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11 Things I Wish I Had Known Before Teaching Reading - Education ...

11 Things I Wish I Had Known Before Teaching Reading - Education ... | Family Literacy | Scoop.it
Here's a list of advice I wish I had given myself before I taught reading. In fact, I wish I had known these things when I first started social studies. Some of this might be "duh" information, but for me, it was all new.
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Parents are our kids first reading teachers. 

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Improving Children's Literature in Digital Spaces

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How do we know if a digital book is of a quality to support children's literacy development? An answer to this question must be constructed by all who contribute to a child's growth as a literate person.

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Books: final chapter yet to be written - Books - NZ Herald News

Books: final chapter yet to be written - Books - NZ Herald News | Family Literacy | Scoop.it
Printed works aren't about to be killed off by digital readers just yet, says global publishing expert

 

The reassuring news about printed books - for those who devour them - is they are not ready to surrender to the digital tide.

 

That's the perspective of a book lover who reads ebooks and who sits at the top of the world's publishing industry. Jens Bammel, a German lawyer and secretary general of the International Publishing Association, watches the business of books from Geneva.

 

He likens its condition to surfing an avalanche, given that the irresistible momentum of digital publishing is sweeping all before it ...


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For Reading and Learning, Kids Prefer E-Books to Print Books | Digital Book World

For Reading and Learning, Kids Prefer E-Books to Print Books | Digital Book World | Family Literacy | Scoop.it
A new study suggests that children prefer e-books to print books and that they retain and comprehend an equal amount of information from both print- and e-books.
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Literacy is a family affair at the Farmington Community Library - Hometownlife.com

Literacy is a family affair at the Farmington Community Library
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And that creative play is used to promote literacy, to help children read, comprehend and learn, while also providing parents and caregivers with help and guidance.
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creative + imaginative play = promoting literacy

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Children’s Educational Technology: The Trends – Guest Post by Julie Brannon | The Digital Media Diet

Children’s Educational Technology: The Trends – Guest Post by Julie Brannon | The Digital Media Diet | Family Literacy | Scoop.it

Technology is transforming learning for people of all ages. Educational software is merging with gaming to help engage children. In many places textbooks have already moved into the digital realm, and teachers are “flipping the classroom” – using the internet to provide pre-classroom lectures and the classroom to embed that knowledge. New educational augmented reality applications are on the market. Inside and outside of schools educational technology is blossoming as new partnerships are being formed to help move numerous new initiatives forward ...


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Crickweb | #Literacy Links

Crickweb | #Literacy Links | Family Literacy | Scoop.it
Links to Free Interactive Primary or Elementary Literacy and English Resources and Games...

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Terry Doherty's comment, January 20, 2012 8:01 AM
What a wonderfully diverse collection of resources. They will meet kids "where they are" and still offer plenty of creativity and learning.