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Curriculum Collection at Lewis Library: Language Arts and Foreign Languages

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Language Arts - Early Childhood

Language Arts - Grades K-2

Language Arts - Grades 3-6

Language Arts - Middle School

Language Arts - Secondary

International Literacy Association - Children's and Young Adults' Book Awards

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The Children’s and Young Adults' Book Awards is intended for newly published authors who show unusual promise in the children’s and young adults’ book field. Awards are given for fiction and nonfiction in each of three categories: primary, intermediate, and young adult. Books from all countries and published in English for the first time during the previous calendar year will be considered.

Wordless Picture Books

Read for a Lifetime

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Read for a Lifetime, sponsored by Jesse White, Secretary of State and State Librarian, and the Illinois Center for the Book, is the first statewide reading program to target high school students, was designed to promote the enjoyment of reading by encouraging students to read both classic and contemporary literature, and rewarding them for their effort. By participating in Read for a Lifetime, students develop a love of books and reading that will last a lifetime.

Instructional Strategies

Poetry - Elementary

Poetry - Secondary

Language Arts - Picture Books

Foreign Languages - Instructional Strategies

Foreign Languages - Picture Books - French

Foreign Languages - Picture Books - Spanish

Foreign Languages - Chapter Books - Spanish

Alphabet Books

Beginning/Easy Readers


Novels in Verse

Illinois Reading Council - Illinois Reads

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Under the auspices of the Illinois Reading Council, ILLINOIS READS will be a yearly statewide project to promote reading for all Illinois citizens. Beginning with read aloud books for babies, 6 books will be selected for each additional age band through adult readers. A variety of topics and themes will be chosen for each age band. There will be a mix of hard covers and paperbacks, with several Spanish-language titles and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)-related books and the work of Illinois authors will be especially highlighted.


Grades K-2

Grades 3-5

Grades 6-8

Grades 9-12