Happy Summer Reading!
|Photo M.A. Cappiello|
The Classroom Bookshelf will be taking a summer vacation, returning on Monday, August 25th. As our final entry for the academic year, we offer you a collection of links designed to keep you and the children and young adults in your life happily reading over the next several months. We wish you have a restful, peaceful, and productive summer.
Collaborative Summer Library Program
Enhancing Summer Reading White Paper
The Horn Book – 2014 Summer Reading Recommendations
Children’s Book Council: Building a Home Library
PBS Parents: Fun Summer Science Projects for Kids
Text Sets for Summer Reading: Cambridge, MA
Audio Books for Families
We love audio books for long car rides with the family. Many public libraries now have downloadable audio books that you can listen to on an MP3 player, iPad, or iPod. Check in with your local public library and share the details with parents and students before the year is over. You might want to search for some of the books included in these lists below.
The Audies Awards 2014 (Audio Book Awards)
2014 Notable Children’s Recordings (American Library Association)
2014 Notable Young Adult Recordings (American Library Association)
Resources for Teachers/Parents
Literacy Tips for Parents (Reading Rockets)
Summer Reading Loss (Reading Rockets)
Summer Reading Loss: School Library Journal Interview with Dick Allington
American Library Association Great Websites for Kids
The Cooperative Center for Books for Children Bibliographies
50 Bilingual Spanish/English Integrated Books (CCBC)
International Children’s Digital Library
Free digital PDFs of children’s picture books from around the globe in their original language. There is an iPad app that allows for easy viewing on your iPad.Start With a Book
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About Erika Thulin Dawes
Erika is a professor of language and literacy at Lesley University. A former classroom teacher, reading specialist, and literacy supervisor, she now teaches courses in children’s literature, early literacy, and literacy methods. Erika is the co-author of Learning to Write with Purpose, Teaching with Text Sets, and Teaching to Complexity.
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