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Using Children's Books to Teach

We use children's books in the classroom for a variety of reasons - to stimulate imagination and curiosity, to develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills, to promote social skills and emotional intelligence, to develop an appreciation for heritage and diversity, and to help children understand their communities and their connection to the world around them. 

Finding Children's Literature

What Kids are Reading Now, 2023

Kentucky Academic Standards [KAS]

Purposeful Use of Children's Books

MackinVIA eBook Database

The Importance of Effective Reading Instruction

How to do an Interactive Read-Aloud

Reading Strategies for older students

Professional Readings