FALL 2014 (volume 14, number 4)
Maps in Literature for Youth
Use the maps found in fiction books for children and young adults to jumpstart 21st century skills related to analyzing primary sources, using online map and satellite image resources, and constructing maps. Explore how maps of real places and imaginary worlds can be woven into technology-rich learning experiences across the curriculum. Leave with a list of over 100 fiction books and matching activities that help youth develop a passion for maps and reading. Learn More...
Get the Facts! A Dozen Ideas for Connecting Nonfiction,
Informational Reading, and Literature for Youth
Boring, lifeless nonfiction books are out! Engaging, visually-rich informational reading is in! While youth may read informational books for pleasure, nonfiction works can also be used to explore ideas, gain insights, broaden perspectives, and build knowledge. In this session, you’ll learn to spice up the youth nonfiction section of a school or public library.
Explore a wide range of informational texts. In addition, examine a dozen issues related to selecting quality, complex texts, addressing the needs of reluctant readers, and engaging young people in stimulating reading experiences. Learn More...