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100 Best Books Grades 1 to 12 TeachersFirst

TeachersFirst offers a listing of 100 of the best books for children, along with links to TeachersFirst’s content about some of those books.
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Great starting point for reluctant readers.


 
1996 update Grades 7 to 12 Amer. Library Assoc.

Brief reviews from Booklist Magazine of 1996 Editor’s choice books. A useful site for teenagers looking for reading material! The list is not terribly lengthy and the reviews are concise.
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1997 update Grades 7 to 12 Amer. Library Assoc.

Brief reviews from Booklist Magazine of 1997 Editor’s choice books. A useful site for teenagers looking for reading material! The list is not terribly lengthy and the reviews are concise.
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2000 Around the World Grades 1 to 12


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A “Holes” Webquest Grades 4 to 8

From a school district in Indiana comes this web quest based on Louis Sachar’s book “Holes.” The quest invites students to search for information about the author, the book, and events that relate to Sachar’s story. This one could be used in class or independently by students at home.
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A Recommended Reading List Grades 6 to 12

This list, taken from Mortimer Adler and Charles Van Doren’s classic How to Read a Book, provides a comprehensive list of the great books of all ages. It’s a great reference list for a lifetime reading program.
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About Louis Sachar Grades 4 to 8 Children’s Book Council

A short “autobiography” of Louis Sachar, author of the Newbery Award winning book Holes, from the Children’s Book Council. Students interested in discovering how authors do their work will find Sachar’s comments interesting.
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Adult Books for Young Adults Grades 7 to 12 Amer. Library Assoc.

Brief reviews from Booklist Magazine of 1995 Editor’s choice books. A useful site for teenagers looking for reading material! The list is not terribly lengthy and the reviews are concise.
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Adventure Grades 1 to 8 Houghton Mifflin

This lesson is part of Houghton Mifflin Publishing’s collection of theme-based lessons and activities, most of which have been developed by classroom teachers. Each plan is a page or two long, and can easily be printed for later use.
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African American Reading List Grades 1 to 12 New York Public Library

The New York Public Library offers this extensive, annotated bibliography of books, poetry, and song by and about African Americans. Selections are grouped by readers’ age, and there are dozens of selections. Well worth a look if you’re in search of reading materials.
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ALA Editors’ Choice Grades 1 to 12 Amer. Library Assoc.

This is the ALA’s booklist. The list is categorized by reading level and by fiction/non-fiction. A synopsis of the title and bibliographic information is included.
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All About Treasure Island Grades 6 to 12

This British site offers character and plot summaries, a biography (and more) of Robert Louis Stevenson, and a quiz and links for more information about his most famous work of literature. The online full-text version to which this site links appears to have vanished, however.
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America Reads Grades 1 to 12 US Government

An overview of the U.S. Department of Education’s program America Reads Challenge, including explanations of Legislation, federal initiatives and Title I programs. Provides examples of successful after-school tutoring and in-home tutoring programs.
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American Library Association Newbery Web Page Grades 1 to 12 Amer. Library Assoc.


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American Literature Resources Grades 6 to 12 NCTE

This site provides a collection of lesson plans for teaching works of American literature. Teachers can plan lessons find web-resources through an author index, as well as research American authors based on their native states.
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The “Beyond the Core” section has interesting material from teachers who chose to teach works that broadened their students’ curriculum.


 
Americas Award for Children and Young Adult Literature Grades 3 to 12 University of Wisconsin

Here’s a collection of outstanding books for children and young people by Hispanic authors and/or about Hispanic themes. Teachers and librarians may find this list useful in selecting appropriate or attractive titles for their students. The “commended list” links provide title, description, and ISBN information for the various titles, ordered by year.
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Ancient Civilizations Grades 1 to 8 Houghton Mifflin

This lesson is part of Houghton Mifflin Publishing’s collection of theme-based lessons and activities, most of which have been developed by classroom teachers. Each plan is a page or two long, and can easily be printed for later use.
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Ask the Young Adult Author Grades 6 to 8

Find biographies, photos and responses to frequently asked questions from young adult authors such as Robert Cormier, Lois Lowry and Charlotte Zolotow.
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Australian Storytelling Grades 4 to 12

Stories about far-away places are always a hit. This site has plenty of “Australia – specific” stories, but it also includes an excellent collection of related resources and links to other places with information for storytellers. There are lots of places to visit on this artfully-crafted site, so plan on spending some time here.
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Banned Books Online Grades 6 to 12

The University of Pennsylvania provides an interesting listing of books that have been are ” banned”– suppressed or censored by authorities. The site provides a short history of the books listed and give links to other sites with the same concern.
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This is a useful site for history and English teachers, and a great discussion- starter.


 

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