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April 2018 on Knowitall

April 12, 2018 - Posted in Education by Mimi Wortham-Brown
Images from content featured in April on Knowitall.org
  • In April, literacy and poetry resources abound in our Libraries, Literature & Learning Collection!  Please see the list of specific dates to keep in mind all through April! 
  • The 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King occurs on April 4. View the Collection.
  • Try out our resources for World Health Day on April 7. We hope you will not only view them but also act on them!
  • For Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day), we offer our Holocaust Remembrance Collection. 
  • For Earth Day, take a look at the numerous resources made available in our Environmental Awareness Collection!
  • For International Jazz Day on April 30, learn about jazz greats! Click on the links below!

EXPLORE OUR LIBRARIES, LITERATURE & LEARNING COLLECTION!

FOR SCHOOL LIBRARY MONTH, NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK, NATIONAL POETRY MONTH, and DIA! (DIVERSITY IN ACTION) DAY…

Specific Dates To Keep in Mind During April Include:

April 2: Children’s Book Day

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April 5-11: Library Week & April 10: National Library Workers’ Day

April 16: National Bookmobile Day

April 16: Celebrate Teen Literature Day

April 18: National Columnists Day

April 23: World Book Day

April 23: Shakespeare’s Birthday

April 27: Tell a Story Day

April 28: Great Poetry Reading Day

April 30: Children’s Book Day/El Dia de los Ninos

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* South Carolina educators, please register for an account on LearningWhy to gain access to all of the resources from StreamlineSC.

 

SERIES AVAILABLE IN THE LIBRARIES, LITERATURE & LEARNING COLLECTION

Baker’s Dozen

Storytelling should be a part of a student’s educational experience because it is a literary activity, a listening activity, a means of transmitting values, and a means of appreciating cultural diversity

The storytellers in the Baker’s Dozen lessons were influenced by Augusta Baker, a well-known librarian and storyteller who worked in the New York Public Library for many years and taught storytelling at colleges across the country. These thirteen, renowned national and local storytellers were taped in the studios of SCETV as they told their stories in front of elementary-age students who asked the storyteller questions about their story and the art of storytelling.

 

Be a Media Critic | Artopia

Take a closer look at types of media like photography, radio, film, and television. Record your answers to the Write About It questions in a notebook or a digital document.

 

Conversations with S.C. Writers

SCETV brings into the studio well-known South Carolina writers to share a little about their careers, writing process and more!

 

Foreign Language Scholastic Series – French

This series is a collection of Scholastic "classics" reproduced in French. For use with language learners in grades 1-5. (From our Streamline collection)

 

Foreign Language Scholastic Series - Spanish

This series is a collection of Scholastic "classics" reproduced in Spanish. For use with language learners in grades 1-5. (From our Streamline collection)

 

Grammar Pitfalls

The Standard Deviants clear away confusion and identify the most common grammatical errors.

 

Gullah Tales

Native Islanders share their folklore and history through storytelling and singing. 

 

Idella Bodie’s Ghost Tour: A Writer’s Guide

Offers students and teachers a personal view of the writing process.

 

Inside Storytelling

South Carolina and national storytellers perform interesting stories and talk about the craft of storytelling.

 

Literary Tour of South Carolina

Students meet nationally recognized authors who call South Carolina home. They learn about the writing process, making characters come alive on the page, creating the plot, and how important research is to any story, both fiction and non-fiction. 

 

Mary Boykin Chesnut | Idella Bodie’s SC Women

Mary Boykin Chesnut kept a diary during the Civil War. Events dramatized in this film were extracted straight from her diary. 

 

National Book Month | Periscope

This collection celebrates books! 

 

National Poetry Month: A World of Poetry | Periscope

Poetry is a language spoken around the world. Although you may not regularly sit down and read poetry, chances are you are exposed to some form of it every day. 

 

Pulitzer Prize Winners in South Carolina

Three programs, including: Commentary, Literature and Reporting

 

Scholastic Children’s Stories

Scholastic Children's Stories are grouped into six collections: Families, Feelings & FriendshipFantasy & ImaginationFavorite Animal Stories,Folk Tales & FablesMulticultural, and Seasons & Nature

 

Shakespeare | Standard Deviants TV

The Standard Deviants get up-close and personal with Shakespeare's famous plays, Hamlet and Macbeth.

 

Tune Up to Literacy

Recommended for preK-3, Tune Up to Literacy encourages literacy using original songs by composer/lyricist/educator Dr. Al Balkin, composer who wrote music for The Hobbit, and several off-Broadway children’s musicals. The programs musically introduce and reinforce concepts such as punctuation and sentence construction.

 

Writer’s Workshop

Please note: This content was created as part of a college-level course. Some of the content may contain adult themes or language not suitable for all audiences.

For this workshop series, 15 major talents in contemporary literature met in a forum with well-known author William Price Fox and USC creative writing students. Each writer discussed personal writing methods, furnishing insights into the highly individualized process of literary creation. Featured writers include George Plimpton, James Dickey, James McPherson, John Gardner, John Hawkes, John irving, Kurt Vonnegut, Nora Ephron, Pauline Kael, Reynolds Price, Stephen Spender, Susan Sontag, Tom Wolfe, William Price Fox, and William Styron.  

 

Writers from the South Carolina Hall of Fame

South Carolina Hall of Fame honors and recognizes contemporary and past citizens who have made outstanding contributions to South Carolina’s history and progress. Writers Include Elizabeth Coker, Mary Simms Oliphant, Pat Conroy, Robert Bass, and Walter Edgar.

 

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* South Carolina educators, please register for an account on LearningWhy to gain access to the rights-protected content in StreamlineSC. 

 

NATIONAL POETRY MONTH: A WORLD OF POETRY from Periscope!

The 2018 National Poetry Month gala will be held at Lincoln Center on April 25.

Poets Laureate Collection from All Series

Even More Poets!

Archibald Rutledge, James Dickey, Kwame Dawes, Marjory Wentworth, Reeds Rise from Water, Singing Amazing Grace, Talking About Amazing Grace, Tommy Scott Young,  and William Gilmore Simms

 

MORE APRIL DATES TO REMEMBER!

APRIL 4     MARTIN LUTHER KING

Remembering the civil rights leader and clergyman, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Dr. King was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee on April 4, 1968. 

 

APRIL 7      WORLD HEALTH DAY – KNOWITALL HEALTHY!

Health resources for students and families!

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APRIL 11    Yom HaShoah - HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE COLLECTION

(APRIL 12, 2018 - SUNSET ON APRIL 11)

Seared Souls: South Carolina Voices of the Holocaust: Trace the events of the Holocaust through the testimony of survivors who settled in South Carolina. Interviews are combined with dramatic archival footage for a powerful and moving record of the inhumanity that was experienced during the Holocaust.

S.C. Voices: Lessons from the HolocaustFull interviews with South Carolinians who survived the Holocaust and those who liberated the concentration camps or witnessed the atrocities that took place. 

 

APRIL 22    EARTH DAY - ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS COLLECTION

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You might be surprised at the wide assortment of topics in this collection, such as these!

View a few at a time or view them all! Choose a topic that interests you or one that you’re curious about!

There are too many available to list! Consider making recommendations to friends to view the ones you haven’t gotten to yet! ...

Toward the end of the alphabetical list are these assets that you won’t want to miss! Be sure to come back and explore them all! 

 

APRIL 30 INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY

 

IN ADDITION…

Be sure to check out WHAT ‘S NEW ON KNOWITALL!

Learn something new every day with our April Factoids!

 

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