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booksThe Primary Source Pairings for the 2019 IL State Readers’ Choice Awards are complete! The visual literacy and inquiry-based discussion questions are ready for your lessons and book talks. 

Thanks for visiting! Dig in using the navigation buttons above to explore purposeful pairings of primary sources with the IL State Readers’ Choice Awards and ALA Book Awards. Primary sources integrate important visual literacy skills and enhance lessons, storytimes, book groups, and displays.

For each book, you will find a publisher’s summary, a description of the primary source that has been paired with the award-winning title, and questions for discussion. The book’s webpage is designed to be lesson-ready for display or student use. The primary source image is viewable on the webpage and linked at the bottom of each page. I welcome any feedback and strive to make this resource user-friendly and effective.

aisle-logo-horizontalJoin us at AISLE, November 1-3, Tinley Park, IL

Primary Source Pairings Workshop with a Focus on IL State Readers’ Choice Titles
Day Scheduled: Thursday, November 1, 2018, 9:00-12:00
Grade level focus: All grades
Target audience: Inquisitive, curious educators of students of all ages
Session description: Primary sources integrate vital visual literacy skills and enhance lessons, storytimes, book groups, and displays for learners of all ages and abilities. Join us to explore the power of primary sources through various learning experiences with a focus on analysis of selected 2019 IL State Readers’ Choice Award titles – all four lists included. A book list will be sent to participants prior to the session. Learn more at primarysourcepairings.com.
BYOD: Yes
Session Presentationhttps://goo.gl/f7EDVc

Primary Source Pairings with the 2019 IL State Readers’ Choice Awards
Day Scheduled: Friday, November 2, 2018, 3:15-4:15
Grade level focus: All grades
Target audience: Inquisitive, curious educators of students of all ages
Session description: Join us to explore purposeful pairings of primary sources with the 2019 IL State Readers’ Choice Awards. Primary sources integrate important visual literacy skills and enhance lessons, storytimes, book groups, and displays for learners of all ages and abilities. Each of the four lists will be discussed, with resources for both fiction and nonfiction titles, including ready-to-teach lessons. For more information visit primarysourcepairings.com.
BYOD: No
Session Presentation: https://goo.gl/dhxa6U

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Best viewed on a computer or tablet. Use the zoom in (CTRL +) and zoom out (CTRL -) to fully view the larger images on the book pairing pages.