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Get ready to break out of your storytime routine by encouraging children's natural instincts to move, sing, and play! Unlike traditional storytimes, where children are expected to sit quietly and just watch, music and movement storytimes encourage children to learn by getting inside stories while interacting with others. Research shows that this kind of play stimulates the senses, provides connections to all four lobes of the brain, touches on a variety of intelligences, and heightens emotional and social awareness-all while extending the early literacy practices of Every Child Ready to Read (R) and preparing children for school. And because there are no crafts to cut out, no snacks to pack, no scripts to memorize, and no story kits to make, it's one of the simplest, most cost-effective storytime models to implement. Jewell's complete guide shows the way, offering 20 ready-to-use storytime plans tailored to specific age groups, including babies, toddlers, preschool and all-ages programs, a real time-saver for storytime organizers and presenters; advice and best practices gleaned from interviews with professionals who specialize in storytimes, music making with children and families, yoga storytime, and drama education; and lists of recommended resources, from interactive print books to children's music and videos available digitally, with tips on choosing the best materials. Children's librarians and educators will be delighted to learn that anyone can lead a movement and music storytime, regardless of their level of experience with music or movement, with this book in hand.
Based on the groundbreaking research of VIEWS2-the first systematic study of storytimes done to date-this book recommends simple interactive ways to emphasize early literacy techniques and encourage children to use and practice their pre-reading skills while preserving the delight inherent in storytime. And unlike many other storytime resources, the authors use the findings of VIEWS2 to offer guidance in performing assessment, as well as giving tips for planning and conducting storytimes. Put simply this book assists storytime presenters, children's librarians, and others involved with early literacy by presenting ready-to-use planning tools based on early learning benchmarks with a clear focus on developmental stages; demonstrating how to foster early literacy development by inserting the VIEWS2 early literacy domains into the five practices from the second edition of Every Child Ready to Read (R) @ your Library (R); interweaving testimonials from storytime practitioners throughout the text to provide real-world insight; showing how storytime presenters can connect with parents and caregivers to promote family engagement; providing guidelines, worksheets, and recommendations for storytime assessment, with particular attention to self-reflection and peer-to-peer community learning; highlighting professional development resources that encourage sharing and problem-solving within the larger community of children's and youth librarians; and providing administrators with research-based evidence that supports current and future advocacy for early literacy in public library programming for children. Using this book's systematic approach, readers will be able to plan their storytimes with a clear idea of what to look for in the children they serve, and then continually improve how they meet the needs of their communities.
Time-strapped educators may wonder whether partnering with school librarians can realistically improve students' scores, but studies show that collaboration improves overall effectiveness in increasing students' reading comprehension. As part of the U.S.-wide drive to improve test scores and build a nation of readers, Coteaching Reading Comprehension Strategies in Elementary School Libraries: Maximizing Your Impact, published by ALA Editions, offers proven teamwork tools to accomplish both goals. Judi Moreillon, a veteran teacher-librarian, updates Collaborative Strategies for Teaching Reading Comprehension to draw on cutting-edge research in instructional strategies, offering a clear, rigorous roadmap to teaching reading comprehension in a proven collaborative process. Incorporating the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) Standards for the 21st-Century Learner, Moreillon presents: -Strategies for improving reading comprehension, complete with updated graphic organizers, sample lesson plans and technology-centered examples -Practical steps for streamlining the coteaching lesson-planning process, boiling it down to three levels of literacy development -Techniques for strengthening collaborative partnerships through flexible design and delivery -Guidance for incorporating library programs into research-driven teaching practices.
Providing a treasury of community partnership opportunities and resources for innovative learning experiences, this title helps Future Ready Librarians to create authentic, student-centered experiences that address American Association of School Librarians (AASL) standards. * Provides a collection of adaptable innovative learning experiences to build through dynamic community partnerships * Outlines rational and clearly laid out plans for developing learning experiences in each chapter * Connects the AASL standards to each of the learning experiences covered * Helps those striving to be Future Ready Librarians by organizing highlights of the Future Ready principles in a table
The modern school library supports education in a variety of ways. One essential role librarians play is that of a leader who works collaboratively to build relationships, mold culture and climate, and advocate for the needs of students and the community. In this book, a librarian and an education leader team up to reflect on the librarian's ability to build connections in two ways. First, they discuss the benefits of bringing the outside world into the library through the use of social media, videoconferencing and other tools that allow librarians to partner with others. Then they expand upon these connections by addressing how librarians can lead in the greater educational community by sharing resources and strategies, and partnering with school leaders to tell the story of the school community. Through this book, librarians will discover the influence they can have on the school community as the library becomes the heart of the school, a place where problems are solved, content is explored, connections are made and discovery happens.
Unleash new possibilities for reading promotion and readers' advisory with these technological tools that can help you to catch the interest of young readers and direct them toward positive reading experiences. * Introduces users to effective new tools for promoting reading and providing readers' advisory services * Helps educators to meet learners in the online environments they frequent * Supports independent reading
Library facilitators of art-based creativity sessions will learn how to choose materials and art experiences appropriate for young people from toddlers to teens and for intergenerational groups. * Offers a guide for creativity programming for librarians, teachers, program coordinators, and college students * Teaches how to facilitate open-ended creativity programs for children of all ages and caregivers * Describes how to design story time art groups linking art and literacy inspired by picture book illustrations
Specialized collections for tweens, or middle schoolers, are relatively new and becoming increasingly popular. This Practical Guide gives librarians everything they need to create such a collection. Beginning with a brief description of the early adolescent brain and developmental stages, and a history of youth and teen services in libraries, Creating a Tween Collection provides a solid foundation on which librarians can build support for such a collection. In addition, librarians will be given specific criteria for what constitutes tween literature, guidelines for forming parameters that will work for their community, and suggestions for using reviews and other sources in selecting appropriate materials and dealing with controversial titles. Finally, readers will learn how to re-allocate spaces and budgets, and how to market their new collection to patrons. This is a must-read for librarians who are looking to build a middle school collection in order to better serve their patrons. This book: - Provides rationale about the importance of a specialized Tween Collection. - Gives specific examples for both fiction and nonfiction books, databases and websites. - Provides guidance for creating diverse collections and tips for dealing with possible challenges. - Includes numerous case studies and booklists
As a teen librarian, you are more likely than not to encounter teens with mental health issues. Will you know how to help them? This guide explains what to do and what not to do. * Addresses a growing need for librarians who can lead teens to mental health resources * Provides a broad perspective on the many things librarians can do to help teens with mental health issues * Gives practical guidelines for improving services, programs, and collections to support this population
Drawing on stories from successful programs and research, this book shows librarians how to provide students with the practical information they need for a bright future. Chapters cover career readiness, financial literacy, and civic responsibility at each grade level. * Addresses the problem of gaps in most school curriculums * Defines the school librarian's leadership role in addressing this problem * Gives concrete examples, tools, and lessons for use in schools K-12 * Defines the school librarian's role in collaboratively addressing readiness for the real world after high school
School librarians are prepared to be leaders and can use their strengths to advocate for policy that benefits school libraries. This book will teach you how to engage elected officials to effect change that extends to your library. * Realize how to use your strengths as a librarian to influence issues that matters to you, even if you consider yourself apolitical * Discover the hidden rules of representative democracy * Learn strategies to leverage your institutional knowledge to advocate for effective school libraries at all levels of government
This book explores how mental illness is portrayed in 21st-century young adult fiction and how selected works can help teachers, librarians, and mental health professionals to more effectively address the needs of students combating mental illness. * Offers extensive analysis of contemporary young adult fiction featuring youth with mental illness to help school and youth services librarians make informed collection development and readers' advisory decisions * Examines the symptoms and warning signs of mental illness in adolescents in addition to how various disorders are diagnosed and treated * Offers strategies for teachers and librarians to integrate quality texts into middle and high school curricula and into community initiatives aimed at confronting the stigma associated with mental illness * Follows a standardized chapter format that makes it easy for readers to learn about the books and the mental illnesses they highlight * Provides an extended list of resources at the end of each chapter that includes additional young adult fiction and nonfiction as well as adult fiction texts