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  • Wish Book: Literacy program gives low-income students the skills to succeed - San Jose Mercury News

    LITERACY NEWS - Google News
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:11 pm
    San Jose Mercury NewsWish Book: Literacy program gives low-income students the skills to succeedSan Jose Mercury NewsBut two years later, in 1999, she was thrown a lifeline: YES Reading, a literacy program founded by volunteers at Belle Haven Elementary School in Menlo Park, where Maldonado was in the second grade. That one-on-one tutoring program, now known as ...and more »
  • Teachmeet: 6th Feburary, Sheffield

    Information Literacy Weblog
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:00 am
    There will be a Teachmeet on 6 Feburary 2015 in Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, UK, 1.45-4.15 PM. "A chance for librarians from the region to meet up, share their experiences of teaching information skills and help each other out. Please bring along a success you would like to share, a resource to talk about, or an issue or problem you have encountered in your teaching with which you would like help. We will also have a short session on Flipping the Classroom in library teaching, led by Nicola Sayles." Book for this free event at…
  • How Do You Find Just the RIght Gift Book?

    THE NATIONAL CHILDREN'S BOOK AND LITERACY ALLIANCE
    18 Dec 2014 | 4:37 am
    Expert Tips for Finding Perfect Books for Special Young People this Holiday SeasonWhen you buy a special book for a child at Hanukkah, Christmas, or Kwanzaa, it helps your child to create emotional connections linking family, tradition, and reading. It also sends the message that receiving books is as pleasurable an experience as receiving toys. I asked Natacha Liuzzi, librarian and book buyer, for some age-pertinent book suggestions for gift giving this year. Natacha's youthful appearance belies the fact that she has years of experience connecting kids to books. For eight years, Natacha was…
  • Disciplinary Literacy: What about music and other subjects?

    Shanahan on Literacy
    15 Dec 2014 | 4:35 pm
    I’m a music education professor and music literacy is an area of research for me. I am intrigued by your work on disciplinary literacy and my colleague and I are interested in determining how disciplinary literacy could be applied to music. I’ve searched, but have found no research in this regard. Do you know of any? Also, I would love to hear your opinions regarding directions we could take as we look into this subject further. As of now, we see a need to look at music notation literacy as well as the literacy associated with writing about music. Further, we see four types of musical…
  • Cuddle Up with a Book

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    Samantha McGinnis
    16 Dec 2014 | 7:09 am
    The cold winter months are a wonderful time to share books with the people you love! Here are some great read-it-together books from the First Book Marketplace. If you work with kids in need, you can access these books and many more by signing up with First Book. The Snowman by Raymond Briggs Sometimes the most magical stories can be told without a single word. That is certainly true of The Snowman, which has been delighting children since 1978. In this picture book, Briggs tells the story of a boy whose snowman comes to life in the night and takes him on an incredible adventure. Even though…
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    LITERACY NEWS - Google News

  • Wish Book: Literacy program gives low-income students the skills to succeed - San Jose Mercury News

    18 Dec 2014 | 2:11 pm
    San Jose Mercury NewsWish Book: Literacy program gives low-income students the skills to succeedSan Jose Mercury NewsBut two years later, in 1999, she was thrown a lifeline: YES Reading, a literacy program founded by volunteers at Belle Haven Elementary School in Menlo Park, where Maldonado was in the second grade. That one-on-one tutoring program, now known as ...and more »
  • 5 Charities That Promote Literacy - mediabistro.com

    18 Dec 2014 | 12:02 pm
    5 Charities That Promote Literacymediabistro.comFirst Book Aside from buying books for holiday gifts, now is a great time of year to contribute to charity. To help encourage giving to causes that promote literacy, we have put together a list of 5 charities that help encourage reading among people
  • Literacy Center plans new space - KETV Omaha

    18 Dec 2014 | 6:53 am
    Literacy Center plans new spaceKETV OmahaSTEPHANIE HANSEN SEES POTENTIAL -- AT THE LITERACY SAME POTENTIAL LITERACY CENTER áSTAFF -- SAW IN RICO CAMPBELL -- LAST YEAR.( I got locked so I wanted to finish my education because I had dropped out at about 17 years old to ...and more »
  • New literacy program promotes family reading - The Daily News of Newburyport

    18 Dec 2014 | 5:20 am
    New literacy program promotes family readingThe Daily News of NewburyportGiven the numerous studies that link school readiness and future academic success to strong literacy skills, it's not always easy for families to incorporate reading and books into their everyday lives, whether from a lack of resources to allocate
  • Literacy Center prepares for move, more space - KETV Omaha

    17 Dec 2014 | 7:41 pm
    KETV OmahaLiteracy Center prepares for move, more spaceKETV Omaha—Literacy Center board chair Stephanie Hansen sees great potential in an empty space near 72nd and Jones streets. It's the same kind of potential the non-profit's staff saw in Rico E. Campbell, when he first became a Literacy Center student working to
 
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    Information Literacy Weblog

  • Teachmeet: 6th Feburary, Sheffield

    18 Dec 2014 | 1:00 am
    There will be a Teachmeet on 6 Feburary 2015 in Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, UK, 1.45-4.15 PM. "A chance for librarians from the region to meet up, share their experiences of teaching information skills and help each other out. Please bring along a success you would like to share, a resource to talk about, or an issue or problem you have encountered in your teaching with which you would like help. We will also have a short session on Flipping the Classroom in library teaching, led by Nicola Sayles." Book for this free event at…
  • Information Research: bumper issue!

    17 Dec 2014 | 1:30 am
    The new issue (vol. 19 no. 4) of open-access journal Information research consists of a normal issue plus a conference supplement, so lots of information behaviour research and some information literacy research too. For the regular issue, go to http://www.informationr.net/ir/19-4/infres194.html where articles include:- Arthur Taylor and Heather A. Dalal: Information literacy standards and the World Wide Web: results from a student survey on evaluation of Internet information sources- Ágústa Pálsdóttir: Preferences in the use of social media for seeking and communicating health and…
  • Web IQ test

    16 Dec 2014 | 3:20 pm
    The Pew Internet project released results of a "Web IQ test" adminstered to a representative (of the US population) sample of 1,066 internet users. It includes 17 questions, some relating to the origins of the internet and some slightly random (that's random in the non-statistical sense) questions about some people and things seen as important to the internet. They present the results overall, and also by age (younger people did better on the social media questions) and educational level (graduates did better generally) http://www.pewinternet.org/2014/11/25/web-iq/As the above page gives the…
  • MOOC Completion and Retention in the Context of Student Intent

    12 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    Interesting article based on analysis of "nine HarvardX courses, which had a total of 290,606 registrants and 79,525 survey responses". They use quantitative course data, plus responses from introductory course questionnaires in which MOOC learners were asked whether their intention was to complete the MOOC, to audit the MOOC, to browse it (plus there was an answer "unsure"). Although a larger proportion of people who said they were aiming at completion, did complete (22% of them), there were also people who said that they aimed just to browse or audit, but in fact completed (e.g. 6% who said…
  • Preview of the Horizon Project 2015 #NMChz

    12 Dec 2014 | 1:00 am
    There's a preview of the New Media Consortium's The Horizon Project 2015 "a high-level summary of an upcoming edition’s findings ... to provide a snapshot of the topics that will be explored in the final edition." The full report will be published in the new year. The Horizon report use panels of "experts" to identify what they think are trends in technology affecting education. It started with one report and now has a lot of different ones focusing on educational level and region (see http://redarchive.nmc.org/publications) e.g. most recently a European Schools edition.Personally, I have…
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    THE NATIONAL CHILDREN'S BOOK AND LITERACY ALLIANCE

  • How Do You Find Just the RIght Gift Book?

    18 Dec 2014 | 4:37 am
    Expert Tips for Finding Perfect Books for Special Young People this Holiday SeasonWhen you buy a special book for a child at Hanukkah, Christmas, or Kwanzaa, it helps your child to create emotional connections linking family, tradition, and reading. It also sends the message that receiving books is as pleasurable an experience as receiving toys. I asked Natacha Liuzzi, librarian and book buyer, for some age-pertinent book suggestions for gift giving this year. Natacha's youthful appearance belies the fact that she has years of experience connecting kids to books. For eight years, Natacha was…
  • Holiday Traditions in Washington, DC

    10 Dec 2014 | 5:33 am
    Share Holiday Traditions in Our Nation's Capitol with the Young People in Your LifeThe lighting ceremony of the National Menorah on the White House Ellipse will take place Tuesday, December 16th at 4:00 p.m. Tickets are FREE, but required for entry. To learn more, click here. Share the story of how the Christmas tree became a White House tradition and how farmers across America compete to grow the “Grand Champion” selected to adorn the White House each year in "Grand Champions of the White House" by Renee Critcher Lyons on OurWhiteHouse.orgRead about the history of the National…
  • NCBLA Ed Guides Help You Implement Common Core in the Classroom

    11 Nov 2014 | 2:17 pm
    Supplemental Education ResourcesCreated for In Search of WonderNow Available Onlinefor All Educators and LibrariansAre you looking for creative ways to implement outstanding fiction and nonfiction literature in your library and classroom using the Common Core English Language Standards? In Search of Wonder Author and Illustrator Steven KelloggPhoto (c) 2014 David RzeszotarskiThen be sure to check out the NCBLA's education support materials designed to supplement our recent interdisciplinary professional development day titled In Search of Wonder: Common Core and More, held in conjunction…
  • Two Hundred Years Later.

    31 Oct 2014 | 6:28 am
    This Year Marks 200th Anniversary of the Burning of the White House"Struggling to Stand"Copyright  (c) 2008 by Wendell MinorIn August of 1814, during the War of 1812, British troops marched into our nation's capital and set fire to the White House. In the NCBLA's  award-winning anthology Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out, young people can learn not only about the building of the White House, but also why it burned in 1814 through its incomparable collection of essays, personal accounts, historical fiction, poetry, and  stunning array of original art. Engage young…
  • Happy Anniversary "Star Spangled Banner!"

    20 Sep 2014 | 8:29 am
    September 2014 Marks the 200th Anniversary of Our National AnthemThis month marks the 200th anniversary of "The Star Spangled Banner." Did you know that our national anthem has its roots in a poem and a drinking song? And that baseball played a role in its history?Share the story of how Francis Scott Key's poem became our national anthem. It's all in "Star Spangled Presidents" by Helen Kampion on the NCBLA's education website OurWhiteHouse.org! Click here to read the article.The website OurWhiteHouse.org is the online education companion to the NCBLA's award-winning anthology Our White House:…
 
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    Shanahan on Literacy

  • Disciplinary Literacy: What about music and other subjects?

    15 Dec 2014 | 4:35 pm
    I’m a music education professor and music literacy is an area of research for me. I am intrigued by your work on disciplinary literacy and my colleague and I are interested in determining how disciplinary literacy could be applied to music. I’ve searched, but have found no research in this regard. Do you know of any? Also, I would love to hear your opinions regarding directions we could take as we look into this subject further. As of now, we see a need to look at music notation literacy as well as the literacy associated with writing about music. Further, we see four types of musical…
  • Second Language Powerpoints

    11 Dec 2014 | 7:42 pm
    Today I had a marvelous time presenting to Arizona teachers at the OELAS conference. I made a presentation on scaffolding complex texts for English language learners and one on teaching close reading with informational text. I think I have posted the latter before, but since I always change these a bit here is the most recent version. The text complexity presentation overlaps with past presentations on teaching with challenging text, but this version includes lots of examples of scaffolding for Spanish language students. Hope these are useful to you: Powerpoints
  • 'Tis the Season: Please Include Reading in Your Annual Giving

    8 Dec 2014 | 6:36 pm
    This is the time of year when we are most likely to open our hearts – and out pocketbooks – to the needs of others. And, as Charles Dickens suggested in A Christmas Carol, it would be wise to use our charitable giving to combat ignorance above all. How will we reduce poverty, pain, suffering, or illness without education?Annually, I scrutinize Charity Navigator to identify national and international charitable agencies that put books into the hands of children and that aim to improve children’s literacy and language. There are terrific local organizations that engage in such work too,…
  • Does a Listening Deficit Predict a Reading Deficit?

    30 Nov 2014 | 11:34 am
    In a recent workshop I attended, the following comment was made:"A child cannot read and comprehend at a level higher than they can listen and comprehend.  A deficit in listening comprehension predicts a deficit in reading comprehension." Could you explain this correlation further or refer me to professional reading material that would expound on this topic?          This long-standing claim is true, or sort of true. Or, to be perfectly correct, it’s true whenever it isn’t false. (And you thought those kinds of “perfectly clear” claims were gone just…
  • Upcoming Webinar on Close Reading

    30 Nov 2014 | 11:29 am
    I am doing an upcoming webinar on Close Reading that might be of interest to some school districts. This will take place on Tuesday, December 2, at 1:00PM-3:00PM EST.Details about this event are available at Shanahan Webinar on Close Reading
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  • Cuddle Up with a Book

    Samantha McGinnis
    16 Dec 2014 | 7:09 am
    The cold winter months are a wonderful time to share books with the people you love! Here are some great read-it-together books from the First Book Marketplace. If you work with kids in need, you can access these books and many more by signing up with First Book. The Snowman by Raymond Briggs Sometimes the most magical stories can be told without a single word. That is certainly true of The Snowman, which has been delighting children since 1978. In this picture book, Briggs tells the story of a boy whose snowman comes to life in the night and takes him on an incredible adventure. Even though…
  • Thanks To You, I’m More Motivated Than Ever

    Samantha McGinnis
    15 Dec 2014 | 1:59 pm
    Today’s guest blogger is Andrea Brunk, a physical therapist at the National Children’s Center Early Learning Center in Washington, DC. I work with children with cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, autism and other disabilities. The children in my program range from infants to five year olds. Our families do their best to meet their child’s unique needs, but it can be a challenge. Many are single or foster parents. Others are grandparents or teens. They face balancing their own schooling and long hours at work with supporting their children. They also have few, if any, books at home.
  • Feeling at Home this Holiday

    Marissa Wasseluk
    10 Dec 2014 | 12:27 pm
    Today’s guest blogger is Linette Claudio, Bilingual Coordinator at McAuliffe Elementary School in Chicago, IL. Linette Claudio in her classroom in the Logan Square neighborhood of Chicago. Remember a book character from your childhood that helped you through a time of growth and change? One that inspired you, helped you feel at home in our own skin and made you realize you weren’t alone. I believe that every child deserves to experience that kind of connection. I’m grateful that my students have, thanks to you and First Book. The kids in my Bilingual Transitional Program speak a…
  • Our Favorite Books for December

    Julia Hornaday
    8 Dec 2014 | 10:52 am
    Our five favorite books for the month of December feature caterpillars, pigs (both large and guinea), and several incredible heroines. All make perfect holiday gifts and can be found on the First Book Marketplace. PreK-1st (Ages 2-6) The Very Hungry Caterpillar / La oruga muy hambrienta written and illustrated by Eric Carle One of the most popular books on the First Book Marketplace is back after a brief hibernation in its cocoon. Eric Carle’s unique illustrations are as charming as they were 40 years ago, but now even more students can count along as our hungry friend eats its way through…
  • Investing in My Students

    Samantha McGinnis
    2 Dec 2014 | 6:53 am
    Today’s guest blogger is Lindsey Roache, Assistant Principal at University Heights Preparatory Academy in Indianapolis, Indiana. As a principal, I know that if my students are going to care about school, they have to know their school cares about them. Sometimes this means our school buys clothes, purchases bus passes, provides a Thanksgiving meal or adopts a family around the holidays. It also means we make sure our students have great books. We do our best, but we have limitations. My school has no library, therefore we have a limited amount of books. Our teachers dig into their own…
 
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  • 'Tis the season for long wish lists

    18 Dec 2014 | 1:52 pm
    Managing children's gift expectations can be challenging during the holiday season. Photo by David Buzzard/Special to The Chief The holiday season is a wonderful time, but it can be fraught with worry if children are expecting more than parents or caregivers can - or want - to give.
  • Molly Cantrell-Kraig uses a car as a vehicle to transform women

    18 Dec 2014 | 1:43 pm
    A woman walks with a child stroller across a street in San Francisco. Many women, including single mothers, have trouble holding down a job because they lack adequate transportation.
  • KPMG's 'Soup and Stories' campaign to help thousands of homeless children during the holidays

    18 Dec 2014 | 1:12 pm
    In its "Soup and Stories" campaign, KPMG's nationwide offices will build and donate "starter libraries," complete with 250 new books, to NAEHCY-affiliated organizations. The libraries will also collect canned goods for shelters that accept food donations, in an effort to resolve hunger and educational challenges as a result of homelessness.
  • Vocabulary Software Blog Recommends Fun Educational Indoor Activities For Children

    18 Dec 2014 | 12:54 pm
    Vocabulary builder software Ultimate Vocabulary hosts a new blog post by eReflect on how parents can make the most of indoor activities to promote learning . eReflect, designer of the power vocabulary building program, explains that "getting stuck indoors" is a phrase parents and kids alike need to discard.
  • USO Fort Hood Reopens Doors to Troops and Military Families with a New...

    18 Dec 2014 | 12:33 pm
    Renovated USO center to provide services and programs for more than 70,000 annual visitors in the Fort Hood community This is what the USO hopes to convey to the troops and families of Fort Hood-we are here to support and lift their spirits. Fort Hood military leadership joined the USO at the newly renovated USO Fort Hood Center for its grand reopening ceremony on Wednesday, December 17. After a three and a half month restoration, USO staff and volunteers welcomed guests into the new and improved home away from home for the Fort Hood military community.
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  • Cybertopia

    catepickens
    16 Dec 2014 | 9:04 am
    The concept and value of utopia has been assessed through literature for centuries, but has yet to see successful results in society. The twenty-first century and the millennial generation have seen the relevance of utopianism decline in educational, political, and philosophical discourses; dystopian novels are still being studied and evaluated, resurging in popularity while the idealistic notions of utopia fade. Turmoil in the twentieth century brought society closer to real-life dystopia then ever before; totalitarian efforts and experimentation to improve society resulted in devastation…
  • SEL and the Common Core, Part Two: Why Emotion Vocabulary Matters | Edutopia

    RBlake
    16 Dec 2014 | 5:02 am
    http://www.edutopia.org/blog/sel-and-common-core-part-two-why-emotion-vocabulary-matters-maurice-elias
  • How to Find the Answer: A Crayon, an Inquiry Board, and a Pre-Schooler’s Journey

    tmy_chronicles, phd
    16 Dec 2014 | 4:57 am
      An inquiry board helps our son to formulate and formalize creating questions and seeking answers. It’s also become a means through which we build a community invested in investigating both our interests and world.    Inquiry Board hanging in our sons’ room.     Kids ask a lot of questions. From the abstract to concrete, their mind is always turning and churning new ideas about their circumstances, experiences, and environment.  My oldest toddler son, turning three, is always peppering me with questions. I try to answer as many as I can, but I also realize…
  • How To Draw An Alien Invasion

    booksadventures
    16 Dec 2014 | 2:52 am
    How to Draw An Alien Invasion, by Louie Stowell and Freya Harrison, is in the Guardian children
  • Using Texts to Kindle Reading and Relationships  

    tmy_chronicles, phd
    16 Dec 2014 | 1:49 am
      Have a variety of books and materials that are immediately accessible for children to touch. Use them as a means to ignite inquiry and spark dialogue.     Kids are tactile. Having an array of resources within hands’ reach sparks their curiosity and instigates exploration, spawning the beginnings of inquiry and dialogue.  So I have devoted time to creating a room full of books, an in home library, housing hundreds of books we collected over the span of our lives (see recent blogpost “Building a Home Library: An Autobiographical and Intergenerational Bridge” at…
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