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International Literacy Day


No re-blog today… Folks in places like Australia have already begun celebrating International Literacy Day… I’m publishing this at the very beginning of September 8th in the USA… UNESCO { United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization },whose motto is “Building peace in the minds of men and women”, has a special celebratory place for its Theme […]

Keep it R.E.A.L.! Relevant, Engaging, and Affirming Literacy for Adolescent English Learners by Mary Amanda (Mandy) Stewart


Originally posted on Nerdy Book Club:
As a twenty-two-year-old, I completed my student teaching in an 8th grade Reading class for students new to the country. My cooperating teacher told me, “It’s just like teaching Pre-K to teenagers!” Even my much younger self knew something was not quite right about that statement. Did these adolescents…

Top Ten Picture Books to Use to Teach Digital Literacy by Erin Marone


Originally posted on Nerdy Book Club:
According to Common Sense Media, children spend an average of six hours a day with media while teenagers spend an average of nine hours a day with media. With screen time at an all time high, it is important educators tackle digital literacy topics within their curriculum such as…

Language, Literacy, Imagination, and Reading-Aloud


Originally posted on A Teacher's Reflections:
People often ask why I chapter read.  After all, many of the children in my classroom are are three-years-old.  When we chapter read, the children don’t have an image from a picture book.  They have to make the pictures in their head.  That requires language development.  The more…

Fighting Illiteracy ~ WorldReader


This will be the 17th post I’ve done about WorldReader—if you put its name in the search bar up there, you’ll find this post and 16 others… They sent me an email the other day with this exciting headline: Our Read To Kids Partnership Reaches 200,000! from WorldReader: “Two years ago, we asked ourselves a question: […]