A teen slips into a dangerous mental state after seeing an apparition of a girl who has gone missing in 17 & Gone; Landry Park introduces a future world in which the gentry hearken back to the Victorian era; and award-winning John Corey Whaley knocks another one out of the park with Noggin.
Why should we study primary source documents? These are artifacts created by the people who lived through the events and time periods under study. Providing students the opportunity to study primary sources can give rise to student inquiry and encourage them to speculate about each source, its creator, and the context in which it was produced. The Library of Congress has millions of primary source documents and tools for teachers and students to dig into, 24/7.
A Partnership for Success: The Jacksonville Public Library and University of North Florida Summer Tutoring Program
In an August issue of SLJTeen, we covered a program run by University at Buffalo’s Center for Literacy and Reading Instruction that matched graduate students with 180 elementary school students to advance their reading and writing schools over the summer. We asked readers to tell us about other programs like it, and the Southeast Regional Library (FL) stepped up with their collaboration with University of North Florida’s education undergrads.
Technology makes everything simpler and more efficient, right? Maybe not always, but with teachers’ class sizes increasing, we’re all looking for tools to help manage their work load. Teacher librarian Phil Goerner shares info about a free Chrome extension that has been useful at his school. Kaizena allows teachers to grade student work and provide audio feedback, comments, or even a URL link right on their shared Google Doc.
Making friends has never been Elise Dembowski’s strong suit. She’s been the butt of every joke and the outsider in every conversation. She stumbles upon a warehouse party where, among other things, Elise discovers she has what it takes to be an awesome DJ. Macmillan is giving five lucky winners the chance to get a copy of Leila Sales’s latest title, This Song Will Save Your Life.