Since 1919, Children's Book Week has been celebrated nationally in schools, libraries, bookstores, clubs, private homes-any place where there are children and books. Educators, librarians, booksellers, and families have celebrated children's books and the love of reading with storytelling, parties, author and illustrator appearances, and other book related events. Take a look at these resources to help you raise reading awareness in your classroom and introduce students to the joys of books.
Teaching Literature: Professional Development Articles and Curriculum Ideas
Celebrate National Children's Book Week
The Children's Book Council shares celebration suggestions from its network of teachers and librarians.
Reading Voluminously and Voluntarily
A reading education expert explains the link between reading volume and academic achievement - including reading rate and fluency, vocabulary, and overall verbal ability.
Questioning the Text
Improve your students' reading comprehension by introducing strategies that promote critical thinking and active reading.
Reading Clinic: Use Predictions to Help Kids Think Deeply About Books
Here are some fun activities that support development of predicting as a reading strategy.
Essential Children's Literature Sites
Take a look at these links to great online resources for exploring children's literature.
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Online Reading Activities
Books & Authors
Our Books & Authors site offers information on over 400 authors, new and noteworthy books each month, as well as lesson plans, discussion guides, and other teaching resources to help you use books in your classroom.
Clifford Interactive Storybooks
These online books offer engaging stories featuring one of America's most beloved storybook characters. As kids read, they'll also be participating in activities that correlate with many of the national standards for reading and language arts. Includes a teacher's guide.
Share What You're Reading
Students can post online reviews of their favorite books and read moderated reviews posted by others.
The STACKS for Kids
Kids can play free online games, test their book knowledge, try out writing activities, and express their opinions.
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