Read On Wisconsin would love for you to share how you use our book selections in your library or classroom. We have a Pinterest board just for this purpose! It's our Where in WI is Read On Wisconsin board. If you're interested in posting to this board, send me an email. I can "invite" you to post on the board either through your email or your Pinterest name.
A great example of using ROW books at school is the Whitehorse Middle School Film Camp, where students improved reading, literacy, and technology skills while creating book trailers of Read On Wisconsin books. One of their book trailers is for this month's middle school title, Unwind by Neal Shusterman. You can also access the book trailer through Teaching Books. Sharing book trailers is great way for kids to engage other kids in reading.
February was a busy month here at Read On Wisconsin. We hosted a Twitter Chat with Elizabeth Wein, author of our February high school title, Code Name Verity, and Battle of Books high school teams. We had great participation from high schools around the state and fabulous help from the WEMTA Battle of the Books committee. (A special thanks to Sandra Wurdeman!) We also kicked off a book trailer project with Madison Public Library and Simpson Street Free Press for their teen book reviewers to create book trailers of some Read On Wisconsin titles. If you, your library or your school find these activities appealing or if you have an idea for another Read On Wisconsin book project, send me an email. Also, stay updated on projects, resources and activities throughout the month by following us on Twitter and Pinterest.
As always, discussion questions for the books are available on our website and resources for the titles and authors can be found at Teaching Books, Pinterest, and Twitter.
Here are the titles for March:
Happy reading and hopefully spring will be here soon! Read on!
Emily Townsendl Librarian
Cooperative Children's Book Center, Madison WI