Jumpstart

Jumpstart

Pre-K Resources for Early Childhood Literacy I have two daughters and come from a family where reading was experienced at a very early age. I was a fourth grade teacher when I had my first daughter and remember wondering what I could do for her to best prepare her for...
Reading Partners

Reading Partners

A few years ago I facilitated a teacher workshop and to kick things off we posed a question. We asked teachers how they came to be a reader. We asked them to identify the key that opened the door for them. Participants immediately woke up that lazy morning and became...
Read to a Child

Read to a Child

Meet Our Friends: Read to a Child We’ve got the scoop from Maricor Garaniel, a Program Manager at Read to a Child.  How about sharing a story with us about your earliest experience learning to read or a favorite childhood book? My mother told me she read Peter Rabbit...
Our BFFs in Literacy

Our BFFs in Literacy

As a former classroom teacher and current reading specialist, probably the most important thing I can do is find the key to unlock the love of reading for every child. That is not the same for every child so there is work to do in order to find that hook for each...
Reach Out and Read

Reach Out and Read

Reach Out and Read Reach Out and Read is an evidence based nonprofit organization promoting early literacy and school readiness in pediatric exam rooms nationwide. They’ve got 28,000 doctors, nurses and medical providers raising awareness on the programs...
National Institute for Literacy

National Institute for Literacy

Developing Early Literacy Conventional reading and writing skills that are developed in the years from birth to age 5 have a clear and consistently strong relationship with later conventional literacy skills. Additionally, six variables representing early literacy...

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