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Quickly create bibliographies for students

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Posted December 06, 2011 in NoveList K-8 Plus

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Need to create student bibliographies? Here are some tips from a real-world example.

Recently, Susi Grissom of the Travis TAG Vanguard/Academy Library (Dallas, TX) needed to come up with a reading list of historical fiction for a project on the American Revolution. Using NoveList, she was able to quickly and easily come up with a list of relevant titles. She was so pleased with the results that she emailed NoveList with her compliments. Susi wrote:

Just wanted you to know that I used NoveList for a project this week and was thrilled with the results. I needed to create a list of historical fiction, set during the American Revolution, for a 5th grade Social Studies project. I decided to use NoveList to get a list of titles and did a search for fiction, ages 9-12, "American Revolution."  The return was 109 titles which I then evaluated and placed in a usable bibliography to share with the students. It was a pleasure putting this list together!

NoveList staff member Beth Gerall responded to Susi with even more suggestions. Beth suggested that she look for the "Lists & Articles" tab (see illustration at right) in the search results -- this section contains special ready-to-go lists built by expert NoveList contributors.

The Lists & Articles section contains Grab & Go Book Lists on exactly the subject Susi needed -- you can download an example below to see what's there.

Download a Grab & Go Book List

Here is a Grab & Go Book List that is a great example of the kind of lists available in NoveList:

Sample Grab & Go Book List: Grades 3-5 > Revolutionary War, 1775-1779

 

 

 

About NoveList K-8

NoveList K-8 focuses specifically on reading materials for younger children and teens. NoveList K-8 Plus helps parents, teachers, and librarians ensure successful reading by discovering titles that students will understand, read, and enjoy, and then find more books like those. With NoveList K-8, you will find resources like BookTalks, Picture Book Extenders, Grab and Go thematic booklists, and Curricular Connection articles designed to improve literacy, connect reading across curricular areas, teach reading and writing concepts, and engage young readers. Consider upgrading to NoveList K-8 Plus to also get nonfiction titles.