Creating
Classroom
Libraries
Presented by
Angel Somers
Media Specialist/West Long Branch
Schools
Goals for the Day
• Explore the importance of developing a classroom library
• Print resources
• Digital resources
• Audio...
Why Build a
Classroom
Library?
In classrooms with well developed
libraries
• Students interact more with books
• They demonstrate more positive attitude ...
Classroom libraries should include
• Multiple genres
• Multiple formats
• Different levels
• 7-10 books per
student
• Qual...
Print
Resources
Free or Almost Free Sources
• Requests
– First Book
– Back to School
– Birthday program
– Friends and Family
– ARC’s
• Boo...
Money Saving Options
• Book Sale Finder
• Thrift Books
• Book Outlet
• ebay Classroom Book Sets
• Books By The Foot
• Firs...
Finding Funds
Be Creative!
• Pennies for Paperbacks
• Donors Choose
• Grants
• Get Ed Funding
• Scholastic
• Target
• Grant Wranglers
• ...
Digital
Resources
eBooks and Other Digital Reading
Materials
Monmouth County
Library
Open Library
Project Gutenberg
Planet eBook
Google Play Books
For Android Devices
Free Read Feed
2020ok
Aaron Shephard
Aesop’s Fables
American Literature for Young
Readers
Book Jar Books For Young
Adults
Books Should Be
Free
Read Print
Goodreads
Open Culture
Surprising Finds
• Tumblebooks
• Amazon Free Books
• Brain Hive
• BookShare
Tumblebook Cloud
Amazon Free
eBooks
Brain Hive
Book Share
Younger Students
• Raz Kids
• International
Children’s Digital
Library
Raz Kids
International Children’s Digital
Library
Nonfiction materials
• Newsela
• The Free Library
• Nonfiction
Articles
NEWSELA
The Free Library
School Site for Nonfiction Articles
eBook Finders
• Book Bub
• eReader news
Book Bub
Ereader News
Audio
Resources
Reasons to Use Audio
Books
• Students learn new vocabulary and hear how each word is
pronounced.
• Allows for students to ...
Librivox
N.H. Public Radio Caldecott Books
YouTube: Audio Books
SYNC
Tumblebooks Cloud
Alfred Hitchcock Podcasts
Lit 2 Go
Ambling Books
Archive.org
Audio Books for Free
Open Culture
Kids Learn Out Loud
For Younger Students
Selection
Resources
Sites to assist you with book
selections.
• Book award lists such as the
ALA book awards.
• Professional organization list...
Organizing and
Managing the
Classroom
Library
Now that
you’ve
got
books
what do
you do
with
them?
Maintain a List of Your Collection
• Shelfari
• Goodreads • Librarythin
g
Apps to Help You Organize
• Book Source
• Book
Retriever
• Level it Books
Other Tools
• Scour Pinterest for
ideas
• Consider RSS Feeds
and online materials
such as blogs, and
curation sites
• Visit Commercial...
Contact
Information
Angel Somers
Media Specialist for the
West Long Branch Public Schools
e-mail - asomers@wlbschools.com
...
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Creating Classroom Libraries

  1. 1. Creating Classroom Libraries Presented by Angel Somers Media Specialist/West Long Branch Schools
  2. 2. Goals for the Day • Explore the importance of developing a classroom library • Print resources • Digital resources • Audio resources • Selection resources • Organizing and managing the library • Other teacher tools
  3. 3. Why Build a Classroom Library?
  4. 4. In classrooms with well developed libraries • Students interact more with books • They demonstrate more positive attitude toward books. • They spend more time reading!
  5. 5. Classroom libraries should include • Multiple genres • Multiple formats • Different levels • 7-10 books per student • Quality materials
  6. 6. Print Resources
  7. 7. Free or Almost Free Sources • Requests – First Book – Back to School – Birthday program – Friends and Family – ARC’s • Book Swaps – In house – Paperbackswap – Title Trader – Book Mooch – Classroom2Classroom
  8. 8. Money Saving Options • Book Sale Finder • Thrift Books • Book Outlet • ebay Classroom Book Sets • Books By The Foot • First Book Marketplace • Dover Publications • BMI Educational Services • Scholastic Warehouse sales
  9. 9. Finding Funds
  10. 10. Be Creative! • Pennies for Paperbacks • Donors Choose • Grants • Get Ed Funding • Scholastic • Target • Grant Wranglers • Dollar General • Department of Education • Edutopia • Private Sources ( Local Foundations, NJAET)
  11. 11. Digital Resources
  12. 12. eBooks and Other Digital Reading Materials
  13. 13. Monmouth County Library
  14. 14. Open Library
  15. 15. Project Gutenberg
  16. 16. Planet eBook
  17. 17. Google Play Books For Android Devices
  18. 18. Free Read Feed
  19. 19. 2020ok
  20. 20. Aaron Shephard
  21. 21. Aesop’s Fables
  22. 22. American Literature for Young Readers
  23. 23. Book Jar Books For Young Adults
  24. 24. Books Should Be Free
  25. 25. Read Print
  26. 26. Goodreads
  27. 27. Open Culture
  28. 28. Surprising Finds • Tumblebooks • Amazon Free Books • Brain Hive • BookShare
  29. 29. Tumblebook Cloud
  30. 30. Amazon Free eBooks
  31. 31. Brain Hive
  32. 32. Book Share
  33. 33. Younger Students • Raz Kids • International Children’s Digital Library
  34. 34. Raz Kids
  35. 35. International Children’s Digital Library
  36. 36. Nonfiction materials • Newsela • The Free Library • Nonfiction Articles
  37. 37. NEWSELA
  38. 38. The Free Library
  39. 39. School Site for Nonfiction Articles
  40. 40. eBook Finders • Book Bub • eReader news
  41. 41. Book Bub
  42. 42. Ereader News
  43. 43. Audio Resources
  44. 44. Reasons to Use Audio Books • Students learn new vocabulary and hear how each word is pronounced. • Allows for students to read in places and at times that they normally wouldn’t have access to print materials. • It can be helpful for some reading and learning disabilities. • Helps readers know more about the characters when they hear the expression in the characters’ voices. • Great for books that are multicultural or period pieces. • Good to use with students who are below level. • Listening is part of the Common Core Standards.
  45. 45. Librivox
  46. 46. N.H. Public Radio Caldecott Books
  47. 47. YouTube: Audio Books
  48. 48. SYNC
  49. 49. Tumblebooks Cloud
  50. 50. Alfred Hitchcock Podcasts
  51. 51. Lit 2 Go
  52. 52. Ambling Books
  53. 53. Archive.org
  54. 54. Audio Books for Free
  55. 55. Open Culture
  56. 56. Kids Learn Out Loud
  57. 57. For Younger Students
  58. 58. Selection Resources
  59. 59. Sites to assist you with book selections. • Book award lists such as the ALA book awards. • Professional organization lists for content area trade books. • Book vendor sites • Databases • Book trailers • What should I read next? • Reading specialists recommendations • Author sites
  60. 60. Organizing and Managing the Classroom Library
  61. 61. Now that you’ve got books what do you do with them?
  62. 62. Maintain a List of Your Collection • Shelfari
  63. 63. • Goodreads • Librarythin g
  64. 64. Apps to Help You Organize • Book Source • Book Retriever • Level it Books
  65. 65. Other Tools
  66. 66. • Scour Pinterest for ideas • Consider RSS Feeds and online materials such as blogs, and curation sites • Visit Commercial reading programs (Reading Rockets, Read Works, Readwritethink)
  67. 67. Contact Information Angel Somers Media Specialist for the West Long Branch Public Schools e-mail - asomers@wlbschools.com Livebinder Link http://tinyurl.com/m8ojkvx

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