As a reading specialist, I am always looking for ways to build our school's literacy lab. Our literacy lab is where we house reading resources for the whole school that any teacher can borrow at anytime. We have novel sets, reading theater plays, Reading A-Z books, National Geographic magazines, etc. All reading materials are organized by reading level....so teachers can easily select an appropriate text for their whole class instruction, novel groups, or small groups.
Recently, I stumbled upon this GREAT website that will help me in my mission to build the literacy lab. Not only can it help my school...but it could also help your school earn FREE BOOKS! The website is called We Give Books.
When you sign up for a free account at We Give Books; students, teachers and parents can view children's books online for free. The books that are available aren't boring books---but rather popular books---that students would enjoy. Readability of the books are ages 0-10. Did I mention it is free?
Another great thing about We Give Books is that when you sign up you can read for a certain cause. Every time you, or a student reads a book online---a book is donated to the cause of your choice. Until April 5th---you can select "Read for my School." and earn the books for your school (after you register your school of course---but it is not hard...don't worry)! I know April 5th is literally right around the corner and you probably don't have time to earn a lot of free books---but We Give Books does this every year----so----make sure you sign up for this next year! However... go ahead and visit the site and start earning books for another worthy cause!