Leap Into Literacy Grade 2

Dec. 2018/Jan. 2019

Books, books, books, books,..........

It's easy to find yourself lugging a stack of books to share with your students. It's harder to make sure they are reading wide variety of books and that is just as important. Sharing lots of different kinds, or genres, of books with your young readers exposes them to different words, different pictures, and whole new worlds. Some resources to help you choose books are below.

Brightly:(https://www.readbrightly.com/picture-books-2018/): This is a website chock full of recommendations of most buzzed about book of 2018 and Brightly is a great resource for literacy teaching. The website is free and you need to create an account.

Children's Choice: (https://www.literacyworldwide.org/docs/default-source/reading-lists/childrens-choices/childrens-choices-reading-list-2018.pdf?sfvrsn=d18aa48e_4):This is a list compiled by The International Literacy Association, "Children's Choice is a reading list with a twist, in which children themselves evaluate the books and vote for their favorites."

New York Times: (https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/books/review/holiday-books-for-kids.html):The New York Times has compiled lists of the best books for children of 2018. The lists include picture books, middle grades, young adult, and nonfiction. The books were selected by the children's book editor of the New York Times.

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Visit A Reading or Writing Lab Site

Please remember that we continue to support your visitation to your colleagues' classrooms through our reading and writing lab sites. If you would like to visit a colleague, just reach out to your building's RDT. Think about an area of focus for your visit in order to make your time in your colleague's classroom meaningful and purposeful.

Happy Visiting!