February 19, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

Connecting the World Through Books: Tips from the Global Read Aloud  

The Global Read Aloud is in full swing, but it’s not too late to join or glean tips from this popular annual project for connecting readers across the globe.

Teachers Find Many Reasons to Use Picture Books with Middle and High School Students

Picture books, say English language arts experts, provide excellent opportunities to teach higher-level skills while still providing an engaging experience for older students who might think they don’t like to read.

Why Reading Sucks: Talking honestly with kids might make them more passionate readers

“I try to help my students be passionate readers,” writes teacher Pernille Ripp. “I try to be a role model for this in the classroom—but to do this I have recently realized that I must also discuss why, for many students, reading sucks.”

This article was published in School Library Journal's November 2013 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.