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Resource Highlight: TeachingBooks

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

In celebration of heading back to school, BadgerLink Bulletin is highlighting BadgerLink resources especially for our K-12 students and educators.

Resource Basics

TeachingBooks is an engaging collection of resources that brings books to life, empowering all readers to:

  • Connect deeply with a book they are reading

  • Gain new insights and understanding from award-winning authors

  • Reinforce cultural authenticity and perspectives with diverse books

  • Cultivate a life-long love of reading

  • Find author interviews, lesson plans & interactive activities, discussion guides, and more to support literacy instruction

Training Tools

Besides the training offerings from TeachingBooks, there are recorded webinars highlighting tools and features available on the BadgerLink Training page.

  • Recorded webinar on TeachingBooks, reviewing how to search and navigate the resource

  • Recorded webinar on TeachingBooks' Diverse Books Toolkit 

    Learn how to navigate and utilize Diverse Books Toolkit in TeachingBooks resource, including;

    • Search for diverse books by culture, subject, grade level, and genre.
    • Find original interviews with diverse authors and illustrators.
    • Discover award winning titles and book lists, while creating your own lists.
    • Learn how to use the Collection Analysis Tool and generate reports for your own collection development needs. 

In the Classroom

TeachingBooks provides Teaching Ideas, resources for jumping-off points that deepen discussions, inspire reading interest, and support connections to books and authors. Easily share and include in your instructional plans, newsletters, and social media. Check them out:

TeachingBooks also created games in their For Fun collection. Play for favorite books, or you can select titles of interest based on grade levels, cultural experiences, genres, and more.

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