READING DIVERSE BOOKS HELPS STUDENTS BUILD SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL SKILLS

“In order to be effective, SEL must be equitable. In other words, it must be supportive, affirming, and beneficial for students of all cultures, backgrounds, and identities.”

Wallace Foundation

Each week we will explore inclusive books and lessons that align with specific competencies using the CASEL Five. Last week we explored books and lessons that focus on SELF-MANAGMENT. This week we look at books and activities that highlight: SELF-AWARENESS.

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Go Beyond the Printed Page

Page Plus™ takes readers beyond the book and connects them to online multimedia content – photos, videos, audio, and augmented reality that add to the reading experience. Readers simply scan a QR code or type in a URL to listen to elephants communicating, watch videos of vehicles in action, get extra step-by-step instructions for makerspace and coding titles, see augmented reality demonstrations, and more!

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Spring Sesame Street ® Roundup

Sesame Street ® has always been a place of friendship and love. As we round out a full year of pandemic living, give young readers encouragement and self-care advice with everlasting friends like Elmo, Big Bird, and Cookie Monster. This spring’s Sesame Street title lists include new activities, healthy habits, and good character practices. Read on to find out more!

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Spring Fun With Crayola®!

By Megan Ciskowski, Assistant Publicist

Spring is on its way and so are all the Crayola® colors! The refreshing green of budding leaves and the joyful yellow of daffodils can all be reflected on your bookshelf with the latest titles from Crayola®!

Vibrant photography and engaging text explore STEAM and coding through the lens of color. With hands-on activities and inviting text, readers will find inspiration in the colorful world around them.

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