Storytime is a common practice in many libraries. A lot of us fondly recall librarians, teachers, and parents captivating us by reading from our favorite books. But what is it about storytellingthat makes it so powerful? Why does listening to an adult share a story enthrall so many students, and how exactly does it benefit them?
JLG Winners' Spotlight - Is This the Year of the Poet?
By: Sarah Cooke | June 14, 2018 |
We want to shine a spotlight on The Poet X and A Different Pond, both by poets whose previous work has been written and performed for adults. It’s exciting to see these talented writers venturing into the realm of young people's literature.
Unfortunately, school budgets around the country are being cut. And that means that librarians are being let go, and funding for school libraries is being slashed in many school district. But, as she Elissa Malespina discusses in her interview with UpFront, it is possible to push back against these kinds of cuts.
We recently had the chance to chat with Christina Dorr about her suggestions for helping students stay engaged with reading during the summer. Check out her tips below and download the infographic here: 10 Tips For Promoting Your Summer Reading Program.
With the end of the school year quickly approaching, are you looking for ways to keep your readers’ minds stimulated? Marcie Atkins, a teacher librarian at Belvedere Elementary in Falls Church, VA, has an excellent suggestion, as she explains in a recent article for the SchoolLibrary Journal.