Yep, that’s right! We start our Read On Wisconsin year in September at the same time the schools around Wisconsin begin their new school year. That means we have a new list of suggested titles for engaging, exciting and easily accessible monthly common reads for babies up to high schoolers. Reader’s advisory, book group, read-alouds: you can use ROW titles for these and more. We also encourage you to share the titles with kids and caregivers in your library and your school. See the list here or at the Books tab above.
Also, we encourage you, your kiddos and their caregivers to check out titles and resources on our website, on Twitter and Pinterest. Again this year, the fabulous TeachingBooks.net has partnered with us to share their amazing resources. You can find hundreds of instructional materials for the ROW titles at their Read On Wisconsin 2015-2016 bookshelf. They even have QR codes for all the ROW bookshelves and individual titles that you can print and post around your library or with the books.
A few new things this year: First, we’re trying to make information and resources for the books easily accessible. Monthly titles along with a CCBC annotation for the books, discussion starters, discussion questions, recommendations from the ROW Literacy Advisory Board and links to resources will be posted on the front page of the website. You can now easily search by age level group titles using the new sidebar buttons. We’ve reorganized our Pinterest boards. Now, you can get a sneak preview of upcoming books and their resources. Also, we’re going all in with hashtags and our age level icons. Now you can search any social media with #ROW2015 for the latests post this year. We also have hashtags for the age level groups related to their icons (see below).
Watch for these icons to appear throughout the site and social media to help you identify the appropriate age titles
Robin = Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers = #ROWrobin
White-tailed Deer = Primary (Grades K-2) = #ROWdeer
Muskie = Intermediate (Grades 3-5) = #ROWmuskie
Maple leaf = Middle School = #ROWmaple
Badger paw print = High School #ROWbadger
And, as always, if you have suggestions or if you’d like to be part of our programming and outreach efforts, please contact the me at Cooperative Children’s Book Center. Thank you for your ongoing interest and support!
Check back regularly for news about ROW programming and outreach as well as monthly titles and resources!
Read On Wisconsin!