Archive for the 'Reading Promotion' Category

American Library Association Conference: Focus on Literacy and Reading

This year, the American Library Association (ALA) held their annual conference virtually. While it limited networking, it also enabled more people to attend (because of cost, travel expenses, time). Furthermore, several sessions were available online on demand, so one could potentially attend more sessions than if attending physically. I was […]

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Longitudinal Literacy Study

Dr. Stephen Krashen, international linguistics scholar, and his colleagues have completed the third phase of his longitudinal study of significant factors in children’s levels of literacy. Using the PIRLS test, he found that school libraries and their collections were the main contributing factor, and made up for some of the […]

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Center for Children’s Books Webinars

A crossroads for critical inquiry, professional training, and educational outreach, the Center for Children’s Books (CCB) at the iSchool at Illinois is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. In its dual role as research collection and educational community, the Center has a national impact on the future of reading and readers. […]

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Libraries, Literacy and Equity

Please see the invite and link to Libraries, Literacy,  and Equity: A Virtual Conversation on 2/25 at 11 ET with Dr. Hayden and Tracie Hall, Director of ALA.  Feel free to forward the link to others. Everyone can register at this link. Also feel free to share the virtual invitation, which you can find here.

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World Read Aloud Day

Read how Helena, Montana schools have launched different campaigns and activities to encourage reading – at https://www.ktvh.com/news/helena-public-schools-begin-campaigns-with-world-read-aloud-day

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European Read On Project

The “READ ON guide”, produced by the partners of the European READ ON project, is a guide for teachers, youth workers, festivals, creative writing tutors and anyone working with young people aged 12 to 19. Inside you can find 15 IDEAS THAT YOU CAN ADAPT  The READ ON project gets young […]

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African-American Read-In

The 2021 National African American Read-In (AARI) begins on February 1. AARI is the nation’s first and oldest event dedicated to diversity in literature. It was established in 1990 by the Black Caucus of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) to make literacy a significant part of Black History Month. Although most participants won’t […]

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