April 12-18, 2015 is National Library Week. If you’ve known me longer than five minutes, you’ve probably guessed: I love libraries.
- ALA site (American Library Association)
Contacting Government Leaders
Where to go for Book Recommendations & Reviews:
- Worldbook On-Line Encyclopedia for a tremendous amount of articles, historic documents, and engaging videos
- eLibrary and proquest for professional articles and websites for students
- Talk to the Text: Stop while reading to mark in the book (if you own it) or write on post-its in the book (if it’s a library book) to keep track of what you are thinking
- Stop-Think-Write-Share: Same as above but also share with another person.
- Personal Connections: Text-to-Text (how does what is happening in this book connect to other books or movies), Text-to-World (how does what is happening in this book connect to what is happening in our real world or nation), Text-to-Self (how does what is happening in this book connect to your own real life).
- Chunking: Large overwhelming sections or chapters in non-fiction books should be “chunked” into smaller sections that you can read one at a time, stopping to Text Features: Notice the visuals, captions, text boxes, headings & sub-headings used by non-fiction writers.
- Paraphrase: Put it in your own words so it makes more sense to you.
- Main Points & Supporting Evidence: What is the writer mainly trying to say or teach you in this section and what evidence does he/she use for support?
- Evaluation: Look for writer’s Bias. Do they include Multiple Perspectives? Do they have evidence or only Opinion?
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BOOKS I RECOMMEND