Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Sharing Resources

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I recently helped a woman who teaches elementary education at UAB. She also works with seven different schools in the area as some sort of advisor. I was sharing the Homework Alabama site to her (of which she was unaware!) and she shared one with me:
This takes you to Glen Iris School website, but she said most of the schools have similar sites; she just knew Glen Iris had a whole bunch of books listed. You click on ebooks and it takes you to a menu of actual children's ebooks that kids can click on to read online, or to have read to them. The ones I looked at were available for both reading and listening to in English and Spanish. There's another link that gives more information on the title, including reading level, word count, Lexile score, Accelerated Reader, and reading counts. There's another link that takes you to Quizzes.

We've agreed to keep in touch and trade information on databases and other resources, and she intends to share everything with her students and colleagues. Whether you're assisting patrons or have children or grandchildren, this is a great site for reading resources. I hope someone else finds it helpful.

Submitted by Kelly Laney
Springville Road Regional Library

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