Monday, August 16, 2010

Joe Hayes and Tim Tingle @ TEACHINGBOOKS.NET

TEACHINGBOOKS.NET is one of the most interesting and enterprising online educational programs that Cinco Puntos has collaborated with in the promotion of literacy. Knowing that school districts have stringent rules regarding internet usage for teachers and students, teachingbooks.net reviews materials for educational appropriateness. They serve as a gatekeeper of sorts, doing a job that schools and teachers simply don’t have the time or resources to do. Students and teachers can listen to podcasts, watch video and even hear the authors pronounce their names. Teachers can research materials and books and get ideas about teaching reading and writing. And administrators can then feel safe when their teachers and students visit teachingbooks.net.

We’re delighted that TEACHINGBOOKS.NET has featured Cinco Puntos Press authors Joe Hayes and Tim Tingle. Do yourself a favor and take a free ride at teachingbooks.net and listen to these two master storytellers--

Hear Joe Hayes introduce and read an excerpt from Dance, Nana, Dance / Baila, Nana, Baila
Hear Joe Hayes introduce and read an excerpt from Tell Me a Cuento / Cuentame un story
Hear Joe Hayes share the story and pronunciation of his name

Hear Tim Tingle introduce and read an excerpt from Saltypie: A Choctaw Journey from Darkness Into Light
Hear Tim Tingle introduce and read an excerpt from Crossing Bok Chitto: A Choctaw Tale of Friendship and Freedom
Hear Tim Tingle share the story and pronunciation of his name






Here's what teachingbooks.net says about itself:

TeachingBooks.net an easy-to-use website that adds a multimedia dimension to the reading experiences of children's and young adult books. Our online database is developed and maintained to include thousands of resources about fiction and nonfiction books used in the K–12  environment, with every resource selected to encourage the integration of multimedia author and book materials into reading and library activities.

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