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Tips and ideas to make literacy easy for busy parents.
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Brain Plasticity - How Learning Changes Your Brain | SharpBrains

Brain Plasticity - How Learning Changes Your Brain | SharpBrains | Family Literacy | Scoop.it
Neuroplasticity or brain plasticity refers to the brain’s ability to CHANGE throughout life. The brain has the amazing ability to reorganize itself by forming

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Choice Literacy - Articles & Videos - Full Article

Choice Literacy - Articles & Videos - Full Article | Family Literacy | Scoop.it
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Help for mom and dad! Jennifer does a lovely job explaining literacy and the way kids move through the process.

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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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Sound, not sight, major cause of dyslexia - Medill Reports: Chicago

Sound, not sight, major cause of dyslexia - Medill Reports: Chicago | Family Literacy | Scoop.it

Medill Reports: Chicago Sound, not sight, major cause of dyslexia Medill Reports: Chicago Researchers at Northwestern University's Auditory Neuroscience Laboratory investigated the underlying biological causes of dyslexia and found that a child's...


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Nutshell: Researchers at Northwestern University investigated the biological causes for dyslexia. Here are their findings.

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Scholastic Listen and Read - 54 nonfiction read along books

Scholastic Listen and Read - 54 nonfiction read along books | Family Literacy | Scoop.it
Introduce early readers to the job of a pizza maker! Meet Kwaku Twumasi, who describes his job using simple sentences read aloud.

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A Fun, Visual Way to Celebrate Reading Accomplishments

Creating a collage with book covers let's kids recall, celebrate, and share favorite reads! This seems particularly valuable for dormant readers and those who are kinesthetic learners.

 

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The Book Chook: Hand-selling Books to Kids

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Some tips for encouraging kids to read your own book suggestions. 


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5 Tips for Preventing Summer Slide | Children's Literacy Initiative - Serving Pre-k through 3rd grade educators since 1988

5 Tips for Preventing Summer Slide | Children's Literacy Initiative - Serving Pre-k through 3rd grade educators since 1988 | Family Literacy | Scoop.it
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Summer may be coming to a close, but its never to late to start the habit of sharing books and promoting reading with your kids.

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Kirby's Lane: A Place for Readers and Writers: From the Office of the Future of Reading

Kirby's Lane: A Place for Readers and Writers: From the Office of the Future of Reading | Family Literacy | Scoop.it
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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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What Parents Need to Know about Reading on an iPad (or Nook or Kindle) « Imagination Soup | Fun Learning and Play Activities for Kids

What Parents Need to Know about Reading on an iPad (or Nook or Kindle) « Imagination Soup | Fun Learning and Play Activities for Kids | Family Literacy | Scoop.it
As parents and educators, we must look for ways for children to read -- including the iPad, Kindle and NOOK. Since the reading experience is different, let's think through how to best use this technology for learning purposes.

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Children’s Literacy and Reading News – Roundup for March

Children’s Literacy and Reading News – Roundup for March | Family Literacy | Scoop.it

One of the easiest ways to get ideas and see what's going on vis-a-vis reading, and literacy news, is to subscribe to Jen Robinson's Book Page, Rasco from RIF or the Family Bookshelf. Twice a month this trio publishes interesting news and ideas.

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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 11:01 AM
What a wonderfully diverse collection of resources. They will meet kids "where they are" and still offer plenty of creativity and learning.