Key Words: books, Internet, thematic units, interdisciplinary approaches, reading

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Newberys and the Net: Thematic Technology Connections - Available!
Annette Lamb & Nancy Smith (2000)
ISBN 1-891917-02-1
350 Pages
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Overview
 
For nearly eighty years students have been reading Newbery Medal winning books. From historical fiction set during the Dustbowl or World War II to contemporary issues such as animal abuse and divorce, these award winning authors can bring reading alive for students. By adding the power of Internet and other technologies, educators can build information-rich, thematic technology connections. This book explores how to connect popular, award winning books with online resources and technology-based classroom projects. Readers will explore book lists, web addresses, and software titles that can lay the foundation for your technology connections.
 
Each Newbery medal and honor book is highlighted on a two-page spread that provides background, thematic, and author information, along with activities and suggested websites.
 
Many of the websites used in the books have already been placed at a special site called Newberys and the Net. Check it out! :-)
 
Table of Contents
 
Overview
 
1990s
 
1980s
 
1970s
 
1960s
 
1950s and earlier
 
Index
 
Special Index by Author, Title, Theme, Year
 
Introduction
 
Whether you're looking for activities to supplement a book you're reading in class or seeking materials to enhance a history unit, you can find a wealth of resources on the Internet.
 
Whether it was your fifth grade teacher who required one for a book report or a librarian who suggested a title, you've probably read a Newbery award-winning book. The Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery. Each year, the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, awards the Newbery medal and honor books to the most distinguished contributions to American literature for children. For more information about the award, explore the American Library Association site at (http://www.ala.org/alsc/newbery.html). This book provides ways to extend, expand, and enhance these classics by identifying key themes and matching web resources and technology-rich activities.

Created by Annette Lamb, November 1998. Updated 10/01.