SCED460: Using Reading and Writing in the Secondary Schools
Includes brief biographies of every major children's author and illustrator.
Gale's™ acclaimed and long-standing Something About the Author series examines the lives and works of authors and illustrators for children and young adults and is the preeminent source on authors and literature for young people.
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Location: Reference Collection (3rd/main floor)
Call Number: PN1009.A1C65
Includes author interviews; in-studio movies of authors and illustrators; audio excerpts of professional book readings; and more.
Wikipedia's list of prestigious annual children's literature awards.
Extensive lists of books for children and young adults.
Maryland's Black Eyed Susan Book Award winners.
Wikipedia's list of Caldecott Award winning books.
Wikipedia's list of CSK Award winning books.
Only winners included; search by topic, age, gender, multicultural and more.
Wikipedia's list of Printz award winning YA literature.
Wikipedia's list of Newbery Award winning books.
Winners selected by the National Council of Teachers of English.
Wikipedia's list of Pura Belpre award winning literature for children and young adults.
Lists the Mike Morgan & Larry Roman's Children's and Young Adult Literature Awards.
Ten books are awarded the Alex Award each year. Alex Awards are given to books written for adults that also appeal to readers aged 12 to 18.
Current photos and a selection of pictures from The Associated Press library. This database features photographs of historical figures, political leaders, sports greats, and celebrities, and also includes images from significant news and events of the 20th century, such as World War II, civil rights, the fall of Communism in Eastern Europe, and space exploration.
Contains nearly 500,000 images offering a unique perspective of history through paintings, cultural artifacts, architecture, photography and other art forms. Includes some maps.
This website supports the teaching of American History in K-12 schools and colleges and is supported by the Department of History and the College of Education at the University of Houston.
Documenting the American South (DocSouth) is a digital publishing initiative that provides Internet access to texts, images, and audio files related to southern history, literature, and culture. Currently DocSouth includes sixteen thematic collections of books, diaries, posters, artifacts, letters, oral history interviews, and songs.
The Getting Word oral history project was begun at Monticello in 1993 to preserve the histories of the African American families at Thomas Jefferson’s Virginia plantation. Over 100 interviews with their descendants and additional archival research have brought remarkable individuals out of the shadows of slavery.
Open access lesson plans for grades K - 12.
Content is geared to readers in grades 6-12 and includes more than 460 popular, high school magazines. Searchable by lexile.
Multimedia historical timeline and interviews on key topics in African American history.
Find reproducible copies of primary documents from the holdings of the National Archives of the United States, as well as teaching activities correlated to the National History Standards, the National Standards for Civics and Government and cross-cultural connections.
Lesson plans and other classroom materials, with a focus on primary documents.
Content geared to readers in grades 1-6, includes more than 50 elementary school magazines, articles and is searchable by lexile.
The Smithsonian is the world's largest museum and research complex, consisting of 19 museums and galleries, the National Zoological Park and nine research facilities. The Smithsonian website includes many resources for educators and students.
An online community for sharing instructional videos.
The Voices of the Civil War is a five-year film series dedicated to celebrating and commemorating the Civil War over the course of the sesquicentennial.
Topics covered include all levels of education and special education, including educational technology.
Contains articles and other materials in all areas of education.
Designed for professional educators, this database provides a highly specialized collection of nearly 520 high quality education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles.
Books: Teaching Reading in Content Areas
The Center for Applied Special Technology, CAST, is a source for Universal Design for Learning (UDL) information and lesson plans.
Enter a Lexile measure, select particular reader interests, and find books that fit the perameters. English and Spanish.
The mission of the International Reading Association is to promote reading by continuously advancing the quality of literacy instruction and research worldwide.
The State Curriculum is the document that aligns the Maryland Content Standards and the Maryland Assessment Program and will be available in a number of formats for teachers, central office staff, students, parents, and the other stakeholders.
UDL is a flexible approach to curriculum design that offers all learners full and equal opportunities to learn.
National Council for the Social Studies
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
National Science Teachers Association
Professional development resource for teachers.
Contains 15 full text journals plus news of interest to literacy educators.
Literacy games, activities and other resources for elementary aged students.
The ReadWriteThink mission is to provide educators, parents, and afterschool professionals with access to the highest quality practices in reading and language arts instruction by offering the very best in free materials.
Special Education Resources for General Educators
Teaching Channel is a video showcase -- on the Internet and TV -- of innovative and effective teaching practices in America's schools.