Monthly Archive for November, 2019

English teachers’ reading position statement

The U.S. National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) has created a new *position statement* <http://www2.ncte.org/statement/independent-reading/> regarding independent reading. Here’s a great quote from their statement: *It is imperative that students develop reading stamina—the ability to sustain mental effort without scaffolds or adult support—that allows them to comprehend increasingly complex […]

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International Children’s Day

Here is a blog from IFLA for International Children’s Day :  https://blogs.ifla.org/lpa/2019/11/20/school-libraries-deliver-on-the-rights-of-the-child/

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Learning Environment and Resources Report

The following report is a research-based position paper about the importance of a supportive learning environment with high quality resources. The report states:”All educators .. have a responsible to ensure responsiveness within instruction, books, assessments, and digital spaces for all students.” International Literacy Association. (2019). Right to Supportive Learning Environments […]

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Literacy Statement Response

“The International Association for School Librarianship’s (IASL) Executive Board composed a response to the International Literacy Association (ILA) Position Statement entitled: “Children’s Rights to Excellent Literacy Instruction” <https://www.literacyworldwide.org/docs/default-source/where-we-stand/ila-childrens-rights-to-excellent-literacy-instruction.pdf>. Please read IASL’s response to ILA https://drive.google.com/file/d/1x5tWQNormku0u5xA1AbIXr3VQxcCFbN-/view?usp=sharing. If you support IASL’s response, please sign here and indicate your literacy associations to express your […]

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