Monthly Archive for August, 2018

Global read aloud

Global collaborations can create empathy and help kids understand other cultures. Connect your students with classrooms around the world by joining the 2018 Global Read Aloud. Sign up now and begin planning for October: https://theglobalreadaloud.com/

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Read-aloud resources

Read-alouds can not only improve students’ vocabulary, understanding of syntax, and grasp of story structure, but also be a source of enjoyment and instill in them a love of books. Use these online resources to improve your own dramatic reading aloud skills and recommend them to parents to use at […]

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Reading and school libraries study

Singaporean Loh Chin Ee studied the reading habits of Singapore teenagers based on a survey conducted in six secondary schools between January and March 2017. The research question that guided this survey was: What are the reading habits and practices of Singapore adolescents between 12 to 17 years old? This […]

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Standards for preparing literacy professionals

Standards for the Preparation of Literacy Professionals 2017 sets forth the criteria for developing and evaluating preparation programs for literacy professionals. Developed by literacy experts across the United States, the standards focus on the knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary for effective educational practice in a specific role and highlight contemporary […]

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American Library Association conference

Over 20,000 librarians and supporters attended the American Library Association conference in New Orleans June 23-26. Several sessions informed teacher librarians. ALA’s Research and Statistics Committee created a research agenda, which can guide IASL research efforts. The four priorities include: measuring the library’s impact; strengthening the library’s adaptive responses to […]

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