Award Winning Books!
Discovery can be a great cross-curricular tool. Use subject area videos to coordinate with award winning literature for across the curriculum learning.
First, some sites for finding award winning titles:
- Texas Library Association — http://www.txla.org/reading-lists— for Bluebonnet Award Nominees and more
- American Library Association — http://www.ala.org/ala/awardsgrants/index.cfm — for Caldecott, Newbery, and many more
- Other — http://people.ucalgary.ca/~dkbrown/awards.html — for other English language awards
Second, search Discovery for resources that coordinate with subjects. Some examples from this year’s Bluebonnet Nominees (http://www.txla.org/TBA-nominees)
- Home of the Brave –use the video American Heritage: Immigration to the United States (social studies)
- The Uglified Duckling: a Maynard Moose Tale — use calendar link for Hans Christian Anderson’s birthday (language arts: reading, biography)
- Dying to Meet You: 43 Cememtary Road — build a writing prompt with a (humorously) scary picture and beginning (language arts: writing)
- For Surfer of the Century: the life of Duke Kahanamoku– use The Endless Voyage: Surf’s Up (science)
Third, save them to My Content and share with school or district so all can make the connection!
What literature-Discovery Education connections can you come up with?