Library Links

"Content that might be of interest to Teacher-Librarians..."


Genre-fication links from BCTLA Webinar #2

Useful websites from "Go, Go, Genrefication"
Genrefication 101

NLNZ – Services to Schools

Beyond the Shelves – a genrefying planning document

Mrs. ReaderPants - Genrefication tab

PSLA Session notes on Genrefication

Some YA genre categories to use.



"What's my Line?"

Best Opening Lines in Young Adult Books

One way to promote new (or worthy) novels is to feature them with their first lines - on a bookmark, poster, index card, whatever. How can anyone resist a curious hook of a sentence? (Bighugelabs will let you make a "trading card" or a "name badge" that can be easily adapted.)

"It was a dark, blustery afternoon in spring, and the city of London was chasing a small mining town across the dried-out bed of the old North Sea." Philip Reeve, Mortal Engines



Picture books and lesson ideas - from NoveList

Unusual Friends - and books about them

"What does it mean to have and to be a best friend? What do you have in common? Why do you like each other so much? What do you do together? Explore these questions when you share these quirky stories that expand the definition of friendship and explore the loyal bond between imaginary friends and even inanimate objects that stick up for each other."

To see the complete article in NoveList, search: UI 443480
Looking for more articles like this?  
Search: "Desperate Librarians" and click on the Lists & Articles tab


Penguin Teacher’s Guide: You Can Do a Graphic Novel (PDF)

Companion guide to Barbara Slate's instructional book  
"This Teacher's Guide is a companion piece to the instructional book, "You Can Do a Graphic Novel". It offers a suggested unit that spans six classroom periods. The unit introduces students to the art of the graphic novel. Students will be introduced to the fundamentals of the creative process, offered a number of tips for how to get the creative juices flowing, and then instructed on how to make up a story, how to fashion characters and plot, how to get writing, and finally how to layout the pages of a graphic novel."  


A "poet-tree" for National Poetry Month

Poetry grows on trees!

Discover how to create a participatory poet-tree display in your library with any space or budget parameters you may have. Read Lindsey Dunn's article for ideas, pictures and her version!
Two ways to find the complete article:
Or search: UI 443561 in NoveList (EBSCO)


Book Page Flowers - Recycling project for TLs

"A Rose by Any Other Name Would Read as Sweet..."

Feeling crafty? Have you just weeded some MUSTY titles that you are now looking to discard? Mrs. Lodge's Library page offers a clever way to create bookish roses for displays, gifts or just plain fun. Click on the link above for a step-by-step walk through with pictures.