Booklists and Booktalks for Teachers
Youth Guides & Pathfinders
Focused on a specific topic, our subject guides and pathfinders can help you discover the resources you need.
A poet is visiting Elinor's school to celebrate National Poetry Month and every student will be sharing one of their pocket poems. Elinor has a hard time writing the “perfect” poem and soon everyone in the class has a poem in their pocket except Elinor. When the visiting poet arrives, Elinor reveals that she could not get her poem right. With the help of the poet, Elinor learns that real poetry comes from the heart. Recommended for Grades 1 and above.
If you didn't have any bones, what would you look like? It wouldn't be pretty! Read all about vertebrates–animals with bones–and find out just how bones shape what animals look like. This interactive book on comparative anatomy will get your students interested in what is holding them up. For Grades K-2.
Archie the Goat and Skinny the Hen are trying to cross the moat. In rhyming style they conduct all manner of scientific experiments to help them to the other side of the moat. Sometimes the solution is easier that you think! A rousing readloud for grades K and up.
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Teachers @ UAPL Blog
Hi teachers! Did you know that we have a dedicated collection at the Main UAPL library just for you? It is called Educator Resources, and it is located in the Youth department near the juvenile non-fiction. The materials in this collection are useful for anyone dedicating their time to teaching children: traditional teachers, homeschoolers, preschool leaders, librarians, and parents. Here are three examples of what you can find here:
The New Social Story Book by Carol Gray (372.6 Ne). This is an amazing, yet simple book with 13 chapters of “Social Stories” that can be copied and turned into swatches. The content is intended to help teachers guide children and adults who are on the autistic spectrum with understanding and learning social and life skills. Examples of chapters include Learning to Chew Gum, Smiling, and even Escalators.
Teaching with Favorite Magic Tree House Books by Deborah and Frank Murphy (372.6 Ro). The Magic Tree House series is a great source for beginning a new Social Studies unit. This book will give you tips and activities to use for extending many of the titles from the series.
Incredible Edible Science by Liz Plaster and Rick Krustchinsky (372.35 Pl). In this book you will find loads of science activities for early learners that focus on observing, classifying, predicting, inferring, and more.