Literary Links & Booknooks of Note
Project Bookmark Canada marks the places where the real and imagined landscapes meet by placing text from imagined stories and poems in the exact, physical locations where literary scenes take place. We're building a network of hundreds of Bookmark around the country, so that residents and visitors can read their way across Canada. Our current count is 12 Bookmarks and growing. Visit a favourite story/poem or site here, or discover a new one! Our Paige Turner salutes all of the Page Turners supporting Project Bookmark Canada!
The Canadian Children's Book Centre was founded in 1976 to encourage the reading, writing and illustrating of Canadian children's books, as well as to promote Canadian children's literature and help the Canadian children's publishing industry grow.
Young Poets is a project of The League of Canadian Poets, Canada's professional poetry organization. They are a non-profit organization working to promote poetry in this country and to promote Canadian poetry around the world. The site featires great resources and tools for the young poet and adult/teacher.
CANSCAIP CANSCAIP is the largest organization in Canada supporting creative work for children and young adults. Together with the Canadian Children's Book Centre and the Children's Literature Roundtables, we speak on behalf of children and children's culture in many forums.
The Magic Suitcase is an innovative outdoor education program that brings nature and the world of picture books to life. Learn about their unique workshops and integrated, literature-based units. Read their informative and idea-packed newsletters for excellent teaching books and strategies.
Kids@Random Random House
offers reviews of new books, author bios, activities and ebooks for young
International Reading Association The IRA is dedicated to promoting high levels of literacy for all by improving the quality of reading instruction, disseminating research and information about reading, and encouraging the lifetime reading habit.
Carol Hurst's Children's Literature Site Carol's site provides a collection of reviews of great books for kids, ideas of ways to use them in the classroom and collections of books and activities about particular subjects, curriculum areas, themes and professional topics. A wonderful resource!
Related Websites by Adrian Hoad-Reddick
Bookhooks.com is one of a number of literacy websites created by Hoadworks
Avocabo is a high school level vocabulary series. Download a sample lesson and give it a spin (or complete the PDF online and have it automatically graded!)
Hoadworks features many original word games and puzzle features. Register to receive a word game-a-day via the Vocabaret listserver!
What is today's Feature Word Game? Come find out and bring your noggin!
Read a biography of Hoadworks' President Adrian Hoad-Reddick.
Book Report Aids & Resources
abcteach provides graphic organizers for an array of book report genres. Use the forms to draft your report, then polish it off by submitting your report here at Bookhooks!
webenglishteacher features hundreds of ways for young readers to generate creative responses to books. The site can help active readers find their best response to literature.
Teacher Kim Robb of Summerland, B.C. published a list of 140 ways to respond to books on teachernet.com Bookhooks' illustrative potential lends itself well to many of her ideas!
Resources for Young Writers
Figment is a community where you can share your writing, connect with other readers, and discover new stories and authors. Whatever you're into, from sonnets to mysteries, from sci-fi stories to cell phone novels, you can find it all.
Youth Voices is a meeting place where students and their teachers share, distribute, and discuss their inquiries and digital work online. It's a space where teachers nurture student-to-student conversations, collaborations, and civic actions that result from publishing and commenting on each others texts, images, audio and video.
Are you looking for creative writing contest announcements, information on writerly retreats, Canadian literary journals? Places for Writers is a superb resource, edited by Canadian poet, writer and web guru, Barbara Fletcher.
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What's New in Bookhooks?
Add an author biography! When you browse selected Bookhooks authors, you will see the author's biography automatically displayed above the list of reports of that author's reviewed books (on browse/search pages.) Even better, you can contribute a biography of your favourite author.
Now there's a poetic idea! Students at Neeskara School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin use Bookhooks.com to write a review of their favourite poems! If the poem is in the public domain, you can even cut and paste the poem into your report and share your love of verse!
And speaking of great poetry resources Japanese Haiku Poetry Resources is a great site with Haiku Poetry resources delineated by grade level. Thank you to Megan of the Valley Book Club for the suggested link!
Now you can tell us how you feel after reading that book! Did the book inspire you? Make you sad? Curious? Let us know in your report using the drop down menu on the Report Writing screen.