Click on a link below to learn more about the different reading programs and resources available at ASD:
Authors to Alaska »
A roundtable of members called "Authors to Alaska" (A2A, for short) made up of public, school and other librarians interested in coordinating author visits to Alaska.
Battle of the Books »
A statewide Alaskan reading motivation and comprehension program sponsored by the Alaska Association of School Librarians.
Young Reader's Choice
The Pacific Northwest Library Association's Young Reader's Choice Award is the oldest children's choice award in the U.S. and Canada. For YRC titles in the ASD Public Access Catalog, follow link to ASD PAC Online Catalog. For further children's choice award in the U.S. and Canada visit the Young Reader's Choice Web page.
- Houghton Mifflin » Link to ASD Elementary Literacy Support web page.
The Anchorage School district is using the School Board adopted reading program, Houghton Mifflin. Houghton Mifflin is based on scientific reading search. It includes the five essential elements outlined by the National Reading Panel for effectively teaching a comprehensive literacy program: Phonemic awareness; Phonics; Fluency; Vocabulary; and Comprehension. A complete list of ASD holdings can be viewed and printed from the Online Catalog;
Bibliographies and other resources (PDFs)