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Cataloging Graphic Novels:

http://connect.ala.org/node/230137
How/where do you shelve your graphic novels? Graphic nonfiction?

Reading in the News:

Washington Post: Why Digital Natives Prefer Reading in Print

Reading Agency Research: Reading for Pleasure Builds Empathy and Wellbeing

Ideas to Adapt?

The Book Riot Read Harder Challenge: the challenge tasks with completion checklist, badge,and rewards

New State Framework for ELA/ELD

SBE-Adopted ELA/ELD Framework This is the final, edited digital version of the ELA/ELD Framework, published July 2015.
From Chapter 11, page 996: Library collections:
  • "Nurture students' love of literature and pursuit of knowledge
  • Support instruction in all content areas
  • Reflect the languages spoken by students and their families...
  • Represent and connect with the cultures of all students and their families in positive and relevant ways"
Also see Chapter 2, pp. 55 -58 Wide and Independent Reading and pp. 58-59 Reading Aloud

Free Resources

AP Archive now free and on YouTube: http://blogs.slj.com/neverendingsearch/2015/07/22/ap-archive-now-free-and-on-youtube/
Their Playlist Iconic Moments in History offers examples of the richness of this resource.
A Search box and Advanced Search options to limit searches by date are available at AP's How We Work page.

Newsela: https://newsela.com/ Newsela provides resources to build student reading comprehension with nonfiction that is always relevant: daily news. Visitors are provided unlimited access to hundreds of leveled news articles and Common Core–aligned quizzes, with new articles every day.

Old Maps Online allows access to more than 250,000 high resolution, historical maps from the 15th to the 20th century, from across the world. They now also have mobile apps for iPad, iPhone, and Android devices.

Interesting Infographics

Infographic: What is the Internet of Things?
Data Never Sleeps Infographic of data generated every minute
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