What Shall I Read Next?
This resource is a Language Arts student activity that utilizes Utah's Online Library resources - specifically the EBSCO NoveList K-8 Plus database - to help teachers and students find books of interest to K-12 readers.
About Utah's Online Library
Utah's Online Library provides Utah educators and students free access to high-quality reference collections such as EBSCO, Gale Reference Collection, World Book, eMedia, and LearningExpress Library.
This activity was designed to help educators utilize this amazing resource in their classrooms.
Note: Utah educators and students visiting Utah's Online Library from a school computer should be automatically authenticated. When at home, students must use the home access login which their teacher or school media specialist can provide. Utah educators can use either their my.uen login or the home access login.
Essential Question: Is a good read always a great book?
Are your 3rd graders obsessed with Amelia Bedelia and you’re looking for additional engaging books with a similar lexile level? Have your 5th graders magically zoomed through Harry Potter and you’re looking for other fantasy titles? Do you need some book suggestions for some of your 8th grade reluctant readers?
NoveList K-8 Plus is a fantastic tool that can be invaluable in providing lists of great reads for kids. In addition to book recommendations, it also has professional reviews and teaching ideas. You can search by title, author, lexile level, genre, series, subject, etc.
Look for NoveList K-8 Plus in the EBSCO databases of Utah's Online Library. You’ll find NoveList K-8 Plus to help you and your students find just the right book.
Curriculum Connection: Language Arts
Range of reading and complexity of text for K-12 readers