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DIVERSIFY YOUR BOOKSHELF
Only 31% of children’s books feature a female character, and only 13% feature a person of color.
Equality: All genders are brave and kind. Books encourage kids to be exactly who they are.
Empathy: Empathy is one of the most important skills in today’s world, and we learn empathy from stories.
Everyone: Feminism is the belief that all genders should have equal rights, which is why we should all be feminists.
50 Children's Books That Celebrate Diversity
Kids' Books About Race that Celebrate Diversity and Inclusion
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There has been great unrest in the U.S. following George Floyd's senseless death and violent protests that have erupted as a result. Our current environment can certainly be an overwhelming subject for parents to tackle. However, the kids' books below handle subjects like race and equality with grace, offering a perfect starting point for moms and dads.
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30 CHILDREN’S BOOKS ABOUT DIVERSITY THAT CELEBRATE OUR DIFFERENCES
The world is a diverse place. It’s packed full of people living dramatically different lives, even within the same neighborhood or classroom. In order to raise kids in this world, we need to teach them about people outside of their immediate family. On the other hand, some kids grow up not seeing themselves or their family represented in any of the books they read or the TV shows and movies they watch. This is the importance of mirrors and windows: mirrors to see ourselves reflected in the world, so we don’t feel alone, and windows to see outside of our own lives, to recognize the humanity of other people.
That’s where children’s books about diversity come in! Whether you’re a parent trying to raise an activist kid, a teacher trying to create an inclusive classroom, or you’re just trying to introduce a different worldview to your niblings, you’ll find plenty of options on this list!
Scholastic Magazine News
Scholastic is the largest children’s publisher in the world, and produces more than 30 unique magazines for all ages. Non-fiction that is always current and engaging. (K-6)
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Free online courses, lessons and practice. You can learn anything. Expert-created content and resources for every subject and level. Always free.
World Book's mission is to enhance learning and reading for children around the world by developing trustworthy, engaging content to create products that will engage children of all ages at home, on the go, in the classroom or in libraries worldwide. They aspire to establish World Book as a renowned, global, adaptive, and mission-driven enterprise that helps kids learn and read throughout their entire childhood journey.
Many school districts subscribe to this site. Find out the username and password used in your particular school district.
The Starfall Website is a program service of Starfall Education Foundation, a publicly supported nonprofit organization. Starfall has been teaching children to read with phonics for well over a decade. Their systematic approach, in conjunction with audiovisual interactivity, is perfect for preschool, kindergarten, first grade, second grade, special education, homeschool, and English language development (ELD, ELL, ESL). Low-cost membership program expands the free content you already enjoy to include delightfully animated songs, mathematics, and reading activities spanning pre-k to 2nd grade. Free site for beginning readers
Ivy Panda - Study & Writing Tips for Smart Students
Teaching students is no easy task. Educators face numerous problems every day, including the difficult decision of which techniques, strategies, and teaching methods to use with their students!
How can a teacher manage these and other issues? We have the answers! IvyPanda developed a teaching guide that contains all the information you need, from basic teaching principles and strategies to useful tools that will come in handy for most educators.
Vocabulary Spelling City
VocabularySpellingCity’s Teaching Resources pages provide free lesson plan ideas and great supplemental materials and spelling resources for teachers in all subject areas and grade levels.
K-12 teachers can access background information on grade level topics to assist in creating extensive lesson plans and spelling lists for English Language Arts concepts like grammar or figurative language that are extremely important for kids to learn. The Educational Topics section offers teachers information on research-based best practices, such as how to effectively implement literacy centers and create great, fun lesson plans to work through with students.
Storyline Online is available 24 hours a day for children, parents, caregivers and educators worldwide. Each book includes supplemental curriculum developed by a credentialed elementary educator, aiming to strengthen comprehension and verbal and written skills for English-language learners. Storyline Online is a program of the SAG-AFTRA Foundation. The Foundation is a nonprofit organization that relies entirely on gifts, grants and donations to fund Storyline Online and produce all of its videos.
You can help the SAG-AFTRA Foundation create more Storyline Online videos and new content, so that we can read to millions more children every month. By giving a gift to Storyline Online, you can help advance children’s literacy, and improve children’s lives. Your support makes a world of difference.
The Teachers' Lounge - Developed By Julie O'Keefe
It does not take much to make a teacher feel like they are alone in their quest to help the students before them. This site is a collaborative effort to remind ourselves that we are a community of educators and it is through our shared vision and expertise that we will create the greatest opportunities for our students, their families and the communities that we serve.
This site is a dynamic entity, gaining depth and force from the members who use it, add to it, and seek refuge it in. The sub pages are broken down into curriculum areas, with grade levels noted on each of those pages. The blog features Julie’s thoughts and insights based upon her experience and the great work she witnesses through the teachers of McGrath Elementary in Worcester.
To share your wisdom and experience in the Lounge, please email lessons, handouts, and resources to firstname.lastname@example.org:
Teachers Pay Teachers
Teachers Pay Teachers is the go-to place for educators to find the resources, knowledge, and inspiration they need to teach at their best. They offer more than 3 million free and paid resources, created by educators who understand what works in the classroom. Their marketplace is growing every day to meet the evolving needs of the PreK-12 classroom. When educators get the resources and support they need, they're best equipped to inspire our next generation of learners.
Learning A-Z – We Make Teaching More Effective
Learning A-Z believes that teachers know their students best. They also believe that when given the right resources to inform and deliver effective differentiated instruction, every student benefits. With an extensive collection of incredibly powerful and flexible curriculum resources, Learning A-Z products fill the gaps identified in various learning environments. Without limiting their creativity, innovation, or individuality, they help teachers to provide the impactful instruction their students need to thrive. Every subject is included on this site. Your School District may have a subscription.
Thousands of downloadable, projectable, printable teacher materials, covering all the skills necessary for effective reading instruction. Downloadable books at different reading levels. Subscription required.
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