class create a wiki on the theme, including book reviews and informational pages on the topic. Don't know about wikis? See the TeachersFirst Wiki Walk-Through to get started.
Grades1 to 12
tag(s): literature (270)
In the ClassroomKeep up to date with the latest in children's literature by referring to the themed reading lists offered here. Use your newsletter of web page to sure to share a featured list to go along with units you are studying. You might also want to share them with your gifted enrichment teacher to extend classroom units.
Grades2 to 12
In the ClassroomUse this site as a resource in searching for books that could benefit your ELL classroom. Books are recommended in various reading levels, making it easier to find things to fit specific students in your class.
GradesK to 3
tag(s): reading lists (81)
In the ClassroomKeep your primary students interested in reading even during summer vacation by sharing this resource with parents before the end of the year.
Grades1 to 3
tag(s): reading lists (81)