Articles about early literacy


How to help struggling young readers

Last updated: 07/14/2018

BRONX, N.Y. — The end of third grade is a turning point for young readers; it’s where skilled readers take off, finally able to competently read a variety of texts, and struggl

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Technology and Kids in the Library at #alaac18 - ALSC Blog

Last updated: 07/10/2018

As children’s librarians, we’re constantly asking ourselves what’s best for the young patrons we serve day-to-day. After all, though we’re not their primary caregivers, we

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State Reading Lists & the Early Literacy Librarian - ALSC Blog

Last updated: 07/10/2018

One of my favorite tools in my librarian toolbox are our state reading lists. Before I get into the reasons that the state reading lists are awesome, I’ll give you a quick overvi

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Little Yogis @ Your Library - ALSC Blog

Last updated: 07/09/2018

Yoga Story Time programs are a really great way to incorporate movement and mindfulness into your classic early literacy story time offerings. I was inspired to start offering Yoga

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Visual Schedules: Making Programs Accessible for All - ALSC Blog

Last updated: 07/09/2018

I’ve been using visual schedules in my Sensory Storytime programming for years. It’s a tip I gathered by observing teachers working with special education students in their cla

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New evidence on the benefits of small group math instruction for young children

Last updated: 07/01/2018

We describe the findings from a randomized evaluation of a one-year kindergarten math enrichment program, the High 5s program. The program was designed to provide small-group math

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Why summer programs are critical for children's development

Last updated: 06/16/2018

“I just don’t know what I’m going to do with Jonah. Today is the last day of his afterschool program, but there are still two weeks before school is out. And then what am I g

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5 questions with Sara Watson – Joe Waters – Medium

Last updated: 05/01/2018

Sara Watson is the Global Director ofReadyNation, a business membership group that supports executives to promote public and private investments that help build the future workforc

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