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Curricular Spotlight: World War II

Planning a unit on World War II? We have titles on appeasement policies, non-aggression pacts, invasions, and blitzes. This post contains title and activity suggestions to engage your students on…

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Black History Month 2019

Do you know why we celebrate Black History Month in February? It's because Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln were both born in the second month of the year. In the 1920s, Carter G. Woodson,…

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Sharing Shakespeare

Helping 21st century students appreciate Shakespeare requires relationships and relevance. It can be hard for students to relate to the characters in Shakespeare's plays because the Elizabethan…

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Curricular Spotlight: The American Revolution

As part of our ongoing effort to help you incorporate audiobooks to your daily practice, this post kicks off our new "Curricular Spotlight" series. In these posts, we'll feature titles from our…

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Getting Your 5 a Day, The Literacy Way

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Listen Up This Year!

Are you a resolution maker? Intention setter? Goal getter? However you like to start the year, we suggest adding listening to your list. These are just a few of the many great reasons you'll love…

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Feeling Holi-Dazed?

We've reached that half-way point in Winter Break when the days start to run together. Maybe you're traveling again, gearing up to ring in the new year with friends and family, or both! We hope…

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Stories for Self-Care

Let's face it - the holidays can be stressful! Taking some time for yourself might be one of the best gifts you get (or give!) this season. Here are some ideas to help you relax amid the holiday…

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Snowy Story Days

It's that time of year again - when students follow the weather reports closely, wear their pajamas backwards, and choreograph snow dances. Everyone loves a snow day! They're great for catching up…

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Do You Hear What I Hear?

Audiobooks are great any time of year, but the colder winter months are especially enticing for listening with many opportunities for cozy story times by the fire or while watching snow fall. This…

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