Updates to NCBLA Inauguration Kit Posted!

As indicated in last week’s blog, the NCBLA Inauguration Kit is perfect for sharing, and learning from, the memorable moments specific to Presidential inaugurations, past and present!   The Kit has been updated for 2017, for, come January 20th, US history will be made, again!  Allow your students/patrons/children to be eyewitnesses to history, as it … Continued

NCBLA’S INAUGURATION KIT IS A TREASURE TROVE FOR LIBRARIANS AND EDUCATORS!!

The inauguration is upon us!  Do you need lesson plans, activities, discussion questions, and informed articles to share with your children as the inauguration approaches?  Why not use the National Children’s Book and Literacy Alliance’s Presidential Inauguration Kit?  Access it at the Alliance’s website, here, or in pdf, here.  Within the Kit’s pages, librarians and … Continued

PRACTICE READER RESPONSE ACTIVITIES WITH YOUR CHILDREN OVER THE HOLIDAY BREAK!

Louise Rosenblatt, the renowned education theorist who coined the term “reader response” knew children needed to not only read, but also interact with text in a personal way, “acting out,” so to speak, the manner in which books touch our hearts, either orally, artistically, or by means of  personal written reflections or group discussions.  Over the … Continued

RECENT BOOK AWARDS and SPEECHES HONOR DIVERSITY!

Several recent national book awards honor diversity by highlighting inclusivity and social justice, as characterized and conceptualized by outstanding African-American authors! On Wednesday, November 16th, National Children’s Book Literacy Alliance Board Member and author extraordinaire, Katherine Paterson, as Chairman of the Young People’s Literature Committee, presented Congressman John Lewis of Georgia’s 5th District the National … Continued