Charlotte Raine

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Leading Learning

Leading Learning: Standards of Practice for School Library Learning Commons in Canada 2014 was launched at the Canadian Library Association conference in Victoria at the end of May. The e-publication offers a vision and practical approaches for creating successful 21st century school libraries. For the past year and a half, the Saskatchewan School Library …

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The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt

Check out this resource using the permalink from NoveList K- 8. (You will need to be in a GSSD school for the link to work.) From NoveList:  When Duncan arrives at school one morning, he finds a stack of letters, one from each of his crayons, complaining about how he uses them. This book addresses …

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United Library Services — Hi-lo Material and more

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New favourites from Little Pickle Press

This wonderful picture book encourages children to celebrate their brains. The intent of the book is to “create positive understanding about how to shape and stretch the brain to its full potential.” It makes a nice companion for Howard, the little guy whose brain is used to teach reading comprehension from Adrienne Gear’s Reading Power. …

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Introducing a newly rebranded SASKBOOKS

  We knew them as the Saskatchewan Publishing Group. About SaskBooks  <a clickable link> “SaskBooks is a non-profit umbrella organisation for Saskatchewan publishers dedicated to promoting the Saskatchewan book publishing industry.” Some of the titles I’d recommend: Dorothy McMoogle with Kumquat and Bugle    A fun nonsense verse book.               …

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Exciting offerings from JerBear Books

Check out these titles!   Click here for the website and contact information:   JerBear  Books For our farm lovers… It is an agricultural alphabet book!   written by Carol Watterson illustrated by Michela Sorrentino             This pair of books by Dr. Wayne Dyer are great for esteem building. The publisher’s description for …

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Apps for ipads

GSSD blog suggests the best apps for ipads to support student learning! Check it out at Please note that this website is best viewed in Firefox or a browser other than Internet Explorer.

Follett Enlight

Introducing Follett Enlight, a new app for accessing and reading eBooks on your iOS or Android device.   Talk to your librarian for the required information to initialize the new app.

eBooks and Online books – Support pages

The advent of eBooks and the online books has expanded, or should I say, exploded the capacity of what school libraries can offer. As always, we need librarians to curate the offerings and make them accessible to our students. Common questions include: a) What mobile devices can I use for this eBook? b) Is there an …

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SSLA Conference 2013

I have the opportunity this morning to listen and participate in a one day interactive workshop led by Andrea Hernandez and Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano who are presenting on 21st Century Literacies and the Collaborative Classroom. They give their students “Skyportunities” so they can connect better with their learning and the teachers can connect the outcomes …

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