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This is a five-star resource! TeachingBooks.net provides a wealth of multimedia resources on K-12 books and authors or illustrators that can be used to support reading activities for all grades and content areas. If you are on campus, use this quick search box to begin exploring these resources. If you are off campus, use the link in the next column for best access.
Using Children's & Young Adult Literature in the Classroom
Here are several useful websites with ideas for using children's (or young adult) literature in your classroom.
This resources is a diverse online collection of multimedia K-12 book and author/illustrator resources to help teachers integrate books and literacy throughout their curriculum. It is a very useful collection of resources for the new teacher or teachers changing subjects/grades.
A Minnesota publisher of resources for classrooms and libraries. Once you set up an account (and look past the sales elements of the site) there are many resources here for classroom teachers and librarians.
Books with Teaching Ideas
The Curriculum Collection has resources for using children's literature in the classroom. Here are a few sample titles that contain activity ideas to expand favorite children's books.
Focusing on titles dealing with ethnic and religious groups both in the U.S. and around the world, this resource will help teachers and librarians working with middle-school children to identify multicultural stories they can use in classrooms.
Do you want your students to become independent readers? This book is a must-read. The author is a 6th grade teacher who rejects conventional instruction in favor of independent choice and authentic reading.