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In K-12 Schools

The resources are used in many different ways by people both staff and students.

Teachers

  • Create Author Studies using meet the author resources
  • Locate Lesson Plans
  • Strengthen Curricular Connections
  • Enhance Blended Learning
  • Select Diverse Books

Madison Schools ELA department uses TeachingBooks to identify titles that have quality instructional support and embeds the paired resources into their curriculum guides.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Literacy department aligns TeachingBooks.net to each of their district reading programs.

Librarians

  • Guide Reader’s Advisory
  • Collaborate with Content Teachers
  • Explore Award Winning Book Lists
  • Create Custom Reading Lists (ie: special collections, unit of study)
  • Inform Collection Development

Orange Ulster Librarians are using a variety of resources to enliven their booktalks and Reader’s Advisory.

A Frederick County Public School librarian uses resources in her Teachers as Readers program.

Librarians

  • Guide Reading Selection using book trailers and annotations
  • Deepen understanding by listing to Meet-the Author recordings
  • Learn from Authors by watching Meet-the Author videos

Arlington ISD had a webinar for their student media club to learn about digital literacy.

Monona Grove teacher uses student list to guide student reading in a 40 book challenge.

Universities

Professors embed resource lists into their syllabi to support instruction.

Pre-service Teachers

  • Explore and compare Lesson Plans for texts
  • Locate Diverse Texts as mirrors and windows for students
  • Use resources for Mentor Texts to model literacy lessons
  • Integrate digital resources in blended learning environments

With multiple lesson plans available for many texts, pre-service teachers can compare goals, objectives, and formats for education class discussions.

Children's Literature Studies

  • Study Author's purpose for writing to glean insight into their writing process
  • Peruse Award Winning Book Lists
  • Embed reading lists into course syllabi

Advanced Degree Programs

  • Librarian Certification
  • Reading Specialist certification
  • ELL License
  • Curriculum Directors

In ELA programs participants use text complexity reports to learn how to selct texts to meet the needs on individual students.

ELL progams use advance searches to identify mulit-lingual resources and diverse texts to reflect student populations.

Public Libraries

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Reading Programs & Book Groups

  • Guide Reading Selection using book trailers and annotations
  • Engage in conversation with ideas from discussion guides
  • Create and share custom reading lists on related topics

The Indiana State Library provides TeachingBooks-generated QR Code bookmarks to enrich their AISLE Read Alouds Too-Good-to-Miss program

Collection Development

  • Locate Diverse Texts as mirrors and windows for your reading community
  • Explore selection options using Award Winning Books lists

Home Schoolers

  • Guide Reading Selection using book trailers and annotations
  • Explore and compare Lesson Plans for texts
  • Locate Diverse Texts as mirrors and windows for students
  • Use resources for Mentor Texts to model literacy lessons
  • Integrate digital resources in blended learning environments

Communities

All members of an account's community have access to resources even when they are not at school.

Tutors & Mentors

  • Spark interest in books by engaging readers with book trailers and book readings
  • Glean insight for homework support by perusing lesson plans for texts
  • Vocabulary development using the vocabulary connections for texts

Tutor uses resources such as book trailers and author movies as brain breaks to engage reluctant readers.

Families

  • Guide homework support by perusing lesson plans for texts
  • Create connections with classroom reading by using book annotations, trailers and meet-the author book readings
  • Support choice reading book selection by exploring favorite genre and topic searches

NYC Schools incorporates TeachingBooks into their community-wide student and family Read 365 program Parents of high school students use the lesson plans and guided question to support homework and deeper understanding of student reading.

Other Organizations

  • Public Service
  • Community Clubs use resources in after school programs to support activities
  • Firefighters, police and other organizations that participate in community education can create and share realated booklists to extend community learning.
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