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  • Low literacy rates hamper Papua development - Jakarta Post

    LITERACY NEWS - Google News
    30 Jun 2015 | 2:50 am
    Low literacy rates hamper Papua developmentJakarta PostThe high rate of illiteracy in Papua's two provinces has stalled development programs in the region, an official has said. The head of Papua's Family Welfare and People's Empowerment Agency, Donatus Mote, said on Tuesday that the region's medium-term ...
  • New issue of Communications in Information Literacy

    Information Literacy Weblog
    29 Jun 2015 | 1:00 am
    The latest issue of the open access journal Communications in Information Literacy (voliume 9 number 1) is available. Articles include:- “Mind-Blowing”: Fostering Self-Regulated Learning in Information Literacy Instruction by Eveline Houtman- Education Theory and Pedagogy for Practical Library Instruction: How to Learn What We Really Need to Know by Molly Montgomery- A Decade of Critical Information Literacy: A Review of the Literature by Eamon Tewell- Motivational Design in Information Literacy Instruction by Amanda Kathryn Nichols Hess- Teaching and Learning Information Synthesis: An…
  • Keep Your Kids Reading This Summer

    THE NATIONAL CHILDREN'S BOOK AND LITERACY ALLIANCE
    3 Jun 2015 | 5:17 am
    Reading Rockets Provides Engaging Summer Reading Resources With the coming of summer comes summer reading! And Reading Rockets has lots of resources and ideas you can share to help caring adults encourage kids to learn, read, and have fun in the summer sun.    Start with a Bookfeatures 24 kid-friendly themes, like dinosaurs, building, animals, sports, superheroes, music and more! Each theme introduces young readers and their families to great fiction and nonfiction books, along with hands-on activities that support reading, writing, and critical thinking skills and links to…
  • Making Whole Class Work More Effective

    Shanahan on Literacy
    20 Jun 2015 | 9:24 am
              Recently, I wrote about the quandary of grouping. Small group instruction supports greater student engagement, higher amounts of interaction, greater opportunity for teacher observation, and more student learning. However, the benefits of small group are balanced by the relative ineffectiveness of most seatwork activities. Subtracting the downside of working on one's own away from the teacher from the clear benefits of small group teaching, one ends up with little advantage to all of the effort of orchestrating the small-group oriented…
  • Monthly Book List: Our Five Favorite Books for June

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    Samantha McGinnis
    23 Jun 2015 | 6:45 am
    This month’s book list features stories about two adorable pigs and jazz trailblazer Melba Doretta Liston. Flip through a page-turning mystery inspired by Chinese folklore, find a magical pen that can finish homework and learn about a man who inspired millions of students worldwide. Pre-K – K (Ages 3-6): Toot and Puddle Written and illustrated by Holly Hobbie Heartwarming and utterly adorable, this modern classic celebrates small moments, friendship, individuality, and the joy of spending time with the people (or pigs) you love. A terrific read-aloud! Grades 1-2 (ages 6-8): Little…
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    LITERACY NEWS - Google News

  • Low literacy rates hamper Papua development - Jakarta Post

    30 Jun 2015 | 2:50 am
    Low literacy rates hamper Papua developmentJakarta PostThe high rate of illiteracy in Papua's two provinces has stalled development programs in the region, an official has said. The head of Papua's Family Welfare and People's Empowerment Agency, Donatus Mote, said on Tuesday that the region's medium-term ...
  • Washington County agencies partner for financial literacy program - Herald-Mail Media

    29 Jun 2015 | 2:05 pm
    Herald-Mail MediaWashington County agencies partner for financial literacy programHerald-Mail MediaUnited Way Executive Director Melissa Reabold said a two-year grant worth $65,000 will allow some organizations to provide education to individuals and families on financial literacy, and the program could be for people who are constantly struggling or ...and more »
  • All set for grade 4 literacy, numeracy tests — Education Ministry - Jamaica Observer

    29 Jun 2015 | 1:09 pm
    Jamaica ObserverAll set for grade 4 literacy, numeracy tests — Education MinistryJamaica ObserverKINGSTON, Jamaica – Just under 15,000 students who previously sat the Grade Four Literacy Test and Grade Four Numeracy Test will be doing so again on Tuesday and Wednesday. The Ministry of Education in a release Monday said 14,998 repeaters ...Grade-four students to be tested todayJamaica Gleaner (subscription)all 2 news articles »
  • Grant to help five Mount Airy schools with early literacy - Philadelphia Public School Notebook (blog)

    29 Jun 2015 | 12:13 pm
    Philadelphia Public School Notebook (blog)Grant to help five Mount Airy schools with early literacyPhiladelphia Public School Notebook (blog)The Mount Airy Schools Coalition announced a new neighborhood-wide early literacy campaign last week, with the goal of having all students reading proficiently by the end of 3rd grade. The campaign, called Mount Airy Reads, is funded in large part by a ...
  • CedarBridge gets double literacy boost - Royal Gazette

    29 Jun 2015 | 12:08 pm
    Royal GazetteCedarBridge gets double literacy boostRoyal GazetteA new Accelerated Reading Library giving CedarBridge Academy students access to thousands of new books has been opened. The opening comes as the school looks to double its Community Literacy Volunteer Programme with the help of the Reading ...CedarBridge doubles literacy volunteer programme, launches new library Today in BermudaCedarBridge Launches New Library CollectionBernewsall 2 news articles »
 
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    Information Literacy Weblog

  • New issue of Communications in Information Literacy

    29 Jun 2015 | 1:00 am
    The latest issue of the open access journal Communications in Information Literacy (voliume 9 number 1) is available. Articles include:- “Mind-Blowing”: Fostering Self-Regulated Learning in Information Literacy Instruction by Eveline Houtman- Education Theory and Pedagogy for Practical Library Instruction: How to Learn What We Really Need to Know by Molly Montgomery- A Decade of Critical Information Literacy: A Review of the Literature by Eamon Tewell- Motivational Design in Information Literacy Instruction by Amanda Kathryn Nichols Hess- Teaching and Learning Information Synthesis: An…
  • Improving chances of prostate cancer survival in black African men: information behaviour #i3rgu

    26 Jun 2015 | 5:04 am
    Nearly the final session of the i3 conference .The last presentation I attended was authored by Laura Muir and Chikezie Emele, and presented by Emele, on Improving chances of prostate cancer survival in black African men: a study of the information needs of this high-risk group in the UK and S.E. NigeriaProstate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among Nigerian men: Emele presented some statistics showing the high prevelance, and identified that even this is not likely to show the true extent. There are "health disparities in diseases and mortality in the African rural population",…
  • An information conundrum: Dorothy Williams at #i3rgu

    26 Jun 2015 | 3:56 am
    The final keynote from the i3 conference was from Dorothy Williams (original chair ofthe i3 conference) on An information conundrum. She defined a conundrum as an "intricate and difficult problem".A central problem was "In an information world - a world which already recognises the importance of information - how can we tell the world how important information is?". This tied back to some of the arguments of the first keynote speaker, Olof Sundin. As he said, information has become an everyday part of life, and (quoting Floridi) the "information revolution" affects our understanding of…
  • a qualitative study of information avoidance behaviour of female academics in Saudi Arabia #i3rgu

    26 Jun 2015 | 2:29 am
    More liveblogging from the final day of the i3 conference in Aberdeen. Mark Hepworth presented research results of his doctoral student Fatmah Almehmadi on Categories of information avoidance: a qualitative study of information avoidance behaviour of female academics in Saudi Arabia. This contributes to information behaviour (IB) research, particularly non-purposive IB, and IB outside the Western context.Almehmadi on had identified categories for information acquisition, information avoidance and information sharing: avoidance was the focus of this paper. There were motivations for avoidance…
  • Information Seeking Behaviour of International Students in Japan #i3rgu

    26 Jun 2015 | 2:19 am
    Liveblogging the final day of the i3 conference in Aberdeen. Meriem Tebourbi presented a paper coauthored with Hideo Joh: Information Seeking Behaviour of International Students: A Case study of the University of Tsukuba, Japan . Her research aim was to uncover the information needs of international students at the university and to understand the patterns of information seeking behaviour. This was done through an online questionnaire aimed at English speaking students at the university.The background is the growing internationalisation of Japanese higher education, with the Ministry of…
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    THE NATIONAL CHILDREN'S BOOK AND LITERACY ALLIANCE

  • Keep Your Kids Reading This Summer

    3 Jun 2015 | 5:17 am
    Reading Rockets Provides Engaging Summer Reading Resources With the coming of summer comes summer reading! And Reading Rockets has lots of resources and ideas you can share to help caring adults encourage kids to learn, read, and have fun in the summer sun.    Start with a Bookfeatures 24 kid-friendly themes, like dinosaurs, building, animals, sports, superheroes, music and more! Each theme introduces young readers and their families to great fiction and nonfiction books, along with hands-on activities that support reading, writing, and critical thinking skills and links to…
  • Celebrating Poetry Month

    20 Apr 2015 | 8:12 am
    The Horn Book Interviews Poet Nikki GrimesIn honor of Poetry Month, the Horn Book's Robin Smith recently interviewed acclaimed poet for young people Nikki Grimes. Here is an excerpt:QUESTION: As you travel and engage with children, how do you inspire in them an interest in reading and writing poetry?ANSWER: That interest is already in them. Poetry is a huge part of their childhood, from the ABC song to jump-rope rhymes to “Ring Around the Rosie.” Stoking that interest only requires sharing poems with them to which they can relate. One whiff of poetry about the stuff of their own…
  • Looking for Quality Books for the Kids in Your Life?

    24 Mar 2015 | 10:51 am
    Check out the Bank Street College Center for Children's Literature BEST OF THE BEST List of Books Published for Kids 0-18 in 2014!The Bank Street College Center for Children's Literature recently published The Best Children’s Books of the Year, 2015 Edition, which includes more than 600 titles chosen by the Children’s Book Committee as the best of the best published in 2014. In choosing books for the annual list, reviewers consider literary quality and excellence of presentation as well as the potential emotional impact of the books on young readers. Other criteria include…
  • An Easy and FREE Way to Help the NCBLA

    9 Mar 2015 | 2:30 pm
    Register the NCBLA as Your AmazonSmile Charity andHelp Us Raise Funds to Continue Our Mission    AmazonSmile, the charitable foundation of Amazon.com, provides an easy way to support charities like the NCBLA each time you shop online. All you need to do is register the NCBLA as your AmazonSmile charity recipient, and AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases directly to the NCBLA at no extra cost!To register, just visit smile.amazon.com and select National Children's Book and Literacy Alliance Inc as your charity of choice. Once you have registered, the NCBLA will…
  • February Is Presidents Month!

    2 Feb 2015 | 7:47 am
    Get Kids Excited About Presidential History Using the Award-Winning Anthology Our White House: Looking In, Looking OutExciting stories, informative essays, humorous poetry, and extraordinary art can help kids engage in the past and make connections with our present and future. A perfect resource for learning more about American and presidential history that provides all of this and MORE is the NCBLA's award-winning anthology Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out.With Our White House, kids can learn about the building of the White House--and why it once burned. They can engage with intimate…
 
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    Shanahan on Literacy

  • Making Whole Class Work More Effective

    20 Jun 2015 | 9:24 am
              Recently, I wrote about the quandary of grouping. Small group instruction supports greater student engagement, higher amounts of interaction, greater opportunity for teacher observation, and more student learning. However, the benefits of small group are balanced by the relative ineffectiveness of most seatwork activities. Subtracting the downside of working on one's own away from the teacher from the clear benefits of small group teaching, one ends up with little advantage to all of the effort of orchestrating the small-group oriented…
  • A Disciplinary Literacy Bibliography

    7 Jun 2015 | 7:41 pm
    These days I hear a lot of reading authorities talking (and writing) about disciplinary literacy, but they really mean adolescent literacy or content area reading and writing. They don't understand the distinction that is being made.Disciplinary literacy refers to the specialized or somewhat unique texts or text features in those texts that are the province of a particular field of study and the specialized approaches to reading and writing texts used by experts in a field of study. Thus, historians, because they create, communicate, and evaluate a different kind of knowledge than scientists,…
  • To Group or Not to Group-- That is the question

    2 Jun 2015 | 2:22 pm
    A teacher’s (thoughtful) questions: We’re being told to spend about 30 minutes delivering whole group instruction and then spend the next 60 minutes meeting with small groups of students while the other students work in literacy stations to practice skills previously taught either independently or in partners/groups.  This framework seemed helpful because when I had a class of 27 students, I needed a structure for how to be able to meet with more than one small group per day and by sending students to independently practice skills in stations, I was then freed up to meet…
  • An Argument About Matching Texts to Students

    17 May 2015 | 11:23 pm
    A reader wrote:My main response is toward your general notion of the research surrounding teaching kids "at their level." First, I think the way you're describing instructional/skill levels obfuscates the issue a bit. Instructional level, by definition, means the level at which a child can benefit from instruction, including with scaffolding. Frustrational, by definition, means the instruction won't work. Those levels, like the terms "reinforcement & punishment" for example, are defined by their outcomes, not intentions. If a child learned from the instruction, the instruction was on the…
  • How Much Text Complexity Can Teachers Scaffold?

    13 May 2015 | 6:34 am
    How much of a "gap" can be compensated through differentiation? If my readers are at a 400 Lexile level, is there an effective way to use a 820 level chapter book?             This is a great question. (Have you ever noticed that usually means the responder thinks he has an answer).             For years, teachers were told that students had to be taught with books that matched their ability, or learning would be reduced. As a teacher I bought into those notions. I tested every…
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  • Monthly Book List: Our Five Favorite Books for June

    Samantha McGinnis
    23 Jun 2015 | 6:45 am
    This month’s book list features stories about two adorable pigs and jazz trailblazer Melba Doretta Liston. Flip through a page-turning mystery inspired by Chinese folklore, find a magical pen that can finish homework and learn about a man who inspired millions of students worldwide. Pre-K – K (Ages 3-6): Toot and Puddle Written and illustrated by Holly Hobbie Heartwarming and utterly adorable, this modern classic celebrates small moments, friendship, individuality, and the joy of spending time with the people (or pigs) you love. A terrific read-aloud! Grades 1-2 (ages 6-8): Little…
  • This is a Life He Never Imagined

    Samantha McGinnis
    18 Jun 2015 | 1:13 pm
    When Antwon’s kids get a little older, he plans to tell them what he’s been through. A 25-year-old father of three, he’s working hard to give them all a better life. Today, he is employed as a plumber, studying to get his GED and has completed a leadership and empowerment program for young fathers… twice. But this is a life he never imagined. Antwon grew up in the Woodland Terrace housing development in Washington, DC where many families live off an annual income of $7000 per year. “My mother worked on and off. She was raising five kids. She was struggling.” When his siblings’…
  • Our Crazy Summer Reading Program Was A Go!

    Samantha McGinnis
    16 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    Today’s Guest Blogger is Amy Bartilotti, the Communities in Schools Site Coordinator at Bellwood Elementary School in Chesterfield, VA. Summer is particularly difficult for kids from low-income families. With few books at home and limited access to libraries, they often fall behind. Last year, my colleagues and I decided to dream big, ignore budgets and create a summer reading program to help our at-risk readers. No more than an hour after we had made our final plans, we got an email from First Book. Oh my goodness! We were getting hundreds of brand-new books! Our crazy reading program…
  • A Year-Round Need for Books

    Samantha McGinnis
    9 Jun 2015 | 1:49 pm
    Summer is almost here. But that doesn’t mean teachers, program leaders and the kids they serve don’t need books. Kids need books year-round, and this is especially true in the summer. During the school year, kids rely on their classroom and school libraries for books and other educational resources. But when school lets out, many kids, especially those in low-income communities, are left without the tools they need to keep reading and learning. They may not have books at home. Their community library may be hard to access. And this stands as a barrier to their ability to succeed…
  • Thank A Teacher

    Samantha McGinnis
    4 Jun 2015 | 11:48 am
    Educators leave a lasting impression on every mind that crosses their path. As another school year comes to a close,  show your gratitude to a teacher in your life by sending them this card today. The post Thank A Teacher appeared first on First Book Blog.
 
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  • Patterson announces first round of grants to schools

    30 Jun 2015 | 4:59 am
    James Patterson is announcing the first round of school libraries to receive grants from an initiative he and Scholastic Reading Club launched in March, and he continues to raise the amount of money he will donate. The best-selling and prolific author said Tuesday that $500,000 has been given to 127 schools, from Berryville Middle School in Arkansas to the Pierre Indian Learning Center in South Dakota.
  • Technology Education Resources App Tackles Truancy, Rewards Attendance

    30 Jun 2015 | 3:14 am
    Announcing Earn2Learn, the technology education resources behind a mobile phone app dedicated to changing the way parents track and reward student's good attendance and combat truancy . Valerie Genco, entrepreneur and mother of two college age girls is betting that her new phone app Earn2Learn will revolutionize the way parents track and reward children for good attendance, tackle truancy and earn funding for schools.
  • Steven Douglas Associates & Jason Taylor Foundation Reach $1,000,000...

    30 Jun 2015 | 12:07 am
    Steven Douglas Associates and the Jason Taylor Foundation celebrated another successful fundraising campaign to benefit the Jason Taylor Reading Room, a comprehensive, after-school program addressing academic challenges among inner-city youth, particularly in the areas of literacy. Their 2015 campaign successfully raised more than $200,000 bringing their six year total to over $1,000,000.
  • New Book by Justin Bivins Shares Battle with Anxiety Disorder

    29 Jun 2015 | 11:10 pm
    At times in his life, author Justin Bivins felt like he was watching his life from outside his body. He was anxious; his skin felt like rubber.
  • MomentumTHESE Olympics are Gold

    29 Jun 2015 | 10:52 pm
    As Americans, we tend to think we are the greatest country on Earth. Few ever question whether this is really so.
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  • Orwell Must Be Laughing in His Grave

    Council Nedd
    26 Jun 2015 | 10:29 am
    “… some of the animals remembered–or thought they remembered–that the Sixth
  • Mirror Books: A Company Built on Faith

    Theresa R.
    26 Jun 2015 | 10:10 am
    Mirror Books: A Company Built on Faith May 2007 –  One week before my 29th birthday, I hear the pastor of Greencastle Christian Church say, “pay attention to the burdens on your heart.  It may be God trying to tell you something. If there is something you have been thinking about for a while, something that just won’t go away, you should do it.” April 2013 – I am a single mom to three boys (12, 10, 4), full-time college student and working 30 hours a week.  I have little time think about starting my own business. However, when I receive an invitation to attend Start-Up…
  • The Advancement of Technology

    katrinaurmatam
    26 Jun 2015 | 6:27 am
    If hip-hop dancing had its “old school” era where the beats could still be counted with the basic 1, 2, 3, it now has its “new school” where the music evolved to a lot more electronic-type of sound where every beat can’t be easily followed unlike before. Just like in the evolution of our media, which also had its different eras or ages. As discussed before, media has its Stone, Prehistoric, Industrial, Modern and New Age. From sticks and stones, to paper and our alphabet, to our old electronics and new ones now, all revolve around the forms of media. It all started from only the…
  • what would i do if i could

    jbelfinfrance
    26 Jun 2015 | 5:14 am
    nous partirons adriana lima et moi. nous conduire des voitures rapides. Alors nous quitterons nos emplois en habiter dans le côté d’une montagne. Chaque matin je nagerais dans mon piscine intérieure et Adriana Lima Irait font quelques squats. le soir nous ferions surf dans le grand vagues. Quelle vie
  • Term Two

    TahrimaK
    26 Jun 2015 | 5:06 am
    What I’m up to: 1. Reading intervention groups After analysing the data from the early grade reading assessments, I’ve picked 30 pupils to work with on improving/developing literacy skills. I’ve divided the pupils into 3 groups of 10 and I meet with them twice a week to cover alphabetic and phonemic awareness, comprehension and fluency. I love working with the kids so closely and seeing their progress.  2. Full class instruction Once a week, I do full class literacy instruction in P4. The class teacher, Robert, helps me by translating and assisting the pupils who have a…
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