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New book: Making thinking visible

New in the library! Making thinking visible: how to promote engagement, understanding, and independence for all learners. 1st ed. (book + CD) Ron Ritchhart, Mark Church & Karin Morrison. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2011. Visible thinking is a research-based approach to teaching thinking. This book reviews thinking and its connection to understanding and engagement. It shows… Read more

ESL Literacy Readers and Creating Digital Books

The ESL Literacy Network is offering a series of free online workshops to Network members this fall. It’s an opportunity to learn, share ideas and connect with other ESL literacy practitioners. This network is open to BC practitioners. In October, there’s a two-week online workshop series: Using the ESL Literacy Readers Click here for more… Read more

New Good Reads titles

Newly released titles in the Good Reads series – Listen! by Frances Itani. Liz invites her sister, Roma, and two friends to dinner. The four women have something important in common: they are hearing daughters of deaf parents. Each woman brings an old family picture to the table. Each tells a story about her picture…. Read more

Workplace Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012: Everyday English for hospitality professionals

Welcome to Workplace Wednesday, connecting you with literacy resources related to business, industry, and the workplace. Today’s resource is new in the library: Everyday English for hospitality professionals. (Book + audio CD) Lawrence J. Zwier with Nigel Caplan. Texas: Compass Publishing, 2007. This book and audio CD help future workers in the hotel and restaurant… Read more

New from Grass Roots Press – Romance

New titles in the Grass Roots Press ‘Romance‘ series – Inside out by Linda Kita-Bradley. A date with Rod! Nan is so happy. But Nan does something silly. Fry reading level: Grade 1. CLB reading levels: 1, 2, 3. Love of my life by Linda Kita-Bradley. Don and Dell got married a long time ago…. Read more

New from Grass Roots Press – Be the judge

New titles in the Grass Roots Press ‘Be the judge‘ series – Potluck by Linda Kita-Bradley. Mel’s friends get sick. And Mel knows why. Should he say something? Fry reading level: Grade 1. CLB reading levels: 1, 2, 3 The test by Linda Kita-Bradley. Dan needs to pass a test. But his mind goes blank…. Read more

New book: Digital discoveries

New in the library! Digital discoveries: guide to promising practices in online learning for adult literacy learners by Vicki Trottier with support from Joanne Kaattari (2011) This guide provides an extensive overview of promising practices and strategies for online learning in the classroom. “Digital Discoveries” also overviews popular digital learning technologies (including blogs, social networking,… Read more

New in the library – September 2012

The New in the Library page has been updated. See what’s new in the library for September 2012. To borrow these or any other books, email

New edition: Handbook of family literacy

New in the library! Handbook of family literacy. 2nd ed. Edited by Barbara Hanna Wasik (2012) This handbook is a comprehensive source of information on family literacy issues, services, and research. This second edition includes all new articles written by international experts from different disciplines. It documents the need for literacy education for children and… Read more

New book: Going Google

New in the library! Going Google: powerful tools for 21st century learning by Jared Covili (2012) This book explores the array of Google tools available and shows how they can be used in the classroom to foster digital learning. The tools are organized by the skills they promote: communication, collaboration, creativity, innovation, critical thinking, and… Read more