Archive for January, 2009

Off to War: Voices of Soldiers’ Children

Ellis, Deborah.  Off to War:  Voices of Soldiers’ Children. 2008.  Groundwood Books.  ISBN:  978-0-88899-894-1. Ellis, who gained acclaim with her Breadwinner trilogy set in Afghanistan, has taken on the topic of the children of soldiers.  Interviewing children from the United States and Canada who have a parent or parents involved in the wars in Iraq and […]

The Super Bowl- A Teaching Opportunity?

Teaching opportunities spring up constantly in life, and the Super Bowl is no exception.  Frank Baker offers these questions for pre and post Super Bowl viewing regarding media literacy. Connect math and football with this lesson suggested by the NCTM or information literacy skills with this football fact sheet from Education World.  The CRC offers […]

No Name Calling Week Jan 26-30

We certainly strive for every week to be a no name calling week, but to highlight the very real fact that bullying still exists, this week has been designated as such.  According to the website, No Name-Calling Week is an annual week of educational activities aimed at ending name-calling of all kinds and providing schools with the […]

Big Book Theme Packets

For those who like to teach with Big Books, we have just added eight new books that also come with props and materials that encourage discussion and help you bring the stories to life.  Titles include Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?;  If You Give a Moose a Muffin; Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs; If You Give  […]

Titles for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Stop in and check out our display of Martin Luther King, Jr. titles.  In addition to the books on display, we also have many picture books still on the shelves, and they are all available for checkout.  Bring the meaning of the holiday to life for your students through quality picture books.  For older students, we offer […]

Welcome to the Zoo

It’s welcome back to Spring Semester here at BGSU, and at the CRC we welcome you back with Alison Jay’s Welcome to the Zoo. This wordless book is a colorful feast for the eyes that will cause you to linger over each page.  Packed with surprises, the visual literacy applications with this picture book are […]


Fans of Tales from Redwall take note, Brian Jacques has a new adventure available at the CRC.  Doomwyte  is full of mystery, adventure, battles, and quests.  You’ll find this volume at JUV J19d with the new CSCL books in the hallway.

Praxis Practice

Praxis teacher examinations are fast approaching on January 10, March 14, and April 25.  We continue to add study guides to help you streamline and organize your preparation.  Also, some electronic resources are available through Learn a Test.  The web also provides free study guides like these for Praxis I and Praxis II.  Pass the first time with preparation!

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