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Association for Middle Level Education
The Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE), formerly National Middle School Association has been a voice for those committed to the educational and developmental needs of young adolescents. AMLE is the only national education association dedicated exclusively to those in the middle grades.
North Carolina Middle School Association
NCMSA offers both professional resources and support for middle level advocates. You are invited to utilize the Association as a means to provide the very best for this unique age group of students.
Children’s literature resources:
- Children's Book Council -A non-profit trade association of children's book publishers and producers of related materials pertaining to children's books and literature.
- International Children's Digital Library -The ICDL Foundation promotes tolerance and respect for diverse cultures by providing access to the best of children's literature from around the world.
- Carol Hurst Children's Literature Site -This is a collection of reviews of great books for kids, ideas of ways to use them in the classroom and collections of books and activities about particular subjects, curriculum areas, themes and professional topics.
- Storyline Online -Streaming video program featuring famous people reading children's books aloud
- Coretta Scott King Book Award Curricular Resources -The Coretta Scott King Book Award, founded in 1969, honors books that "promote understanding and appreciation of the culture of all peoples and their contribution to the realization of the American dream of a pluralistic society."
For lesson planning:
NC Public Schools Department of Instruction
This site provides information on curriculum, licensure and employment in NC public schools systems.