CHS students selected Tomi Adeyemi's Children of blood and bone as the Yellowjacket Book of the Year 2018. Take a look at the trailer below.
I created a list & formatted on Lesson Paths of my favorite books of the year ( I'm engrossed in one I'm currently reading). Lesson Paths 2018
The trailer provides a quick overview of the CHS Book of the Year 2018 nominees. Each of the included selections came from at least 2 of the following sources:
Amazon Best YA Books 2018
Barnes Best YA Books 2018-(ie. Book of the Month, Best Upcoming Releases, etc.)
Goodreads YA & YA Fantasy Choice Award Finalists
National Book Award Winner/Finalist 2018
Printz Book Award Winner/Finalist 2018
YALSA Top Ten Book List 2018
Click on these links for additional details on the book selections.
CHS Book of the Year 2018 YouTube Playlist
Ms. Geltch's YA Literature Best Books 2018
A few years ago, I constructed a Padlet with my top 50 secondary education websites. Since educational technology has evolved over the past few years, I have updated it with noteworthy changes with some standing the test of time. As the old expression goes, "take what you like and leave the rest" You may also download the update on the Colton High School Follett Library page. Top 50+Secondary Education Websites
Read up on upcoming library events this month. April Multimedia Newsletter 2018
What is Google AR Expeditions? Watch this short clip to find out!
Take a look at the CHS Google AR Expeditions Resource page. The first group of students and teachers will be introduced to this App on 4/6/2018. The class set of head sets will be available for use for the 2018-19 school year. I will continually add and modify the following list above as more of the CHS community utilizes this tool.
Today, it's more imperative to discern information in a 24 hour news cycle. I found this clear, concise, and colorful visual on a school library site.
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If you are interested in other possible winter break reads, take a look at my Buncee and Lesson Paths presentations.
Students will begin voting for their favorite 2017 YA books in the Colton High annual Book of the Year Contest this week. Take a look at the following screencast of the abbreviated trailers fo the CHS Book of the Year Nominees 2017.
Need ideas for books to read over the holidays? Take a look at theCHS Book of the Year 2017 Nominees screencast (via courtesy of Ed Puzzle).
Thanks to all CHS students who voted in the three rounds of the CHS Banned Book contest. The final four are displayed here. Voting will begin for the CHS Book of the Year 2017 soon.
Book covers from Good Reads
To commemorate Banned Books Week, CHS students participated in an NCAA style drawing to select the final four selections from 32 books. I chose these titles based on 100 most frequent ALA Banned Books 1990-99, 100 most frequent ALA Banned Books 2000-09, and repeaters from current lists.
I organized the brackets based on book genres as much as possible.
Take a look at the Google Spreadsheet for how the tournament played out. Thanks to all the students who consistently voted in each round.
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I am Ms. April Geltch, Colton High School Librarian.