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Three Small Moves That Make A Big Impact

The classroom library is the home of a class’ reading community. Like any remodeling project, it is best to make a plan that is real but achievable for the situation at hand. We always advise not to take on more than you can finish in the amount of time you have to do it.  (continue reading)
Steph George Feb 11, 2019 7:54:00 AM

Are Books a Line Item in Your Budget?

Developing lifelong reading begins with books and we, as educators, have the power to make a school’s book supply seem endless in the eyes of its readers.  (continue reading)
Lauren Audet Oct 16, 2018 6:03:00 AM

When It Comes to Assessing Readers, It's All About the Books!

We can all agree that in the life of a reader, the right book at the right time makes all the difference. But how do we know which book? What time is the right time? How do we assess both a reader’s growth and identity? How do we fit it all in?  (continue reading)
Lauren Audet Sep 18, 2018 6:25:00 AM

5 Ways to Increase Book Access Using Bookrooms at the Beginning of the School Year

Here are a few ways literacy leaders can help support classroom teachers at the beginning of the school year.  (continue reading)
Lauren Audet Sep 4, 2018 6:38:00 AM

10 Ways to Plan, Design, and Prep Your Classroom Library for The New School Year

As you make plans for a new year with your students, you might be thinking about your classroom library. How can you make your library more engaging for your students? What should you consider as you think about giving your classroom library a reboot?  (continue reading)
Lauren Audet Aug 21, 2018 6:35:00 AM

How Does Having a School Library and a Bookroom Maximize Access, Volume and Choice for Students and Teachers?

While school libraries and bookrooms both house books to be shared and even may be located in the same physical space, in many schools they serve a different role for students and teachers.  (continue reading)
Lauren Audet Jun 28, 2018 11:57:06 AM

Helping Students Plan for Summer Reading

Summer reading affects student achievement, and schools are working hard to find creative ways to get books into students’ hands. Following are a few different ways we have helped schools make summer reading possible for all students.  (continue reading)
Steph George May 11, 2018 11:00:04 AM

Spreading #BookLove Through Classroom Libraries

All author royalties from the sale of It's All About the Books are being donated to the Book Love Foundation, in order to impact as many teachers and students as possible. Book love is dedicated to teachers who inspire a love of reading.  (continue reading)
Frances Lown May 4, 2018 6:45:00 AM

Jennifer Serravallo on It's All About the Books

Tammy and Clare show us that classroom libraries and book¬rooms are more than just storage places—they should be dynamic and kinetic. They show us that books are more than materials—they are the lifeblood of our classrooms.  (continue reading)
Steph George Apr 23, 2018 5:09:00 AM

It's All About the Bookroom

We see bookrooms as the perfect solution to provide the depth and breadth of books a teacher needs to supplement a core curriculum. In It's All About the Books, we share our vision of how a bookroom can become a shared instructional resource that provides us with what we need.  (continue reading)
Elizabeth Silvis Apr 9, 2018 6:10:00 AM

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