Achieve the Core: You have a list of culturally diverse texts. Now what?
Guidance on facilitating classroom lessons and discussions that push student thinking.
Book Connections - Text Complexity
Discover materials that deepen connections to the children's and young adult books read throughout resources such as book guides and activities, book trailers, and multi-leveled lesson plans.
Graphic Novels are Real Books!
This infographic explains the benefits of Graphic Novels. This type of book provides a sense of motivation and accomplishment for struggling and reluctant readers.
A Guide to Using Graphic Novels with Children and Teens
Graphic novels are books written and illustrated in the style of a comic book. The format includes text, images, word balloons, sound effects, and panels. This guide will help teachers and school librarians learn how to incorporate graphic novels into classroom and library lesson plans.
Mirrors, Windows, and Sliding Glass Door article
Having diverse literature available helps to create a culture of understanding of each other, and provides powerful tools for teaching students about social justice. The need for high-quality books extends beyond the school library; English and social studies classrooms need access to a variety of texts to go beyond the single-story and celebrate cultural diversity.
Pairing Literature with Primary Sources
This infographic discusses the importance of pairing fiction and nonfiction text with primary sources.
Reading is Fundamental Educator Resources
Online support materials aligned to hundreds of children’s book titles and much more.
Reading with Relevance
Reading with Relevance piques student interest in highly engaging social and emotional learning activities to develop crucial academic skills including reading fluency, comprehension, and critical thinking.
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