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Using Reading Data to Improve Education

From WorldReader: At Worldreader, we like to say “data or it didn’t happen”. Realistically, if we’re to achieve quality education for all, we need data to make it happen.  There’s still a lot of uncertainty around how education is going to look in the coming months due to the pandemic. But one […]

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International Literacy Association issue on Reading

The March/April issue of Literacy Today is now available! This special issue highlights both the joys and the mechanics involved in the act of reading. In doing so, ILA focuses on how reading shapes us as well as the tools and building blocks needed for that to happen.

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Literacy Leaders Book

Best Practices of Literacy Leaders Keys to School Improvement Second Edition. Guilford Press, 2020. Edited by Allison Swan Dagen and Rita M. Bean 25% off with a special ILA member discount: $40.00, $30.00 GET IT HERE  ►  This authoritative text and practitioner resource has now been extensively revised and expanded with […]

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Research on School Librarians’ Impact on Literacy

Margaret Merga has three articles published on the impact of school librarians on students’ literacy: Merga, M. K. (2019). School libraries fostering children’s literacy and literature learning: mitigating the barriers. Literacy. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/331950946_School_libraries_fostering_children%27s_literacy_and_literature_learning_mitigating_the_barriers Merga, M. K. (2019). How do librarians in schools support struggling readers?. English in Education, 53(2), 145-160. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/04250494.2018.1558030 […]

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IFLA Toolkit for Library Engagement in Literacy and Reading Strategies

IFLA Toolkit for Library Engagement in Literacy and Reading Strategies Discovering the Content of a Library Gift Package for Young Parents at Masaryk Public Library Vsetín, Michal Kovác, CC BY 4.0, https://bit.ly/2KRJSiR IFLA’s new toolkit aims to help library associations, institutions and individual library and information workers to advocate for […]

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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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National Book Awards 2019

The National Book Foundation has announced its book award finalists for 2019. In the young people’s literature, the finalists include: Pet (A. Emezi), Look Both Ways (J. Reynolds), Patron Saints of Nothing (R. Ribay), Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All (L. Ruby). Finalists in four other categories have also been […]

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