Extend Learning with Picture Books

This is a guest post from Jane Moore, a teacher for more than 26 years. Jane attended our recent webinar about using picture books with tweens and teens, then reached out to share some of her rich experience both in the classroom and from her trainings with teachers. Thank you, Jane!

What a wonderful webinar “Not Just for Kids, How to Use Picture Books with Tweens and Teens” was!!  So many interesting, diverse books for all levels of readers!! Teachers, now that you have great reading suggestions for students, what are you going to do with it?  How can you maintain students’ interest and extend the learning?  Read on for some suggestions that I have!

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A World of Hands-On STEM Discovery:Active Nonfiction

This is a guest post by our publishing partner, Science Buddies, a website which offers hands-on science resources for home and school.

What can kids learn by dropping bouncy balls into a container filled with flour? This simple activity brings the formation of craters to life for kids. As they try balls of different sizes, they see science in action and add to the information they know about the world around them.

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Librarians We Love: Craig Dunlap

by Lara Neel, Trade Marketing Manager

This installment of Librarians We Love started out with a very interesting question: How can children who are just learning to read choose a book they will want to read?

Craig Dunlap, who works at Yealey Elementary School in Kentucky’s Boone County School District, reached out to let us know about a collaborative project with his students that is trying to answer that question. He recently sent a link to the results and shared this summary!

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