When Children Read the World: Books That Lead the Way

Teachers, Grades 2–5

What books support social-emotional learning and diversify your classroom library?  Carol Jago, former President of NCTE, shares her top social and emotional-focused picks that situate your students within real-world settings, both past and present.  Learn strategies that invite classroom discussion that allow children to ask themselves, “I wonder what I would have done?”.

Read more on the blog, Helping Children Read the World: Stories From History for more from Carol Jago.

Meet Our Speaker
An author on HMH's Into Reading® and Into Literature® programs, Carol Jago has been a teacher for 32 years. She is associate director of the California Reading and Literature Project at UCLA and is past president of the National Council of Teachers of English.


Presentation slides from Carol Jago’s When Children Read the World: Books That Lead the Way.


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