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The Power of Reading - Stephen Krashen

Stephen Krashen - The COE Lecture Series

A seminar presented by Dr. Krashen at the University of Georgia in 2012. The content is very similar to his session at the BCTLA Summer Institute. He has some compelling things to say about literacy and "Free Voluntary Reading", backed up with research. Entertaining and enlightening!


Elementary Math titles

Picture books with a Math angle

Want to integrate some Math into your library program, or support an existing Math unit? Take a look at these titles (list compiled by Janice Novakowski)

The Boy Who Loved Math: The Improbable Life of Paul Erdos
by Deborah Heiligman - 2013
ISBN 978 1596433076

That's a Possibility!: A Book About What Might Happen
by Bruce Goldstone - 2013
ISBN 978 0805089981

Sir Cumference and the Off-the-Charts Dessert
by Cindy Neuschwander - 2013
ISBN 978 1570911996

Millions, Billions and Trillions: Understanding Big Numbers
by David A. Adler - 2013
ISBN 978 0823424030

Bedtime Math
by Laura Overdeck - 2013
ISBN 978 1250035851

How Long?: Wacky Ways to Compare Length
by Jessica Gunderson - 2013
ISBN 978 1404883246

Growing Patterns: Fibonacci Numbers in Nature
by Sarah C. Campbell - 2010
ISBN 978 1590787526


Webinar for New Teachers from MiddleWeb

New to teaching the middle grades?

Middleweb's 7/30/12 webinar for new teachers (and teachers new to the middle grades) was a great success! See above page for the webinar archive link – it's on the Blackboard/Elluminate Live platform. You'll also find information about the discussion leaders – along with handouts, webinar slides and more.


Newseum - Papers from around the world

Today's Front Pages

Through an agreement with more than 800 newspapers worldwide, the Newseum displays front pages each day on its website. (The front pages are in their original, unedited form, and some may contain material that is deemed objectionable to some visitors.) This is good way to get some international perspective on the top stories of the day. From the PDF front page, you can link to the online version of the individual papers.