Category Archives: Reading

Books for Kids: Empathy, Diversity and the Immigrant Experience

In the past months, many organizations have published lists of YA and kids books focused on diversity, understanding the immigrant experience and developing empathy. For a project I’m working on, I merged a selection of these lists (see below) and … Continue reading

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President Obama’s Book Lists

Thanks Obama! Recently, the NYTimes published two wonderful pieces sharing how  important reading has always been to President Obama. Obama’s Secret to Surviving the White House Years: Books Transcript: President Obama on What Books Mean to Him In the interview … Continue reading

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Book Riot’s 2017 Read Harder Book Challenge

BookRiot has posted it’s 3rd annual Read Harder Challenge. A list of 24 reading tasks to challenge you through the year. Read a book for each task or use a single book to meet multiple challenges. There’s a GoodReads group … Continue reading

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NYS Summer Reading – YA Books Widget

One of the many fun projects that I have the privilege of working on is the New York State Summer Reading program website. We’ve been working on some redesigning, which is always a work in progress, and also lots of … Continue reading

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Terrific “The Fault in our Stars” Readalikes Thinglink

Terese Brennan put together a terrific “The Fault in Our Stars” readalikes resource making clever use of  two free tools – SoundCloud and Thinglink. Terese used SoundCloud to record short book teasers for readalike books that were in the school … Continue reading

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Sight Words Fun and Games

Lots of fun printable games from the Sight Words website. Customizable Bingo boards, matching games, dominoes and more. Use the provided vocabularly lists for Pre-K through 3rd grade. Or use your own words to customize. “Sightwords.com is a comprehensive sequence … Continue reading

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