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Teacher read-alouds are a vital part of literacy instruction in primary classrooms. Learn how to conduct read-alouds that feature high-quality children's books which will prompt children to think and talk about social issues that impact their daily lives.
Owned and operated by the Amer Federation of Teachers, Share My Lesson allows educators to collaborate and share standards-aligned learning resources such as lesson plans, classroom strategies and professional development webinars—at no cost.
SocialJusticeBooks.org is a project of Teaching for Change, a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide teachers and parents with the tools to create schools where students learn to read, write and change the world.
Teaching Tolerance provides free resources to educators and other practitioners—who work with children from kindergarten through high school. Materials to create civil and inclusive school communities where children are respected, valued and welcome participants.
Building respect is a starting point for all of ADL’s work. When it comes to bullying, we know words can do more damage than sticks and stones. Since bullying often happens online, hateful words and rumors can follow a young person home—and feel inescapable.
Bibliotherapy helps students deal with social issues
Often children and teens who are dealing with issues find that books can help. Whether they are read by a parent or other caring adult or are offered for teens to read, books can provide new perspectives and comforting thoughts about such issues as death in the family, divorce, self-esteem, bullying, and others. Here are a few resources to help you locate the right book for your needs.