As always, this is a duplicate of the newsletter I send my K-12 school district staff every Friday morning ~ a short and sweet round-up of literacy news and happenings that caught my eye, along with a few books to highlight and my elementary read alouds for the week. If you want to know about ALL the middle grade, YA and adult books I read, please hit me up on Goodreads! That’s where you’ll find the good, the bad and the ugly. All picture books are on my Instagram.
This week is a VERY short one – end of the year and all that entails!
Favorites from around the web:
50 Brilliant Books for the Summer – Scholastic Teacher Magazine
A few books to highlight:
Rather than a list of a few books, I’m sharing with you the list of 100+ titles that my elementary teachers marked as their favorite in my library this winter at our Staff Library Expo! They each chose 5+ books to mark and then we put a heart label on the spine, a nameplate on the inside, and I cataloged all of these in Destiny in resource lists as 2016-2017 Staff Favorites. I also created individual resource lists in Destiny for each teacher’s favorites so students can easily find those books. I hope to make this an annual event and also hope to have more teachers exploring and finding some of the newer titles as well as these classics!
2016-2017 Staff Favorites in my library (this is a PDF shared via Google Drive – titles listed in order by library call numbers, and the list is generated from Follett Destiny)
Elementary Read Alouds for the Week
Just a picture of them this week – no time for a table!